Flattery Quotes

Flattery is never so agreeable as to our blind side; commend a fool for his wit, or a knave for his honesty, and they will receive you into their bosoms

Henry Fielding

Everyone likes flattery, and when you come to Royalty, you should lay it on with a thick trowel.

Benjamin Disraeli

Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out.

Dale Carnegie

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.

Dame Edith Sitwell

Flattery is the worst and falsest way of showing our esteem

Jonathan Swift

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed

Josh Billings

I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand. In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything.

Agnetha Faltskog

Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit


Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself

Dale Carnegie

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.

Joyce Brothers

Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld
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