Quotes of Commendation

“ We have a problem. "Congratulations." But it's a tough problem. "Then double congratulations.". ”

- W. Clement Stone

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

- Oscar Wilde

“ Praise from an enemy is the most pleasing of all commendations. ”

- Sir Richard Steele

“ The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ He who praises everybody, praises nobody. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations. ”

- Edmund Burke

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

- Rudyard Kipling

“ Commendation, n: the tribute that we pay to achievements that resemble, but do not equal, our own. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Praise You. ”

- Ricky Martin

“ Flattery will get you everywhere. ”

- Mae West

“ If God has created us in His image, we have more than returned the compliment. ”

- Voltaire

“ The chief recommendation. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ I'll pass that applause on to my mother. ”

- Russell Crowe

“ Nobody kicks on being interrupted if it's by applause. ”

- Kin Hubbard

“ Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of introduction. ”

- Aristotle

“ I considered it a great compliment then and I still consider it a great compliment now. ”

- David Robinson

“ Most anybody that came in contact with her has come to love her ways. They always give compliments to Miss Beasley. ”

- James Walker

“ I make it a rule always to believe compliments implicitly for five minutes, and to simmer gently for twenty more. ”

- Alice James

“ An occasional compliment is necessary to keep up one's self-respect. ”

- Mark Twain

“ The plan of the newspaper is good and wise; when you can't get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one. ”

- Mark Twain

“ The curiosity of the neighbors about you, is a tribute to your individuality, and you should encourage it. ”

- Quentin Crisp

“ Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die. ”

- Voltaire

“ I am not accustomed to the language of eulogy. I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women. But I must say, that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ Be not extravagantly high in expression of thy commendations of men thou likest, it may make the hearer's stomach rise. ”

- Thomas Fuller

“ Fortunate is the person who has developed the self-control to steer a straight course toward his objective in life, without being swayed from his purpose by either commendation or condemnation. ”

- Napoleon Hill

“ The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us. ”

- Seigneur De Saint Evremond

“ Share yourself without expecting reward, payment or commendation. And above all else, keep your good turn a secret. If you do that, you will set in motion the powers of universal law. ”

- Lloyd C. Douglas

“ We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Small matters win great commendation. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ I can live for two months on one good compliment. ”

- Mark Twain
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