Praise Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Praise

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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 or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
~By John Keats ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.
~By Bill Walsh ~


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


A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
~By Jean Baudrillard ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Instead of yelling and spanking, which don't work anyway, I believe in finding creative ways to keep their attention - turning things into a game, for instance. And, when they do something good, positive reinforcement and praise.
~By Patricia Richardson ~


I love to ride horses, hike in the woods with Juliette and appraise Longhorns.
~By Janine Turner ~


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


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


Praise the bridge that carried you over.
~By George Colman ~


The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise.
~By Calvin Coolidge ~


When you've grown sick of reading and bug-eyed from watching TV, when your friends are all visited out, no words can adequately praise the link to the outside world provided by your parents and family.
~By Lance Loud ~


I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
~By Noel Coward ~


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


What 'multiculturalism' boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture - and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture.
~By Thomas Sowell ~


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 ~


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


It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?
~By Fyodor Dostoevsky ~


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


Trusting in Christ, we may boldly join in the combat, and enlist ourselves among that disinterested band, who fight not for human ambition, or human praise, but for the honour of our Saviour, and the salvation of men.
~By John Strachan ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


But was there ever dog that praised his fleas?
~By William Butler Yeats ~


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


The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
~By Lao Tzu ~


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


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 ~


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


The winds that blow our billions away return burdened with themes of scorn and dispraise.
~By Garet Garrett ~


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


A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


He who praises you for what you lack wishes to take from you what you have.
~By Don J. Manuel ~


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


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


To say of a picture, as is often said in its praise, that it shows great and earnest labour, is to say that it is incomplete and unfit for view.
~By James Mcneill Whistler ~


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 ~


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 ~


I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.
~By Catherine II ~


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 ~


As to judging our own time, and thereby gaining some basis for a judgment of future possibilities, we are doubtless not only too close to it to appraise it but too much formed by it and enclosed within it to do so.
~By Emily Greene Balch ~


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


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 ~


Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises... the best excellence in the children of any other land.
~By Herman Melville ~


'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.
~By Mark Twain ~


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 ~


The poets, therefore, however much they adorned the gods in their poems, and amplified their exploits with the highest praises, yet very frequently confess that all things are held together and governed by one spirit or mind.
~By Lactantius ~


It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.
~By Philip Sidney ~


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


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 ~


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


South Koreans who have seen and praised the mass games should remember the hardship of tearful children. Teachers drive them hard with curses and orders to repeat and repeat. When the children return home in the evening, they can hardly walk.
~By Kim Il sung ~


Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
~By Satchel Paige ~


If anything, if you can get somebody interested in something and get them excited, that's great. You should be praised for having opened the debate and having asked the right questions.
~By Oliver Stone ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Their silence is praise enough.
~By Terence ~


Praise now is one of the great duties of the redeemed. It will be their employment for ever.
~By Albert Barnes ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn't are as much a part of golf as life itself.
~By Gerald R. Ford ~


Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
~By Richard Brinsley Sheridan ~


All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little.
~By Oliver Goldsmith ~


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 ~


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


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


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


We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
~By William Penn ~


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


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 ~


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

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