Flattery Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Flattery

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


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


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


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.
~By Kate Chopin ~


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


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.
~By Edith Sitwell ~


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


Flattery and insults raise the same question: What do you want?
~By Mason Cooley ~


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


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.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


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.
~By Brian Molko ~


Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


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


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


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


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


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.
~By Helen Rowland ~


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


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


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.
~By Agnetha Faltskog ~


If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


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


Imitation is the sincerest flattery.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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


Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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.
~By Sarah Fielding ~


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.
~By Jack Vance ~


Flattery is the infantry of negotiation.
~By Lord Chandos ~


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


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


Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.
~By Jack Paar ~


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


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


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.
~By Maria Mitchell ~

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January 28 ,2022
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