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.
Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice. Fans will also defend you.
Tear down skepticism and dispel your doubt; with your intuition, draw the bow of the Praise of the Lord.
Few sons attain the praise Of their great sires and most their sires disgrace.
He that does good for good's sake seeks neither praise nor reward, though sure of both at last.
They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.
Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise
and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves even in those books which they write in contempt of glory inscribe their names.
"Classic": A book which people praise but don't read.
If our aim is to praise, we should forget to criticize; if our aim is to criticize, we should remember to praise
Only where we ourselves are responsible for our own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value. We are neither entitled to be unselfish at someone else's expense nor is there any merit in being unselfish if we have no choice. The members of a society who in all respects are made to do the good thing have no title to praise.
Thanksgiving is nothing if not a glad and reverent lifting of the heart to God in honor and praise for His goodness.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him,
and bless his name. For the Lord is good...
Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding
There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself.
You do ill to praise, but worse to censure, what you do not understand
Self - praise is no recommendation
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise.