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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Their silence is praise enough.
~By Terence ~


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 is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
~By Phyllis McGinley ~


True praise comes often even to the lowly; false praise only to the strong.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


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


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


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 ~


Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.
~By Nick Lampson ~


Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
~By Pearl S. Buck ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
~By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


There's no praise or acknowledgment paid to women who raise the babies.
~By Sharon Gless ~


Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
~By Saskya Pandita ~


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


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 is no belittling worse than to over praise a man.
~By Owen Feltham ~


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


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


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 ~


But no one can praise Roosevelt for doing this and then insist that he restored our traditional political and economic systems to their former vitality.
~By John T. Flynn ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Wonder is involuntary praise.
~By Edward Young ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.
~By Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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

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