Flattery was formerly a vice; it has now become the fashion.
A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her
Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people in order to betray them.
Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation
Flattery will get you nowhere
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
Let those flatter who fear; it is not an American art
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.
It is easier and handier for men to flatter than to praise.
We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.
Flattery will get you everywhere.
We sometimes imagine we hate flattery, but we only hate the way we are flattered.
Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise.
The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by truth makes it circuitous and conventional
The skilful class of flatterers praise the discourse of an ignorant friend and the face of a deformed one.
Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught.
The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.
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