Praise Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Praise

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I question the value of stars. I think they're overrated. They get too much money, too much praise.
~By Elia Kazan ~


Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


To the house of a friend if you're pleased to retire, You must all things admit, you must all things admire; You must pay with observance the price of your treat, You must eat what is praised, and must praise what you eat.
~By George Crabbe ~


There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket.
~By Moliere ~


The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
~By Dante Alighieri ~


You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
~By John Wooden ~


Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge.
~By Fritz Perls ~


Have a hand in your own treatment. I have nothing but praise for our doctors, but I think they could help us better, and we can help them if we work together.
~By Mary Ann Mobley ~


Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
~By Thomas Paine ~


When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
~By Marianne Moore ~


People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
~By Maria Mitchell ~


I want to praise activists through the years. I praise those of the past as well, to have them honored.
~By Studs Terkel ~


It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.
~By Thomas Fuller ~


Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
~By Aeschylus ~


It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
~By Publilius Syrus ~


We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


I will praise any man that will praise me.
~By William Shakespeare ~


I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the price you pay for opportunity. This is not standard movie of the week storytelling. I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche.
~By Tom Selleck ~


He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent.
~By Karl Kraus ~


The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
~By Norman Vincent Peale ~


People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.
~By Denis Diderot ~


Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.
~By Publilius Syrus ~


I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
~By Jean Rostand ~


So, to praise others for their virtues can but encourage one's own efforts.
~By Nagarjuna ~


Now God be praised, I will die in peace.
~By James Wolfe ~


I find war detestable but those who praise it without participating in it even more so.
~By Romain Rolland ~


Usually we praise only to be praised.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation the courage of their confusions.
~By John Ciardi ~


Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.
~By Eli Wallach ~


The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
~By Igor Stravinsky ~


You are damned and praised, or encouraged or discouraged by those who listen to you, and those who come to applaud you. And to me, those people are very important.
~By Miriam Makeba ~


Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
~By Philip Schaff ~


God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.
~By Christopher Morley ~


Unjust attacks on public men do them more good than unmerited praise.
~By Rutherford B. Hayes ~


Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
~By Dag Hammarskjold ~


With eye upraised his master's looks to scan, The joy, the solace, and the aid of man; The rich man's guardian, and the poor man's friend, The only creature faithful to the end.
~By George Crabbe ~


It will take a long time for women's effect on politics to register so that we may properly appraise it.
~By Florence E. Allen ~


Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.
~By Robert Collier ~


It was my dream that I had clenched in a fist of discontent and wouldn't release. But time had now pried every finger open. There is peace in an open and upraised hand that isn't grasping for anything.
~By Laurel Lee ~


Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it's quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great.
~By Chris Van Allsburg ~


Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
~By Alexander Pope ~


There can be no doubt that the average man blames much more than he praises. His instinct is to blame. If he is satisfied he says nothing; if he is not, he most illogically kicks up a row.
~By Golda Meir ~


I praise the Lord, the Sovereign of the royal realm, Who has extended his sway over the tract of the world.
~By Taliesin ~


Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism.
~By William Gilmore Simms ~


Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
~By Sydney Smith ~


If you do your fair day's work, you are certain to get your fair day's wage - in praise or pudding, whichever happens to suit your taste.
~By Alexander Smith ~


If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised.
~By Will Adams ~


The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by people's praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism. I'm just trying to work at the highest level I can.
~By Russell Crowe ~


And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.
~By Ella Wheeler Wilcox ~


Let the master praise him, and say, "Here ye do well." For, I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit, and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
~By Roger Ascham ~


Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
~By Karl Marx ~


Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
~By Marquis De Vauvenargues ~


Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
~By Charles Simmons ~


The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
~By Xenophon ~


The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
~By Thomas Hobbes ~


A technical survey that systematize, digest, and appraise the mid century state of psychology.
~By Stanley Smith Stevens ~


Writing, I'm convinced, should be a subversive activity - frowned on by the authorities - and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher.
~By Dan Simmons ~


We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
~By Aristotle ~


There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ~


Sometimes we deny being worthy of praise, hoping to generate an argument we would be pleased to lose.
~By Cullen Hightower ~


Books that have become classics - books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal - always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
~By Thomas Bailey Aldrich ~


For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
~By Richard Brinsley Sheridan ~


We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
~By E. M. Forster ~


Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by.
~By Andre Maurois ~


When we had to do book reports, I would pick a book that no one read and just make it up and turn that in. I got praised for my imagination.
~By Ahmet Zappa ~


Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!
~By Howell Forgy ~


Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


What can everyone do? Praise and blame. This is human virtue, this is human madness.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
~By George Balanchine ~


Wonder is involuntary praise.
~By Edward Young ~


It was not the part of His kindly love that he who was to praise God's divine generosity in regard to others should be compelled to condemn it in regard to himself.
~By Giovanni Pico della Mirandola ~


Some are made modest by great praise, others insolent.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
~By John Steinbeck ~


It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly.
~By Stephen Ambrose ~


Their silence is praise enough.
~By Terence ~


Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
~By Alexander Pope ~


There is no Pleasure like that of receiving Praise from the Praiseworthy.
~By Richard Steele ~


The men who made the war were profuse in their praises of the man who kicked the P.M. out of his office and now degrades by his disloyal, dishonest and lying presence the greatest office in the State.
~By John Burns ~


Sun Tzu does not need my praise. His work has lived for over two thousand years, and will surely live for another two thousand without any help from me.
~By Martin van Creveld ~


O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
~By Saint Teresa of Avila ~


An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


Praise the Lord, O England's Jerusalem: and Netherland's Zion, praise ye the Lord! He hath secured your gates, and blessed your possessions with peace, even here, where the threatened torch of war was lighted.
~By Peter Stuyvesant ~


Praises for our past triumphs are as feathers to a dead bird.
~By Paul Eldridge ~


A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
~By Alec Waugh ~


He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes ~


All praise to the masters indeed, but we too could produce a Kant or a Hugo.
~By Jose C. Orozco ~


Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.
~By Billy Graham ~


Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing.
~By Arnold H. Glasgow ~


It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking if your own tongue must praise you.
~By Matthew Hale ~


The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others.
~By Leo Rosten ~


Praise the sea, on shore remain.
~By John Florio ~


Human rights are praised more than ever - and violated as much as ever.
~By Anna Lindh ~

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February 7 ,2023
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