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We must define flattery and praise; they are distinct. Trajan was encouraged to virtue by the panegyric Pliny; Tiberius became obstinate in vice from the flattery of his senators.
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Imitation is the surest form of flattery and failure. I am not interested with your talk about my ideas. I am more interested in your applying them to your life. If you do not, then you are essentially not in accord with your own mind.
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Not only the adoration of images is idolatry, but also trust in one's own righteousness, works and merits, and putting confidence in riches and power. As the latter is the commonest, so it also is the most noxious.
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Being and time determine each other reciprocally, but in such a manner that neither can the former - Being - be addressed as something temporal nor can the latter - time - be addressed as a being.
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Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him. - Jean de La Fontaine Quotes
Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
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Only God is able to humble us without humiliating us and to exalt us without flattering us. - Ravi Zacharias Quotes
Only God is able to humble us without humiliating us and to exalt us without flattering us.
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Leadership is never given on a silver platter, one has to earn it. - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Quotes
Leadership is never given on a silver platter, one has to earn it.
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Praise to the undeserving is severe satire. - Benjamin Franklin Quotes
Praise to the undeserving is severe satire.
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There is no other way to guard yourself against flattery than by making men understand that telling you the truth will not offend you.
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I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.
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I’m no good for anything except taking the world apart and putting it together again (and I manage the latter less and less frequently).
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He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer. - William Shakespeare Quotes
He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer.
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A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so. - Aristotle Quotes
A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.
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Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery. - Jack Paar Quotes
Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.
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When I was willing to let go of what I wanted, I received what was truly mine. I’ve realized that the latter is always the greater gift.
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Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise. - William Penn Quotes
Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise.
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Everyone must accept that we will age and age is not always flattering. - Amitabh Bachchan Quotes
Everyone must accept that we will age and age is not always flattering.
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Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught.
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Sarcasm is the lowest form of humor but the highest form of flattery. - Benjamin Franklin Quotes
Sarcasm is the lowest form of humor but the highest form of flattery.
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I was very flattered by the sex-kitten thing because I never thought of myself as that.
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Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning. - George Bernard Shaw Quotes
Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery - it's the sincerest form of learning.
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If a man can reach the latter days of his life with his soul intact, he has mastered life.
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Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself.
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But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.
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Being-alone is a deficient mode of being-with; its possibility is a proof for the latter.
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A flatterer never seems absurd: The flatter'd always takes his word. - Benjamin Franklin Quotes
A flatterer never seems absurd: The flatter'd always takes his word.
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Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.
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Among all the diseases of the mind there is not one more epidemical or more pernicious than the love of flattery.
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Our domestic Napoleons, too many of them, give flattery, bonnets and bracelets to women, and everything else but - justice.
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Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.
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In a country that doesn't discriminate between fame and infamy, the latter presents itself as plainly more achievable.
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Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver; and adulation is not of more service to the people than to kings.
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The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
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Here lies one who neither flattered nor feared any flesh.
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The most skillful flattery is to let a person talk on, and be a listener.
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The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is the pretense of intelligent ignorance. The former is teachable; the latter is not.
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If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
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It is hard to resist a flatterer who gets it right.
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One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.
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By flatterers besieged And so obliging that he ne'er obliged.
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Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.
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I define a Sign as anything which is so determined by something else, called its Object, and so determines an effect upon a person, which effect I call its Interpretant, that the latter is thereby mediately determined by the former.
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No adulation; 'tis the death of virtue; Who flatters, is of all mankind the lowest Save he who courts the flattery.
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Perfumed and gallant words make our ears belch.
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Flee flattery, false praise and fair weather friends
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Of praise a mere glutton, he swallow'd what came, And the puff a dunce, he mistook it for fame; Till his relish grown callous, almost to displease, Who pepper'd the highest was surest to please.
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Nothing is harder to resist than a bit of flattery.
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Of all wild beasts preserve me from a tyrant; and of all tame a flatterer.
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They say one of the greatest forms of flattery is for your son to follow in your footsteps. And so I enjoy that greatest form of flattery, without a doubt.
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Gallantry of mind consists in saying flattering things in an agreeable manner.
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Though flattery blossoms like friendship, yet there is a vast difference in the fruit.
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An image has stuck for most of my career and it isn't flattering. - Robbie Fowler Quotes
An image has stuck for most of my career and it isn't flattering.
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Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
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While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress.
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For the assertion that "There is no God" is just as much a claim to knowledge as is the assertion that "There is a God." Therefore, the former assertion requires justification just as the latter does.
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Your latter days are supposed to be greater than your former days.
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Imitation is flattery, and The Hills Have Eyes is a classic.
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Because nothing says flattery like a gun to the head.
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He does me double wrong That wounds me with the flatteries of his tongue.
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Nobody hands you excellence on a silver platter. You earn it through planning, preparing, and persisting in the face of all obstacles.
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Flattery labors under the odious charge of servility.
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It's my custom to say something flattering to begin with so I shall be excused if I put my foot in it later on.
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When we are not engaged in thinking about some definite problem, we usually spend about 95 percent of our time thinking about ourselves. Now, if we stop thinking about ourselves for a while and begin to think of the other person's good points, we won't have to resort to flattery so cheap and false that it can be spotted almost before it is out of the mouth.
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A fool can no more see his own folly than he can see his ears.
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Flattery is like a painted armor; only for show.
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If one must choose between rigour and meaning, I shall unhesitatingly choose the latter.
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Keep your jacket buttoned. Always. It's just really flattering—it will take pounds off you.
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If I had to choose between government without newspapers, and newspapers without government, I wouldn't hesitate to choose the latter
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Do not offer a compliment and ask a favor at the same time. A compliment that is charged for is not valuable.
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There must always be some who are brighter and some who are stupider, the latter make up for it by being better workers.
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You can stroke people with words.
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For how is it possible, says that acute man, that when a concept is given me, I can go beyond it and connect with it another which is not contained in it, in such a manner as if that latter necessarily belonged to the former?
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In the best, the friendliest and simplest relations flattery or praise is necessary, just as grease is necessary to keep wheels turning.
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Flattery of the verbal kind is gross. In short, applause is of too coarse a nature to be swallowed in the gross, though the extract or tincture be ever so agreeable.
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What drink'st thou oft, instead of homage sweet, But poisoned flattery?
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O Beauty, find thyself in love, not in the flattery of thy mirror.
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Direct, forceful, energetic. Loves power, eats up publicity and flattery... Can turn on charm at will and knows it.
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What we don't know is about Jeb Bush and cocaine. But we do know that he did once had his brother Florida on a silver platter.
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The great piano virtuoso Paderewski was once playing before an audience of the rich and the royal. After a brilliant performance, an elegant lady waxed ecstatic over the great artist. She said, "Ah Maestro, you are a genius!" Paderewski tartly replied, "Ah yes, madam, but before I was a genius I was a clod!" What he was saying was that his present acclaim was not handed to him on a silver platter. He, too, was once a little boy laboriously practicing his scales. And even at his peak, behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of practice and preparation.
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I love men that love women. Morgan Freeman, who I worked with on 'RED,' was very flattering to me. But he is flattering to all women. He is a woman-charmer.
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