Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it.
It is the greatest possible praise to be praised by a man who is himself deserving of praise
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
We increase whatever we praise. The whole creation responds to praise, and is glad.
Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
None can be pleased without praise, and few can be praised without falsehood.
Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.
A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt, Not practise!
A hypocrite is in himself both the archer and the mark, in all actions shooting at his own praise or profit.
Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant
Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn
Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt,
Oh Jesus, they have built these churches for the sake of their own glory, and embellished them with silk and melted gold. . . . They left the bodies of Thy chosen poor wrapped in tattered raiment in the cold night. . . . They filled the sky with the smoke of burning candles and incense and left the bodies of Thy faithful worshipers empty of bread. . . . They raised their voices with hymns of praise, but deafened themselves to the cry and moan of the widows and orphans. Come again, Oh Living Jesus, and drive the vendors of Thy faith from Thy sacred temple, for they have turned it into a dark cave where vipers of hypocrisy and falsehood crawl and abound.
It is impossible that this gnosis resulting in the heart should be achieved by man for any other purpose than to obey God, love Him, and worship Him. This gnosis should be sought for the sake of God, not for any other reason whatsoever, unlike the remaining external acts of devotion, which can be performed for other worldly interests, such as hypocrisy, praise, and commendation.
A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.
He's as good at his age as Jack (Nicklaus) was, and look at what Jack has done in the gime of golf. That's the highest praise I can give anyone, to compare him to Jack Nicklaus.
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame.
It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.
Blame is safer than praise.
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
Praise is the best diet for us, after all.
“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.”
Sometimes we deny being worthy of praise, hoping to generate an argument we would be pleased to lose.
There are five prayers and five times of day for prayer; the five have five names. Let the first be truthfulness, the second honest living, and the third charity in the Name of God. Let the fourth be good will to all, and the fifth the praise of the Lord.