Best Quotes about Praise
You can handle people more successfully by enlisting their feelings than by convincing their reason.
Parker, Paul P.
Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Peale, Norman Vincent
Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent him of the Lord. [Ecclesiasticus 15:9]
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, Make me feel important. Never forget this message when working with people.
A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Has a woman who knew she was well-dressed ever caught a cold?
A man is never more serious than when he praise himself.
Lichtenberg, Georg C.
I like to hear a man talk about himself because then I never hear anything, but good.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.
Let another praise you and not your own mouth, a stranger and not your own lips.
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?
Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
Schwab, Charles M.
We increase whatever we praise. The whole creation responds to praise, and is glad.
We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
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.
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.
DeVos, Richard M.
There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us.
Marden, Orison Swett
It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.
Sidney, Sir Philip
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.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
Bruyere, Jean De La
Praise from an enemy is the most pleasing of all commendations.
Steele, Sir Richard
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.
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward G.
Praising an honest person who doesn't deserve it, always wounds them.
Their silence is praise enough.
I'm a bit of a P. T. Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an exception.
Steele, Sir Richard
Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.
When life seems just a dreary grind; and things seem fated to annoy; say something nice to someone else and watch the world light up with joy.
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, Marcus T.
No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.
Ash, Mary Kay
Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make me feel important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
Ash, Mary Kay
What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise -- although the philosophers generally call it recognition!
Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working.
When I was praised I lost my time, for instantly I turned around to look at the work I had thought slightly of, and that day I made nothing new.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
I know, indeed, of nothing more subtle satisfying and cheering than a knowledge of the real good will and appreciation of others. Such happiness does not come with money, nor does it flow from a fine physical state. It cannot be bought. But it is the keenest joy, after all; and the toiler's truest and best reward.
Howells, William Dean
One should use praise to recognize what one is not.
Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.
It takes so little to make people happy. Just a touch, If we know how to give it, just a word fitly spoken, a slight readjustment of some bolt or pin or bearing in the delicate machinery of a soul.
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.
Cooley, Charles Horton
There's not one wise man among twenty will praise himself.
There is no praise to beat the sort you can put in your pocket.
People blame themselves for the purpose of being praised.
I do believe in praising that which deserves to be praised.
If you must strike a man from behind, slap hi on the back.
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
Buck, Pearl S.
I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.
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