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Praise
1.

To refuse praise reveals a desire to be praised twice over.

- François
2.

If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.

- Lincoln, Abraham
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The creative person, the person who moves from an irrational source of power, has to face the fact that this power antagonizes. Under all the superficial praise of the creative is the desire to kill. It is the old war between the mystic and the nonmystic, a war to the death.

- Sarton, May
4.

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

- Holmes, Oliver Wendell
5.

Praise youth and it will prosper.

- Irish Proverb
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SYCOPHANT, n. One who approaches Greatness on his belly so that he may not be commanded to turn and be kicked. He is sometimes an editor. As the lean leech, its victim found, is pleased To fix itself upon a part diseased Till, its black hide distended with bad blood, It drops to die of surfeit in the mud, So the base sycophant with joy descries His neighbor's weak spot and his mouth applies, Gorges and prospers like the leech, although, Unlike that reptile, he will not let go. Gelasma, if it paid you to devote Your talent to the service of a goat, Showing by forceful logic that its beard Is more than Aaron's fit to be revered; If to the task of honoring its smell Profit had prompted you, and love as well, The world would benefit at last by you And wealthy malefactors weep anew -- Your favor for a moment's space denied And to the nobler object turned aside. Is't not enough that thrifty millionaires Who loot in freight and spoliate in fares, Or, cursed with consciences that bid them fly To safer villainies of darker dye, Forswearing robbery and fain, instead, To steal (they call it "cornering") our bread May see you groveling their boots to lick And begging for the favor of a kick? Still must you follow to the bitter end Your sycophantic disposition's trend, And in your eagerness to please the rich Hunt hungry sinners to their final ditch? In Morgan's praise you smite the sounding wire, And sing hosannas to great Havemeyher! What's Satan done that him you should eschew? He too is reeking rich -- deducting _you_.

- Ambrose Bierce
7.

There is no belittling worse than to over praise a man.

- Felltham, Owen
8.

Praise God even when you don't understand what He is doing.

- Jacobsen, Henry
9.

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.

- Izaak Walton
10.

To give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

- Bible
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The pain we feel When someone leaves our life is in direct proportion to the joy they bring while a part of our life for a few moments. In my life you made me feel as if I truly meant something to someone

- Javan
12.

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

- Madden, John
13.

People who ask for your criticism want only praise.

- Maugham, W. Somerset
14.

There is no praise to beat the sort you can put in your pocket.

- Moliere
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Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.

- Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.)
16.

The best way to get praise is to die.

- Proverb, Italian
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Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

- Socrates
18.

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.

- Lord Chesterfield
19.

How ever do we praise ourselves, our fancies are more giddy and uniform, more longing, wavering, sooner lost and worn, than women's are.

- William Shakespeare
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EULOGY, n. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.

- Ambrose Bierce


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