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Inspirational Quotes about Flattery

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Imitation is the sincerest flattery.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Wisdom

The love of one's own sex is precious,
for it is neither provoked by vanity nor retained by flattery;
it is genuine and sincere.
- Maria Mitchell

Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence,
for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve,
it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.
- Sarah Fielding

Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
- Abraham Lincoln

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The flattery is nice, but awards don't add up to writing quality songs.
- Chantal Kreviazuk

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Flattery is the infantry of negotiation.
- Lord Chandos


 

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
- Edmund Burke

Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true,
and blarney is flattery so thin we love it.
- Fulton J. Sheen

A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
- James Monroe

I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand.
In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything.
- Agnetha Faltskog

Imitation is flattery, and The Hills Have Eyes is a classic.
- Michael Berryman

Advertising - a judicious mixture of flattery and threats.
- Northrop Frye

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you
in your efforts to believe it.
- Wilson Mizner

Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.
- Jack Paar

Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty
you should lay it on with a trowel.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by
assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
- Edith Sitwell

The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery,
which is worth nothing.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery
when they aren't present.
- P. J. O'Rourke

He who says he hates every kind of flattery,
and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Flattery is like chewing gum.
Enjoy it but don't swallow it.
- Hank Ketcham

This flattery has been rather slow in coming.
I think all of sudden late in life now I'm getting
some credit for what I've done.
Which is gratifying, but it's kind of a little late.
- Jack Vance

One may define flattery as a base companionship which
is most advantageous to the flatterer.
- Theophrastus

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

None are more taken in by flattery than the proud,
who wish to be the first and are not.
- Baruch Spinoza

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery.
If you flatter all the company, you please none;
If you flatter only one or two,
you offend the rest.
- Jonathan Swift

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
- Joyce Brothers

To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
- John Churton Collins

Said I was beautiful, did he? He's being paid for treatment,
not flattery.
- Lillie Langtry

Imitation is the highest form of flattery,
but clones kind of get it wrong because we are promoting
individuality and being proud of being yourself.
- Brian Molko

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt,
not swallowed.
- Josh Billings

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
- Minna Antrim

Sheer flattery got me into the theater.
Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.
- Carroll O'Connor

We should keep silent about those in power;
to speak well of them almost implies flattery;
to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous,
and when they are dead is cowardly.
- Jean de la Bruyere

I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets
to say that many readers would be surprised,
perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper
editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.
- Kate Chopin

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
Love me and I may be forced to love you.
- William Arthur Ward

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast
not charity for thy neighbor.
- Francis Quarles

The women who inspired this play deserved to be smacked
across the head with a meat ax and that,
I flatter myself, is exactly what I smacked them with.
- Clare Boothe Luce

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain

Were I to flatter myself with the possibility of success in such combat,
it would indeed be presumption.
- Anne Seward

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
- Jean Paul

Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess
new ideas which mere human language is as yet unable to express.
- James C. Maxwell

Taxes should be lower, flatter, and simpler,
in that order.
- David Boaz

I don't care how stylish something is if it doesn't flatter me.
- Ali Larter

The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them;
it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
- Moliere

In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
- Jean Rostand

I keep going over a sentence.
I nag it, gnaw it, pat and flatter it.
- Janet Flanner

To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn,
is but a state of half enjoyment.
- Jane Austen

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
- Wendell Phillips

A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot,
he will never flatter his country in any respect.
- Francois Fenelon

You can always draw as well as you know how to.
I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas;
but I know that is not so.
- William Morris Hunt

I must not say what I truly think, or you will tell
me I flatter you-but I can only speak what I feel-and
very often I cannot even do that when the feeling is very deep.
- Marie Corelli

I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly:
far too dearly to flatter you.
Don't flatter me.
- Charlotte Bronte

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

I don't flatter myself with much dependence upon the
present disposition of the Eastern Indians,
who are many ways liable to be drawn into a rupture
with us by the artifices of the French,
their own weakness and the influence which the French
Missionary Priests have over them.
- William Shirley

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you
to say disagreeable things to your intimates.
The nearer you come into relation with a person,
the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Worse there cannot be; a better, I believe,
there may be, by giving energy to the capital and skill
of the country to produce exports,
by increasing which, alone, can we flatter ourselves
with the prospect of finding employment for that part
of our population now unemployed.
- Joseph Hume

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not,
should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust;
and music,
even in situations of the greatest horror,
should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it,
and thereby always remain music.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Tell me not of joy: there's none Now my little sparrow's gone;
He,
just as you, Would toy and woo, He would chirp and flatter me,
He would hang the wing awhile, Till at length he saw me smile,
Lord!
how sullen he would be!
- William Cartwright

The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking
it away from those who have a different complexion
or slightly flatter noses than ourselves,
is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.
- Joseph Conrad

People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking
that their faults are always present to other people's minds,
as if they believe that the world is always contemplating
their individual charms and virtues.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

So you shouldn't really flatter yourself that they want to be your buddy.
They don't.
Generally.
They want you for some reason or other,
and you just have to fend that off all the time.
- Kurt Loder

The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living:
they never flatter us to our faces,
nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy,
nor quit their shelves until we take them down.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

I mean, I did a film, a musical of 'Scrooge',
in '70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors.
I hope that the day will come when we don't have to turn up at all.
- Albert Finney

It's impossible to be more flat-chested than I am.
- Candice Bergen


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