Quotes of Commend

“ And touch'd their golden harps, and hymning praised God and his works. ”

- John Milton

“ He who praises everybody, praises nobody. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ He that commends me to mine own content Commends me to the thing I cannot get. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ With faint praises one another damn. ”

- William Wycherley

“ 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

“ Never praise a sister to a sister in the hope of your compliments reaching the proper ears. ”

- Rudyard Kipling

“ The wise man applauds he who he thinks most virtuous; the rest of the world applauds the wealthy. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Compliments are only lies in court clothes. ”

- Unknown

“ There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment. ”

- Robert Brault

“ Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the two sexes. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Current among men, Like coin, the tinsel clink of compliment. ”

- Lord Alfred Tennyson

“ Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant. ”

- Bible

“ Self - praise is no recommendation. ”

- Unknown

“ Earth, with her thousand voices, praises God. ”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“ Wonder is involuntary praise. ”

- Edward Young

“ The sweetest sound of all is praise. ”

- Xenophon

“ Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools. ”

- Sir Richard Steele

“ It is worthy of remembrance that the Iroquois commended to our forefathers a union of colonies similar to their own as early as 1775. ”

- Lewis H. Morgan

“ Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. ”

- Jesus Christ

“ Commend a fool for his wit, or a rogue for his honesty and he will receive you into his favor. ”

- Henry Fielding

“ I believe that even if a thing is not foul in itself, it can become so when commended by the multitude. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Will you tell me my fault, frankly as to yourself, for I had rather wince, than die. Men do not call the surgeon to commend the bone, but to set it, Sir. ”

- Emily Dickinson

“ It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism. ”

- Unknown

“ When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment. ”

- Bill Walsh

“ Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs. ”

- George Chapman

“ Her very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other maidens are. ”

- Hartley Coleridge

“ A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. ”

- Mark Twain

“ A man is never more serious than when he praise himself. ”

- Georg C. Lichtenberg
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