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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Flattery (33 Quotations)

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

 

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Flattery is a form of hatred.
~ Bible

 

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

 

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A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

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

 

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The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other, to induce people to lie.
~ Lord Byron

 

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Women who are either indisputably beautiful, or indisputably ugly, are best flattered upon the score of their understandings; but those who are in a state of mediocrity are best flattered upon their beauty, or at least their graces: for every woman who is not absolutely ugly, thinks herself handsome.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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

 

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For lack of a better term, they've labeled me a sex symbol. It's flattering and it should happen to every bald, overweight guy.
~ Dennis Franz

 

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Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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Don't flatter the rich, or appear to willing before the great.
~ Thomas p Kempis

 

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Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
~ Jean De La Fontaine

 

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Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

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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

 

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

 

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If we did not flatter ourselves the flattery from others would not harm us.
~ Proverb

 

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Many lick before they bite.
~ Proverb

 

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He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.
~ Italian Proverb

 

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