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Quotations The Best Quotes About Praise  

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A list of the best praise quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous praise quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic praise quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational praise quotes from that same writer.

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

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By recognizing a favorable opinion of yourself, and taking pleasure in it, you in a measure give yourself and your peace of mind into the keeping of another, of whose attitude you can never be certain. You have a new source of doubt and apprehension. Charles Cooley

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Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard. Aristotle

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Praise makes good people better and bad people worse.

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We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names. Cicero

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Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover. Edmund Burke

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

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Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

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The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.

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

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No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important. Mary Kay Ash

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Some natures are too good to be spoiled by praise. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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If you treat an individual... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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How does it happen, Maecenas, that no one is content with that lot of which he has chosen or which chance has thrown his way, but praises those who follow a different course? Horace

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The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a But. Henry Ward Beecher

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The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working. Albert Einstein

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Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.

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Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A you can do it when things are tough. Richard DeVos

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Never praise a sister to a sister in the hope of your compliments reaching he proper ears. Rudyard Kipling

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The best way to get praise is to die.

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A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice. François de La Rochefoucauld

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How little praise warms out of a man the good that is in him, as the sneer of contempt which he feels is unjust chill the ardor to excel. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you. Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

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Praising an honest person who doesn't deserve it, always wounds them. Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

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To say, well done to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge. Phillips Brooks