Praise Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Praise

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


In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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 ~


Few governments in the world, for example, praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France, and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers.
~By Richard Perle ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


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 ~


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


Wonder is involuntary praise.
~By Edward Young ~


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


God was treated like this powerful, erratic, rather punitive father who has to be pacified and praised. You know, flattered.
~By John Cleese ~


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 ~


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


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


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


History is the story of events, with praise or blame.
~By Cotton Mather ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
~By Roger Ascham ~


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 ~


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


I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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. ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it.
~By Alex Haley ~


I praise loudly. I blame softly.
~By Catherine the Great ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
~By Sextus Propertius ~


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


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 ~


When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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 ~


I do believe in praising that which deserves to be praised.
~By Dean Smith ~


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 ~


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 ~

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