“Evil report carries further than any applause”
“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”
“In the vain laughter of folly, wisdom hears half its applause.”
“Popular applause veers with the wind.”
“Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause.”
“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.”
“Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.”
Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause.
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.
There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain, but only temporarily.
“My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it.”
“One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.”
Evil report carries further than any applause
There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause.
Applause begets applause in the theatre, as laughter begets laughter and tears beget tears.
The brave man seeks not popular applause, Nor, overpower'd with arms, deserts his cause; Unsham'd, though foil'd, he does the best he can, Force is of brutes, but honor is of man.
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep
“I would like you all to give me a round of applause as I have not crashed my car in over 15 months”
To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.
Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
If I have played my part well, clap your hands, and dismiss me with applause from the stage.
Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment. Such attraction fades quickly - it cannot compete in the market of leisure pursuits, incorporating as it increasingly does various forms of religious titillation.
I cant hear the critics talking over the applause.
If a studio offered to pay me as much to sweep the floor as it did to act, I'd sweep the floor. There isn't anything that pays you as well as acting while you decide what the hell you're going to do with yourself. Who cares about the applause? Do I need applause to feel good about myself?