Flattery Quotes

Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.

Charles Caleb Colton

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Flattery is the infantry of negotiation.

Lord Chandos

Flattery will get you nowhere


For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.


Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.

Spanish proverb

Flattery will get you everywhere.

Mae West

What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.

George Bernard Shaw

Flattery was formerly a vice; it has now become the fashion.


If we did not flatter ourselves the flattery from others would not harm us.


Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.

FranÁois de La Rochefoucauld

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.

Jean de La Fontaine

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.

Samuel Johnson

Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.

Samuel Johnson

Nature has hardly formed a woman ugly enough to be insensible to flattery upon her person.

Lord Chesterfield
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