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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Praise (87 Quotations)

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Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.
~ Aristotle

 

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No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.
~ Mary Kay Ash

 

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Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ''Make me feel important.'' Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
~ Mary Kay Ash

 

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There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
~ Mary Kay Ash

 

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The act of divine worship is the inestimable privilege of man, the only created being who bows in humility and adoration.
~ Hosea Ballou

 

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The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.
~ Sir James M. Barrie

 

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The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a ''But''.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
~ Best of Bits and Pieces

 

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Let another praise you and not your own mouth, a stranger and not your own lips.
~ Bible

 

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Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent him of the Lord. [Ecclesiasticus 15:9]
~ Bible

 

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Admiration; is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you.
~ Nicholas Boileau

 

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Praising an honest person who doesn't deserve it, always wounds them.
~ Nicholas Boileau

 

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To say, ''well done'' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.
~ Phillips Brooks

 

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If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games.
~ Bear Bryant

 

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Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
~ Pearl S. Buck

 

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How little praise warms out of a man the good that is in him, as the sneer of contempt which he feels is unjust chill the ardor to excel.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

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Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.
~ Samuel Butler

 

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