Praise Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Praise

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What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition!
~By William James ~


I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.
~By Ernie Harwell ~


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 ~


Neither blame or praise yourself.
~By Plutarch ~


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


These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
~By Dylan Thomas ~


An actor remembers his first piece of published praise. It is written on his heart.
~By Conrad Veidt ~


Almost anything that can be praised or advocated has been put to some disgusting use. There is no principle, however immaculate, that has not had its compromising manipulator.
~By Wyndham Lewis ~


The hoopla, the applause, the praises have never excited me.
~By Martin Yan ~


The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
~By Joseph Addison ~


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 ~


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


If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
~By Socrates ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
~By Wendell Phillips ~


Circle are praised, not that abound, In largeness, but the exactly round.
~By Edmund Waller ~


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 ~


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


No man deserves to be praised for his goodness, who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth, or an impotence of will.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise. But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it.
~By John Masefield ~


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


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


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 ~


There are four kinds of Homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.
~By Saint Aurelius Augustine ~


Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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


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


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


To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work... coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years.
~By Carl Friedrich Gauss ~


Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
~By William Shakespeare ~


One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it.
~By E. M. Forster ~


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


Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
~By Robert Martin ~


I have been both praised and criticized. The criticism stung, but the praise sometimes bothered me even more. To have received such praise and honors has always been puzzling to me.
~By Billy Joel ~


Praise us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove.
~By William Shakespeare ~


George Bush, Dick Cheney, every one of the speakers praised John Kerry's war record. No one said he was unfit. They said he has terrible judgment, and that's his record as a senator. Nobody questioned his military record.
~By Peter King ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice. Fans will also defend you.
~By Charley Pride ~


I'd rather hang out with five people that I love than with 400 strangers at a club who are all doing the up-and-down inspection thing. They appraise everybody from head to toe - the outfit, the handbag, the shoes, how much they weigh... I can't stand it!
~By Sophia Bush ~


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


Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'
~By Immanuel Kant ~


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 ~


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 ~


It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
~By Jean Paul ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot.
~By Edmund Waller ~


What a person praises is perhaps a surer standard, even than what he condemns, of his own character, information and abilities.
~By Augustus Hare ~


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


So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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


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 ~


You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank.
~By Bobby Jones ~


Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.
~By Martin Yan ~


If to the viewer's eyes, my world appears less beautiful than his, I'm to be pitied and the viewer praised.
~By Rockwell Kent ~


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 ~


Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.
~By Mary Kay Ash ~


God be praised for his gracious long suffering towards me in sparing my life so long. Grant, gracious God, that I may make a good use of the time that thou mayest be pleased yet to grant me for repentance.
~By Patrick Gordon ~


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 ~


Oasis are not just influenced by the Beatles; they actually take stuff. Then they get praised.
~By Lenny Kravitz ~


Praise and criticism seem to me to operate exactly on the same level. If you get a great review, it's really thrilling for about ten minutes. If you get a bad review, it's really crushing for ten minutes. Either way, you go on.
~By Ann Patchett ~


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 ~


One should use praise to recognize what one is not.
~By Elias Canetti ~


Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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 ~


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


Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.
~By T. S. Eliot ~


Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
~By John Gay ~


In praising Antony I have dispraised Caesar.
~By Cleopatra ~


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 God, from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him, all creatures here below! Praise Him above, ye heavenly host! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
~By Thomas Ken ~


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


In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety.
~By Aiden Wilson Tozer ~


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


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 ~


In every age and every man there is something to praise as well as to blame.
~By James Beattie ~


Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.
~By John Madden ~


We increase whatever we praise. The whole creation responds to praise, and is glad.
~By Charles Fillmore ~


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


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. ~


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


Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
~By Alexander Pope ~


It is nasty. You can think that you know someone in this business and you really don't. You can be stabbed in the back very easily. You can be praised very easily. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do.
~By Daisy Fuentes ~


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 ~


A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


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


Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
~By Saint Francis de Sales ~


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 ~


When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high.
~By Mary H. Waldrip ~


A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
~By John Adams ~


Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.
~By Ovid ~

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August 1 ,2021
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