None can be pleased without praise, and few can be praised without falsehood.
You do ill to praise, but worse to censure, what you do not understand
Self - praise is no recommendation
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise.
It is not for minds like ours to give or to receive flatter; yet the praises of sincerity have ever been permitted to the voice of friendship
He that is proud eats up himself; pride in his glass, his trumpet, his chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise
A little praise is not only merest justice but is beyond the purse of no one
There are two modes of establishing our reputation: to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter.
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.
Insults should be written in the sand, and praises carved in stone.
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 out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
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.
Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.
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.
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