Praise Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Praise

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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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth; but never yet lived one who could not listen to her own praises at the expense of her adored friend.
~By Minna Antrim ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.
~By Thomas Kempis ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


There are some who praise a man free from disease; to me no man who is poor seems free from disease but to be constantly sick.
~By Sophocles ~


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


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 ~


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


It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


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


Wonder is involuntary praise.
~By Edward Young ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~

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September 30 ,2022
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