Flattery Quotes

Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself

Dale Carnegie

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

Helen Rowland

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.

Joseph Story

Knavery and flattery are blood relations.

Abraham Lincoln

Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

Let those flatter who fear; it is not an American art

Thomas Jefferson

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.

Jean Paul Richter

We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.

Denis Diderot

Flattery will get you everywhere.

Mae West

We sometimes imagine we hate flattery, but we only hate the way we are flattered.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise.

William Penn

The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by truth makes it circuitous and conventional

Walter Savage Landor

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.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.

Jorge Luis Borges

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Updated On : May 10, 2013
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