Flattery Quotes

Advertising - a judicious mixture of flattery and threats.

Northrop Frye

Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.

Jack Paar

We sometimes imagine we hate flattery, but we only hate the way we are flattered.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Flattery will get you everywhere.

Mae West

Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Knavery and flattery are blood relations.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Helen Rowland

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.

Kate Chopin

The voice of history is often little more than the organ of hatred or flattery.

Edward Gibbon

No matter what other nations may say about the United States, immigration is still the sincerest form of flattery.

Clayton Cramer

The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by truth makes it circuitous and conventional

Walter Savage Landor

If censorship reigns, there cannot be sincere flattery, and only small men are afraid of small writings.

Pierre Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais

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.

Ludwig van Beethoven

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.

Allan David Bloom

The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.

Jorge Luis Borges

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