Flattery Quotes

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1. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Hypocrisy Independence Men Misogyny Rationality Reason Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Women Women S Rights
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

2. “My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Hypocrisy Independence Men Misogyny Rationality Reason Self Determination Self Sufficiency Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Women Women S Rights
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

3. “I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists. I wish to persuade women to endeavor to acquire strength, both of mind and body, and to convince them that the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, delicacy of sentiment, and refinement of taste, are almost synonymous with epithets of weakness, and that those beings are only the objects of pity, and that kind of love which has been termed its sister, will soon become objects of contempt.”

Tags : Clichés Contempt Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Happiness Hypocrisy Independence Inequality Inferiority Men Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Weakness Women Women S Rights
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

4. “It does good to no woman to be flattered [by a man] who does not intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatuus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.”

Tags : Feelings Flattery Love Secret Love Sense Unavowed Love Vulnerability Women
Source : Jane Eyre

5. “Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.”

Tags : Flattery Praise Words

6. “Flattery does not encourage the perfect flow of love in the vein of your relationship. Be genuine and speak out what you feel for each other without hiding the painful truth.”

Tags : Be Real Being Real Date Dating Feelings Flattery Flow Funny But True Genuine Husband And Wife Love Love Affair Outspoken Painful Pains Real Reality Relation Show Yourself Speak Suffering Voilence Sweet Talk True Love Truth Vein

7. “The public wants work which flatters its illusions.”

Tags : Art Artists Creativity Flattery Public Readers Writers Writing

8. “He stepped down, avoiding any long look at her as one avoids long looks at the sun, but seeing her as one sees the sun, without looking.”

Tags : Admiration Anna Karenina Avoiding Flattery Gaze Love Stare Sun Tolstoy
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : Anna Karenina

9. “The most preposterous notion that Homo sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.”

Tags : Absurd Adoration Creation Dream Evidence Expenses Fantasy Flattery History Homo Sapiens Industry Lord Lord God Petulant Prayers Preposterous Ruler Universe
Source : Time Enough for Love

10. “An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”

Tags : Acquaintances Advice Caring Caring For Others Catholic Catholic Author Christian Companion Constructive Criticism Criticism Flattery Friend Friends Friendship Gadfly Hard Truths Human Nature People Tough Love True Friends True Love Truth Wisdom Wise Sayings
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

11. “It's been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable.”

Tags : Flattery
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

12. “No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't.”

Tags : Affirmation Flattery Self Image

13. “Then, in the spirit of benevolence, "Your face is well balanced." She slapped him encouragingly on the back, "You have very long eyelashes. Like a cow.”

Tags : Eyelashes Fantasy Flattery M M Romance
Author : C.S. Pacat
Source : Captive Prince: Volume Two

14. “Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.”

Tags : Autotune Bandwagon Compassion Culture Fads Flattery Gossip Knowledge Love Music News Peace Pity Pop Pop Culture Pop Music Popular Popular Culture Popular Music Propaganda Singing Tension Trends
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

15. “The trouble with most of us is that we'd rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”

Tags : Criticism Flattery Honesty Praise

16. “I believe that love--not imitation--is the sincerest form of flattery. Your imitator thinks that you can be duplicated; your lover knows you can't.”

Tags : Flattery Love Self Esteem

17. “In the best, the friendliest and simplest relations flattery or praise is necessary, just as grease is necessary to keep wheels turning. ”

Tags : Flattery Praise Relationships
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : War and Peace

18. “The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.”

Tags : Appreciation Carnegie Flattery Insincere Selfish Sincere Unselfish
Author : Dale Carnegie
Source : How to Win Friends and Influence People

19. “Heart-stopping envy is the sincerest form of flattery.”

Tags : Envy Flattery
Source : The Luxe

20. “To be most effective, flattery is always best applied with a trowel.”

Tags : Flattery Subtlety
Author : Alan Bradley
Source : The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag

21. “The Marquis believed himself to be hardened against flattery. He thought that he had experienced every variety, but he discovered that he was mistaken: the blatantly worshipful look in the eyes of a twelve-year-old, anxiously raised to his, was new to him, and it pierced his defences.”

Tags : Defense Flattery Schoolboy
Source : Frederica

22. “I do not know whether anyone has ever succeeded in not enjoying praise. And, if he enjoys it, he naturally wants to receive it. And if he wants to receive it, he cannot help but being distraught at losing it. Those who are in love with applause have their spirits starved not only when they are blamed off-hand, but even when they fail to be constantly praised.”

Tags : Flattery Praise Pride

23. “When a cat flatters ... he is not insincere: you may safely take it for real kindness.”

Tags : Cats Flattery Kindness Sincerity
Source : Imaginary Conversations

24. “When a woman has not received much flattery in her life, she will be seduced.”

Tags : Flattery Low Self Esteem Seduction Women
Source : Froi of the Exiles

25. “Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but worship is the greatest form of adoration.”

Tags : Adoration Flattery Spiritual Worship
Author : Jayce O'Neal

26. “Cats, like men, are flatterers.”

Tags : Cats Flattery Men
Source : Imaginary Conversations

27. “I live on shameless flattery...and vodka...but the two usually go hand in hand.”

Tags : Alcohol Flattery Funny

28. “It flattered her, where she was most susceptible of flattery, to think how, wound about in their hearts, however long they lived she would be woven...”

Tags : Flattery Memory
Source : To the Lighthouse

29. “Speransky, either because he appreciated Prince Andrey's abilities or because he thought it as well to secure his adherence, showed off his calm, impartial sagacity before Prince Andrey, and flattered him with that delicate flattery that goes hand in hand with conceit, and consists in a tacit assumption that one's companion and oneself are the only people capable of understanding all the folly of the rest of the world and the sagacity and profundity of their own ideas.”

Tags : Companionship Flattery
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : War and Peace

30. “It's love that makes the world go round - otherwise it would be flat.”

Tags : Flattery Love Round World
Author : Jay Woodman

31. “People don't care about being duped as long as they're happy, which is the shortest form of happiness; hence 'self-duprication' becomes a habit.”

Tags : Addiction Alcohol Appeasement Bliss Compliments Deceit Delusion Destruction Drugs Flattery Getting High Habit Joy Libel Lies Propaganda Rumors Self Destruction Slander Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

32. “baloney is flattery so thick it cannot be true; blarney is flatter so thin we like it.”

Tags : Baloney Blarney Compliment Flattery Humor

33. “What infinite heart's-easeMust kings neglect, that private men enjoy!And what have kings, that privates have not too,Save ceremony, save general ceremony?And what art thou, thou idle ceremony?What kind of god art thou, that suffer'st moreOf mortal griefs than do thy worshippers?What are thy rents? what are thy comings in?O ceremony, show me but thy worth!What is thy soul of adoration?Art thou aught else but place, degree and form,Creating awe and fear in other men?Wherein thou art less happy being fear'dThan they in fearing.What drink'st thou oft, instead of homage sweet,But poison'd flattery? O, be sick, great greatness,And bid thy ceremony give thee cure!Think'st thou the fiery fever will go outWith titles blown from adulation?Will it give place to flexure and low bending?Canst thou, when thou command'st the beggar's knee,Command the health of it? No, thou proud dream,That play'st so subtly with a king's repose;I am a king that find thee, and I know'Tis not the balm, the sceptre and the ball,The sword, the mace, the crown imperial,The intertissued robe of gold and pearl,The farced title running 'fore the king,The throne he sits on, nor the tide of pompThat beats upon the high shore of this world,No, not all these, thrice-gorgeous ceremony,Not all these, laid in bed majestical,Can sleep so soundly as the wretched slave,Who with a body fill'd and vacant mindGets him to rest, cramm'd with distressful bread;Never sees horrid night, the child of hell,But, like a lackey, from the rise to setSweats in the eye of Phoebus and all nightSleeps in Elysium; next day after dawn,Doth rise and help Hyperion to his horse,And follows so the ever-running year,With profitable labour, to his grave:And, but for ceremony, such a wretch,Winding up days with toil and nights with sleep,Had the fore-hand and vantage of a king.The slave, a member of the country's peace,Enjoys it; but in gross brain little wotsWhat watch the king keeps to maintain the peace,Whose hours the peasant best advantages.”

Tags : Adulation Burdens Ceremony Emptiness Empty Form Equality Exaltation Feudal Society Flattery Fulfillment Honors Humanity Kings Life Mankind Meaninglessness Peasants Pomp Purpose In Life Royalty Satisfaction Society Values Work
Source : Henry V

34. “Any halfway clever devil would decorate the highway to Hell as beautiful as possible.”

Tags : Appeal Bad Judgment Bride Deception Decorations Discernment Draw Easy Eternity Evil Facade Falsehood Good Good Judgment Gospel Heart Lies Lust Pleasure Right Satan Sensations Truth Wrong
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

35. “In every reign there comes one night of greatest blackness, when a King must send away his court of flatterers and servants, and sit alone in the dark with the beast called truth.In the gloom of the grand hall, Slately could hear it breathe.Truth at court was treated as if it were a precious commodity. It was hoarded, coveted, bartered for. Certainly this analogy applied to lies; his courtiers accepted his lies as currency of the realm. He handed them lies in large denominations, and they returned him his change in small ones.Oh, but truth was something different. Something alive and immortal. By light of day it was only a little butterfly: pretty, elusive, easily crushed, and utterly unable to defend itself. Most nights, too, it slept harmlessly. One could wave it away for a very long time.But on the nights it did not sleep, neither did the King.”

Tags : Burden Court Flattery King Lies Monarchy Truth
Author : Rob Balder
Source : Erfworld: Love is a Battlefield

36. “Marvelous,” she said. “Tell me about this tapestry.”Arachne’s lips curled over her mandibles. “Why do you care? You're about to die.”“Well, yes,” Annabeth said. “But the way you captured the light is amazing. Did you use real gold thread for the sunbeams?”

Tags : Annabeth Chase Arachne Flattery Heroes Of Olympus Percy Jackson And The Olympians Spiders The Mark Of Athena Trickery Weaving
Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Mark of Athena

37. “When you're appeasing too much, you might be egotistically over-estimating everyone's need for your approval.”

Tags : Appease Appeasement Approval Arrogance Artificial Compliments Ego Egotistical Fake False Flattery Insincerity Kindness Nice Pride Selfish Support
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

38. “As for those who spite you, and seemingly just because, it's only evident that they're learning from you. Maybe you taste bad - kind of like medicine, kind of like truth - and to them, you're thought unsafe. There is flattery in being chewed out and spit up. Humans have always had a hard time digesting foreign things.”

Tags : Chewed Up Criticism Development Digestion Disagreeable Encouragement Fear Flattery Foreigner Haters Intimidating Learning Medicine Misunderstood Motivation Process Ridicule Spite Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

39. “One of the most distinct features of this whole human history is god flattery! People never get tired of buttering every kind of gods in the hope of getting earthly benefit or obtaining heavenly plunder! Man is no doubt a tireless flunkey!”

Tags : Buttering Distinct Flattery Flattery Quotes Flunkeys God God Love Gods Heavenly Human History Ildan Wisdom Ildan Wise Sayings Ildan Words Mehmet Murat Ildan Quotations Mehmet Murat Ildan Quotes Plunder Tireless Turkish Authors Turkish Literature Turkish Playwrights Turkish Quotations Turkish Quotes Turkish Wisdom Words Turkish Writers

40. “Nice words and nice appearance doesn't conclude that someone is nice, i believe that the nicer you look, the more deceptive you appear.”

Tags : Aloof Alter Ego Appearance Beauty Deception Distrust Doubt Face Faces Fake People False People Fawning First Impression Flattering Flattery Good Looks Looks Nice Sinister Sugar Coating Words Sweet Talking Temporary Unbelieve

41. “Misguided good men are more dangerous than honest bad men. It is because they are seen as good that, in and by good conscience, the mob will always, stubbornly back them without question.”

Tags : Bad Conscience Bias Confirmation Bias Dangerous Deceit Discernment Dishonest Evil False Prophet Falsehood Fight Good Good And Evil Good Conscience Honest Intentions Judgment Majority Minority Misguided Prophet Smooth Talk Stubborn Support Truth War
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

42. “I cannot encourage any fabrication even for the sake of making people feel good. If I were to fabricate consciously and knowingly, I would not only be ordaining myself their enemy, but also ordaining myself God's enemy.”

Tags : Apologetics Christianity Enemies Fabrication Fabrications Facts Fake Flatter Flattery Foes Friends Friendship God Goodness Greater Good Holiness Honesty Lies Opinions Philosophy Pretense Real Theology Truth Work Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

43. “Why do I speak forth the unpopular? I have a sweet tooth but not when it comes back up.”

Tags : Candid Direct Flattery Honest Insincere Sugar Coated Truth Unconventional Unpopular

44. “Pretentiousness isn't always just big words and meaningless jargon, but also pretty words that either when put into action don't mean beans or hurt you in the long run. Oftentimes, the former appeals to the intellect whereas the latter appeals to the heart.”

Tags : Appeasement Deceit Fake Flattery Heart Intellect Jargon Meaning Meaningless Mind Practicality Pretentiousness Profound Vanity Words
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

45. “Assuming what people want is about as controlled as using fireworks to start a fire.”

Tags : Appeasement Assumptions Controlled Failure Fire Fireworks Flattery Funny Funny But True Guessing Humor Unpredictable
Author : Criss Jami

46. “What Melanie did was no more than all Southern girls were taught to do: to make those about them feel at ease and pleased with themselves. It was this happy feminine conspiracy which made Southern society so pleasant. Women knew that a land in which men were contented, uncontradicted, and safe in possession of unpunctured vanity was likely to be a very pleasant place for women to live. So from the cradle to the grave, women strove to make men pleased with themselves, and the satisfied men repaid lavishly with gallantry and adoration. In fact, men willingly gave the ladies everything in the world, except credit for having intelligence.Scarlett exercised the same charms as Melanie but with a studied artistry and consummate skill. The difference between the two girls lay in the fact that Melanie spoke kind and flattering words from a desire to make people happy, if only temporarily, and Scarlett never did it except to further her own aims.”

Tags : Chauvinism Chivalry Flattery Selfishness Southern Women
Source : Gone with the Wind

47. “Some say that a woman that trades her body for money is a whore, if that is the case, then a woman that trades her body for flattery and kind words is just a whore that is not paid very well.”

Tags : Body Career Character Flattery Jobs Kind Words Life Money Morals Philosophy Prostitute Prostitutes Prostitution Sex Sex Trade Sex Workers Sexism Whore Whores Woman Womans Body Women Women S Bodies
Author : Carl R White

48. “Some say that a woman that trades her body for money is a whore, if that is the case, then a woman that trades her body for flattery and kind words is just a whore that is not paid as well.”

Tags : Body Flattery Kind Words Life Money Morality Morals Philosophy Profession Professional Prostitute Prostitution Sex Sex Trade Sex Work Sex Workers Sexism Whore Women
Author : Carl R White

49. “There really is no sense in pretending to be normal. Just be you because the moment you do, weirder things happen. Crazy comes back into fashion and every woman has to go out and find her some.”

Tags : Copying Crazy Emulation Flattery Funny Humor Insane Prodigy Strange Weird Weirdness

50. “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but theft is a sin.”

Tags : Flattery Imitation Sin Theft
Author : Elena

51. “I become quite melancholy and deeply grieved to see men behave to each other as they do. Everywhere I find nothing but base flattery, injustice , self-interest, deceit and roguery. I cannot bear it any longer; I'm furious; and my intention is to break with all mankind.”

Tags : Compliments Deceit Flattery Hypocrisy Misanthropic People Roguery Society Stereotypes
Author : Molière
Source : The Misanthrope

52. “Nine times out of 10, the most charming thing to say in any given situation will be the exact opposite of what one really feels.”

Tags : Flattery Manners Politeness
Author : Geoff Dyer
Source : Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush

53. “What separates us into engineers and robots, puppeteers and puppets, kings and pawns, is not the status we hold at any given time among others - status is irrelevant; it is the level of ever-present awareness we have of a grey-matter tailor's tools [of flattery, persuasion, and cunning.]”

Tags : Awareness Charm Cunning Engineers Flattery Grey Matter Tailor Influence Kings Manipulation Mass Influence Others Pawns People Perspective Persuasion Puppeteers Puppets Queens Robots Self Awareness Separation Status
Source : Rise of the Morningstar

54. “Gracious ignored him. "A farmer's daughter, she was, though back then every girl was a farmer's daughter. Or a farmer. She had long hair like rope, and a nose. All her eyes were blue and she had a smile like a radiant hole in the ground, with teeth. God, she was beautiful.""She sounds terrifying," said Donegan."Hush, you. I will hear no bad word spoken of your sister.”

Tags : Dead Men Donegan Flattery Gracious Humour Skulduggery Pleasant
Author : Derek Landy
Source : The Dying of the Light

55. “Oh, and you accuse me of flattery! Here I waddle about like a fat old duck and you try to tell me I'm lovely.”

Tags : Charm Compliment Duck Fat Flattery Lovely Pregnancy Pregnant Waddle
Author : Robin Hobb
Source : City of Dragons

56. “To flatter a young man, tell him that you thought that he was older than he is. To flatter an old woman, tell her that you thought that she was younger than she is.”

Tags : Aging Compliment Flattery Old Age Self Consciousness Wrinkles

57. “How empty are the insincere words of people who, so easily, speak forth "love," "family" and "friendship" without meaning what they say even if their intentions are good albeit mere flattery.”

Tags : Empty Fake Flattery Insincere Phony

58. “You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won't do a thing unless you believe it yourself.”

Tags : Belief Compliment Confidence Encouragement Flattery Humility Insecurity Love Love Yourself Motivation Praise Pride Security Self Confidence Self Esteem
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

59. “Is not the true respect and worship of God the exercising of our power in such a way that we are also respected?”

Tags : Activism Attitude Caring Compassion Confidence Control Courage Doormats Empowerment Evolution Fearless God Growth Love Loving Martyr Passion Philosophy Power Respect Self Love Similiarity Value World Views Worship

60. “It's my uniform. Everyone in my company wears it.""It's hideous."Rose felt her hackles rise. The neon green uniform was hideous, butshe didn't appreciate him pointing it out. She opened her mouth."Yet despite it, you look lovely," he said."Flattery will get you nowhere," she told him."It's not flattery," he said coldly. "Flattery requires exaggeration.I'm merely stating a fact. You're a beautiful woman wearing an uglysack of unnatural color.”

Tags : Flattery Uniforms
Author : Ilona Andrews
Source : On the Edge

61. “Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Try not to see it as an invitation to compete.”

Tags : Competition Conflict Flattery Friendships Ending Relationships

62. “What a situation!' cried Miss Squeers; '...What is the reason that men fall in love with me, whether I like it or not, and desert their chosen intendeds for my sake?' 'Because they can't help it, miss,' replied the girl; 'the reason's plain.' (If Miss Squeers were the reason, it was very plain.)”

Tags : Flattery Humor Plain Vanity
Source : Nicholas Nickleby

63. “We never slam the door on flattery, we nudge it shut like a man rejecting his mistress: if she nudges back, we're delighted – and if she breaks it down, we rejoice.”

Tags : Flattery
Source : Paul

64. “He shook his head, but I kept flattering him, telling him how fine his beard was, how fair his skin was (ha!), how it was obvious from his nose and forehead that he wasn't some pig herd who had converted, but a true-blue Muslim who had flown here on a magic carpet all the way from Mecca, and he grunted with satisfaction”

Tags : Flattery Funny
Author : Aravind Adiga
Source : The White Tiger

65. “He flattered himself on being a man without any prejudices; and his pretension itself is a very great prejudice.”

Tags : Denial Flattery Prejudice

66. “Cities make ferocious men because they make corrupt men. The mountains, the sea, the forest, make savage men; they develop the fierce side, but often without destroying the humane side.”

Tags : Flattery Noble Savage Popularity Reputation
Author : Victor Hugo
Source : Les Misérables

67. “Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.”

Tags : Flattery Imitation Listening

68. “Becoming accomplished at what you do is no easy task, nor is the goal reached in a day. The process is time consuming, requires dedication, innovative ideas, meticulous strategizing and can be quite tedious at times. For many, the ultimate objective is to challenge the status quo, change the game, chart unexplored territory, and set a new standard of excellence. Sometimes hitting those marks is its own reward. Seeing others apply your blueprint to construct their own path to success is even more fulfilling. Leaders are motivated by believers! Bask in the imitation of others. After all, it is the highest form of flattery!”

Tags : Flattery Inspirational Quotes Leaders Motivational Quotes

69. “Every sexual sin begins with flattery.”

Tags : Begins Every Flattery Sexual Sin

70. “Flattery is the worst and fastest way of showing our esteem”

Tags : Flattery

71. “When Quiggin ingratiated himself with people—during his days as secretary to St. John Clarke, for example—he was far too shrewd to confine himself to mere flattery. A modicum of bullying was a pleasure both to himself and his patrons.”

Tags : Bullying Flattery Quiggin
Source : A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement

72. “...simțea dezgust și lipsă de voință, hipnotismul acela al lingușirii care ... se manifestă ca un coșmar al conștiinței, ca o boală... Dar nu mai poți lovi cu piciorul cînd ți s-a lins cizma...”

Tags : Flattery Lingusire
Author : Andrei Bitov
Source : Pushkin House

73. “What did you do?" Kate asked."Nothing. We're inside the wards." Simon laughed and drank the elixir.She looked around with surprise. "How can you tell? At night? In the snow?""That tree." He indicated an ash tree standing amidst other ash trees."It looks like a thousand other trees.""No, it looks like you." Simon took a shallow, pained breath, but smiled. "It's my marker."Both Kate and Malcolm stared at the tree. Kate cocked her hip. "It looks like me? A tree? That's flattering.""Yes. See how the curves--" Simon worked his hands in an hourglass shape. "It looks like you.”

Tags : Fantasy Flattery Funny Magic Trees
Author : Clay Griffith
Source : The Undying Legion

74. “aphorism 129:I would have every thought stoop and touch the Earth but that I already know the impossibility of the effort. A thought seems to have a life of its own and would rather leave itself open to flattering interpretations.”

Tags : Effort Flattery Impossibility Thought Thoughts
Author : Matt Berry
Source : A Human Strategy: Toward a Genuine Spirituality, Second Edition

75. “How defenseless we are in the face of flattery!”

Tags : Flattery
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Unbearable Lightness of Being

76. “I don't like compliments and I don't see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn't mean.”

Tags : Compliments Flattery Hypocrisy Men Women Words
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : Lady Windermere's Fan

77. “Complimenting someone in an exaggerated way is known as flattery, and flattery will generally get you anything you want...”

Tags : Compliments Flattery
Source : When Did You See Her Last?

78. “Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver, and adulation is not of more service to the people than to kings.”

Tags : Flattery
Author : Edmund Burke
Source : Reflections on the Revolution in France

79. “O most excellent of carpets," he said, "O brightest-colored and most delicately woven, whose lovely textile is so cunningly enhanced with magic, I fear I have not treated you hitherto with proper respect. I have snapped commands and even shouted at you, where I now see that your gentle nature requires only the mildest of requests. Forgive, oh, forgive!”

Tags : Diana Wynne Jones Flattery Humour Magic Carpet

80. “Presenting a humble façade gains trust; flattery appeals to ego; combine the two to gain an ego-based trust within someone, and you will find in your hands a judgement clouding tool second only to love.”

Tags : Ego Ego Based Trust Façade Flattery Front Humility Judgement Judgment Love Manipulation Persuasion Trust
Source : Rise of the Morningstar

81. “He did not flatter me. It was I who found his appreciation flattering.”

Tags : Flattery The Idiot

82. “Moreover, I have heard that those who are fond of praising men to their faces are also fond of damning them behind their backs.”

Tags : False Flattery Sycophants
Author : Zhuangzi
Source : The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

83. “The criminal (as slave) often seeks a person of great perfection (and here, as a judge of people's imperfection, the criminal is much harsher than a good man), because he so wants to obtain trust from outside (not through an inner change of mind). If he believes he has found such a person, he gives himself up to him in the most complete slavery, and he searches in an importunate manner for people whom he could serve as a slave. He also wants to live as a slave so as never to be alone.”

Tags : Death Ethics Flattery Life Love Otto Weininger Philosophy Psychology Truth Wisdom

84. “The saying 'flattery gets you everywhere' appalls me. If you're going to pay someone a compliment make sure it's 100% genuine or not at all.-Flattery is deception and who wants to be lied to?”

Tags : Authenticity Compliments Courage Flattery Honesty Miya Yamanouchi Quotes Quotes About Flattery The Quote Princess
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

85. “Flattery isn’t the highest compliment – parasitism is.”

Tags : Compliment Flattery Parasitism
Source : Shipstar

86. “Flattery is as important a machine as the lever, isn't it, Saxonberg? Give it a proper place to rest, and it can move the world.”

Tags : Flattery Machine
Source : from the mixed-up files of mrs. basil e. frankweiler

87. “Next day at the review the Tsar asked Prince Andrey where he desired to serve; and Bolkonsky ruined his chances for ever in the court world by asking to be sent to the front, instead of begging for a post in attendance on the Tsar's person.”

Tags : Flattery Power War
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : War and Peace

88. “You are the belle of the ball tonight.” He said as he moved in closer. “How can you be so sinfully beautiful Mrs. Norman?”

Tags : Fiction Flattery Temptations
Author : Barry Gray
Source : The Revenge of Esther Norman The Complete First Series

89. “It was napoleon who once observed how easy it is to win men over through flattery simply by bequeathing a title to them or pinning a metal or token on their chest.”

Tags : Flattery
Author : Texe Marrs
Source : Codex Magica: Secret Signs, Mysterious Symbols, and Hidden Codes of the Illuminati

90. “He (LBJ) was smiling and deferential, but lots of guys can be smiling and deferential. He had something else. No matter what someone thought, Lyndon would agree with him – and would be there ahead of him, in fact. He could follow someone's mind around – and figure out where it was going and beat it there.”

Tags : Flattery Persuasion

91. “But unlike Jack, Bobby had not been groomed to be a candidate, and he was constitutionally incapable of the flattery and false praise with which politicians like Johnson got others to do their daily bidding.”

Tags : Culture Flattery Personality
Source : Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America

92. “Never fear that: if he be so resolved, I can o'ersway him; for he loves to hearThat unicorns may be betray'd with trees,And bears with glasses,elephants with holes,Lions with toils and men with flatterers; But when I tell him he hates flatterers,He says he does, being then most flattered.Let me work;For I can give his humour the true bent,And I will bring him to the Capitol.”

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93. “The characteristic of coquettes is affectation governed by whim.”

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94. “Flatterers should be mistrusted, especially when they praise the dead. To seek a place in society is self-serving, but to seek one in history affects everyone.”

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Author : Bauvard
Source : Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic

95. “If you want to make an ordinary man happy, or think that he is happy, give him money, power, flattery, gifts, honours. If you want to make a wise man happy - improve yourself!”

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Author : Idries Shah
Source : Reflections

96. “Do you know what that’s like? How good it feels? For once in my life, someone wants me.”

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Source : Starkissed

97. “There are three types of intelligent persons: the first so intelligent that being called very intelligent must seem natural and obvious; the second sufficiently intelligent to see that he is being flattered, not described; the third so little intelligent that he will believe anything. I knew I belonged to the second kind.”

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Author : John Fowles
Source : The Magus

98. “Apprenez que tout flatteurVit aux dépens de celui qui l'écoute :Cette leçon vaut bien un fromage, sans doute.Flatterers thrive on fools' credulity.The lesson's worth a cheese, don't you agree?”

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Source : Fables de La Fontaine

99. “I'll read enoughWhen I do see the very book indeedWhere all my sins are writ, and that's myself.Give me that glass and therein will I read.No deeper wrinkles yet? Hath sorrow struckSo many blows upon this face of mineAnd made no deeper wounds?O flattering glass,Like to my followers in prosperityThou dost beguile me!”

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Source : Richard II

100. “If a story is w/out flaws or doubts, it is flattery or even brainwashing. You should read it as if drinking a glass of water. But be prepared - you would not remember its taste.”

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Author : Vinko Vrbanic

101. “I really feel sorry for the many men who are surrounded by people who flatter them all the time. In Chinese we have a golden proverb: "The true friend is the one who shows you how to bow down. Because you cannot enter the cave of treasures without bowing at the opening. And the true enemy is the one who flatters you. Because you cannot enter the cave of treasures standing tall with pride." At the end of the day, it is those that flatter you who keep you away from the true treasures in your life. In the culture we all live in today, we are taught to surround ourselves by people "who believe in us". That is true to some extent. But in reality, there are many times when the people around us ought to slap us in the face because we are being idiots. This seems to be particularly prevalent amongst men. In their quest to build a kingdom, they surround themselves with peasants. But this is not how to build a kingdom. In order to build a kingdom, surround yourself with knights. True friends who will protect you, even if it means protecting you from your own wayward self.”

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Author : C. JoyBell C.