Praise Quotes

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.

John Keats

In doing what we ought we deserve no praise.

Latin Proverb

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

Lord Byron

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

William Shakespeare

A little praise is not only merest justice but is beyond the purse of no one

Emily Post

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.

Charles Caleb Colton

It is the greatest possible praise to be praised by a man who is himself deserving of praise

Latin Proverb

An honest man is hurt by praise unjustly bestowed.

French Proverb

Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.

Samuel Johnson

If you're sincere, praise is effective. If you're insincere, it's manipulative.

Zig Ziglar

Insults should be written in the sand, and praises carved in stone.

Arab proverb

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.

Walter Landor

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

Words of praise, indeed, are almost as necessary to warm a child into a genial life as acts of kindness and affection. Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Praise in the beginning is agreeable enough, and we receive it as a favor; but when it comes in great quantities, we regard it only as a debt, which nothing but our merit could extort.

Oliver Goldsmith

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