Applause Quotes

Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws. All other Life is living Death, a world where none but Phantoms dwell, A breath, a wind, a sound, a voice, a tinkling of the camel-bell.

Sir Richard Francis Burton

“Applause is a receipt, not a bill.”

Dale Carnegie

Applause waits on success.

Benjamin Franklin

Applause is a receipt, not a bill.

Dale Carnegie

“Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life.”

Elmer Davis

“Applause waits on success.”

Benjamin Franklin

“The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .”

Dale Carnegie

“The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.”

Baltasar Gracian

Affectation proceeds from one of these two causes,--vanity or hypocrisy; for as vanity puts us on affecting false characters, in order to purchase applause; so hypocrisy sets us on an endeavor to avoid censure, by concealing our vices under an appearance of their opposite virtues

Henry Fielding

Every Iraqi atrocity has confirmed the justice and the urgency of our cause. (Applause.) Against this enemy we will accept no outcome except complete victory.

George Walker Bush

The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country.

James Otis

Men whose only concern is other people's opinion of them are like actors who put on a poor performance to win the applause of people of poor taste; some of them would be capable of good acting in front of a good audience. A decent man plays his part to the best of his ability, regardless of the taste of the gallery.

Nicolas Chamfort

Popular applause veers with the wind.

John Bright

Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause.

Rudolf Bing

“Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.”

Alfred Jarry

“A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.”

Alec Waugh

“Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause.”

Rudolf Bing

“Popular applause veers with the wind.”

John Bright

“In the vain laughter of folly, wisdom hears half its applause.”

T.S. Eliot

“Any man who makes a speech more than six times a year is bound to repeat himself, not because he has little to say, but because he wants applause and the old stuff gets it”

William Feather

“Evil report carries further than any applause”

Baltasar Gracian

“Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.”

Edmund Burke

“In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.”

Judy Garland

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