Praise Quotes

History is the narrative of great actions with praise or blame.

Cotton Mather

Those blessed with the karma of good actions praise the Lord. O Nanak, they make the Guru their spiritual teacher. In the fourth watch of the early morning hours, a longing arises in their higher consciousness. They are attuned to the river of life; the True Name is in their minds and on their lips.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Praise is the symbol which represents sympathy, and which the mind insensibly substitutes for its recollection and language.

Sir James Mackintosh

Praise, of all things, is the most powerful excitement to commendable actions, and animates us in our enterprises.

Jean de la Bruyere

Praise never gives us much pleasure unless it concur with our own opinion, and extol us for those qualities in which we chiefly excel.

David Hume

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.

Owen Felltham

The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us.

Benjamin Disraeli

A man who does not love praise is not a full man.

Henry Ward Beecher

Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.


Trust him little who praise all, him less who censures all and him least who is indifferent about all

Johann Lavater

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise.

Mary Kay Ash

Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.

Alexander Pope

Praise follows truth afar off, and only overtakes her at the grave; plausibility clings to her skirts and holds her back till then

James Russell Lowell

The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.

Thomas Hobbes

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.

Walter Landor
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