Compliments Quotes

Usually we praise only to be praised. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld




After [my father had] seen me in five or six things, he said, "Son, your mother and I really enjoyed your recent film, and I must say that you're a lot like John Wayne." And I said, "How so?" And he said, "Well, you're exactly the same in all your roles." Now, as a modern American actor, that's not what you want to hear. But for a guy who watched John Wayne movies and grew up in Iowa, it's a sterling compliment. - Dermot Mulroney




There's nothing worse than someone coming up to me and going "Oh God, I really love your hair." - Gavin Rossdale




I really lack the words to compliment myself today. - Alberto Tomba




If you can't get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one. - Mark Twain




Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. - Bible




The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own. - Alistair Cooke




Nothing makes people so worthy of compliments as receiving them. One is more delightful for being told one is delightful -- just as one is more angry for being told one is angry. - Katherine F. Gerould




Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes. (An Ideal Husband) - Oscar Wilde




News, news, news, my gossiping friends, I have wonderful news to tell, A lady by me her compliments sends; And this is the news from Hell! - Edward George Bulwer




Hunger is never delicate; they who are seldom gorged to the full with praise may be safely fed with gross compliments, for the appetite must be satisfied before it is disgusted. - Samuel Johnson




Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them. - Thomas Fuller




Some folks pay a compliment like they went down in their pocket for it. - Kin Hubbard




Women are never disarmed by compliments; men always are. - Oscar Wilde




'Twas never merry world

Since lowly feigning was called compliment.- William Shakespeare




I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it. - Wilson Mizner




I can live for two months on a good compliment. - Mark Twain




What flatterers say, try to make true. - German Proverb




It is great to get praise from the lips of taciturnity. - John Addington Symonds




A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as if to beg pardon for paying it. - A.W. Hare & J.C. Hare




Men prefer brief praise, pitched high; women are satisfied with praise in a lower key, just so it goes on and on. - Mignon McLaughlin




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




Current among men,

Like coin, the tinsel clink of compliment.

- Lord Alfred Tennyson




Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs. - George Chapman




A person given to barefaced flattery, will usually balance the account with interest in your absence. - Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827




It is hard to resist a flatterer who gets it right. - Robert Brault,




God was just showing off when he created you. - From the movie Keeping the Faith




Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. - George Moore

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