Where there is no difficulty there is no praise
A little praise is not only merest justice but is beyond the purse of no one
It is the greatest possible praise to be praised by a man who is himself deserving of praise.
Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly
An honest man is hurt by praise unjustly bestowed.
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
If you're sincere, praise is effective. If you're insincere, it's manipulative.
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
Praise follows truth afar off, and only overtakes her at the grave; plausibility clings to her skirts and holds her back till then
Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise.
Trust him little who praise all, him less who censures all and him least who is indifferent about all
Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.
A man who does not love praise is not a full man.
The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us.
Praise has different effects, according to the mind it meets with; it makes a wise man modest, but a fool more arrogant, turning his weak brain giddy.
Praise never gives us much pleasure unless it concur with our own opinion, and extol us for those qualities in which we chiefly excel.
Praise, of all things, is the most powerful excitement to commendable actions, and animates us in our enterprises.
Praise is the symbol which represents sympathy, and which the mind insensibly substitutes for its recollection and language.
History is the narrative of great actions with praise or blame.
Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise
Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say.
It is easier and handier for men to flatter than to praise.
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.