A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her
Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation
Flattery will get you nowhere
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
Flattery will get you everywhere.
We sometimes imagine we hate flattery, but we only hate the way we are flattered.
Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by truth makes it circuitous and conventional
I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.
If censorship reigns, there cannot be sincere flattery, and only small men are afraid of small writings.
The world is a king, and like a king, desires flattery in return for favor; but true art is selfish and perverse it will not submit to the mold of flattery.
Flattery of the people and incapacity to resist public opinion are the democratic vices, particularly among writers, artists, journalists and anyone else who is dependent on an audience.
The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.