Quotes of Blarney

“ What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. ”

- Dr. Joyce Brothers

“ O, that men's ears should be To counsel deaf, but not to flattery! ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Baloney is the unvarnished lie laid on so thick you hate it. Blarney is flattery laid on so thin you love it. ”

- Fulton Sheen

“ Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we love it. ”

- Fulton John Sheen

“ Advertising - a judicious mixture of flattery and threats. ”

- Northrop Frye

“ Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale. ”

- Adlai E. Stevenson

“ None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not. ”

- Baruch Benedict de Spinoza

“ Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed. ”

- Josh Billings

“ Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself. ”

- Dale Carnegie

“ It has been well said that "the arch-flatterer with whom all the petty flatterers have intelligence is a man's self. ”

- Unknown

“ No adulation; 'tis the death of virtue; Who flatters, is of all mankind the lowest Save he who courts the flattery. ”

- Hannah More

“ It is easier and handier for men to flatter than to praise. ”

- Jean Paul Richter

“ What drink'st thou oft, instead of homage sweet, But poisoned flattery? ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Flattery was formerly a vice; it has now become the fashion. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ We sometimes imagine we hate flattery, but we only hate the way we are flattered. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ Flattery will get you everywhere. ”

- Mae West

“ None are more taken in with flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not. ”

- Baruch Spinoza

“ Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise. ”

- William Penn

“ Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Flattery looks like friendship, just like a wolf looks like a dog. ”

- Unknown

“ Baloney is the lie laid on so thick you hate it. Blarney is flattery laid on so thin you love it. ”

- Fulton J. Sheen

“ Baloney is flattery so thick that it can not be true and blarney is flattery so thin that we like it. ”

- Fulton J. Sheen

“ A rich man's joke is always funny. ”

- Thomas Edward Brown

“ Imitation is the sincerest flattery. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Flattery is all right if you don't inhale. ”

- Adlai E. Stevenson

“ To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery. ”

- John Churton Collins

“ Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it. ”

- Edward M. Forster
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