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A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.


James Monroe


#flattery #great #little #man #support

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


#aim #already #assuring #encourage #flattery

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


#bad manners #company #example #flatter #flattery

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


Michael Berryman


#eyes #flattery #hills #imitation

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.


Criss Jami


#bandwagon #compassion #culture #fads #flattery

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.


John Chrysostom


#praise #pride #love

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


#approval #disapproval #empty #end #exactly

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.


Mary Wollstonecraft


#contempt #dignity #double-standards #empowerment #equality

Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.


Carroll O'Connor


#flattery #got #into #me #particularly

Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren't present.


P. J. O'Rourke


#flattery #gossip #objects #present #say






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