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They say Princes learn no art truly,
but the art of horsemanship.
The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer.
He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
- Ben Jonson

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites;
for she frequents the poor man's hut,
as well as the palace of his superior.
- William Shenstone

I cannot think of any character below the flatterer,
except he who envies him.
- Richard Steele

 

Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful
companion if you have him all to yourself,
his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
- Charles Dickens

One may define flattery as a base companionship which
is most advantageous to the flatterer.
- Theophrastus

There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth,
and that a man giveth himself, as there is between
the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer.
For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
- Francis Bacon

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He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars:
general Good is the plea of the scoundrel,
hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot
exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
- William Blake

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
Love me and I may be forced to love you.
- William Arthur Ward

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
- Jean Rostand

The women who inspired this play deserved to be smacked
across the head with a meat ax and that,
I flatter myself, is exactly what I smacked them with.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Taxes should be lower, flatter, and simpler,
in that order.
- David Boaz

I must not say what I truly think, or you will tell
me I flatter you-but I can only speak what I feel-and
very often I cannot even do that when the feeling is very deep.
- Marie Corelli

I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly:
far too dearly to flatter you.
Don't flatter me.
- Charlotte Bronte

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
- Jean Paul

I keep going over a sentence.
I nag it, gnaw it, pat and flatter it.
- Janet Flanner

A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot,
he will never flatter his country in any respect.
- Francois Fenelon

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast
not charity for thy neighbor.
- Francis Quarles

The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them;
it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
- Moliere

Were I to flatter myself with the possibility of success in such combat,
it would indeed be presumption.
- Anne Seward

Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess
new ideas which mere human language is as yet unable to express.
- James C. Maxwell

I don't care how stylish something is if it doesn't flatter me.
- Ali Larter

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery.
If you flatter all the company, you please none;
If you flatter only one or two,
you offend the rest.
- Jonathan Swift

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
- Wendell Phillips

To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn,
is but a state of half enjoyment.
- Jane Austen

You can always draw as well as you know how to.
I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas;
but I know that is not so.
- William Morris Hunt

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not,
should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust;
and music,
even in situations of the greatest horror,
should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it,
and thereby always remain music.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living:
they never flatter us to our faces,
nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy,
nor quit their shelves until we take them down.
- Charles Caleb Colton

I don't flatter myself with much dependence upon the
present disposition of the Eastern Indians,
who are many ways liable to be drawn into a rupture
with us by the artifices of the French,
their own weakness and the influence which the French
Missionary Priests have over them.
- William Shirley

So you shouldn't really flatter yourself that they want to be your buddy.
They don't.
Generally.
They want you for some reason or other,
and you just have to fend that off all the time.
- Kurt Loder

Worse there cannot be; a better, I believe,
there may be, by giving energy to the capital and skill
of the country to produce exports,
by increasing which, alone, can we flatter ourselves
with the prospect of finding employment for that part
of our population now unemployed.
- Joseph Hume

Tell me not of joy: there's none Now my little sparrow's gone;
He,
just as you, Would toy and woo, He would chirp and flatter me,
He would hang the wing awhile, Till at length he saw me smile,
Lord!
how sullen he would be!
- William Cartwright

People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking
that their faults are always present to other people's minds,
as if they believe that the world is always contemplating
their individual charms and virtues.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you
to say disagreeable things to your intimates.
The nearer you come into relation with a person,
the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking
it away from those who have a different complexion
or slightly flatter noses than ourselves,
is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.
- Joseph Conrad

Republics are created by the virtue,
public spirit,
and intelligence of the citizens.
They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils,
because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded,
because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.
- Joseph Story

Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense
of those who listen to them.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

When the strong box contains no more both friends and
flatterers shun the door.
- Plutarch

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders
at an auction of popularity,
their talents, in the construction of the state,
will be of no service.
They will become flatterers instead of legislators;
the instruments,
not the guides, of the people.
- Edmund Burke

Imitation is the sincerest flattery.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
- Abraham Lincoln

This flattery has been rather slow in coming.
I think all of sudden late in life now I'm getting
some credit for what I've done.
Which is gratifying, but it's kind of a little late.
- Jack Vance

A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
- James Monroe

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.
- Jack Paar

Flattery is the infantry of negotiation.
- Lord Chandos

A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little;
but her criticism goes straight to his heart,
and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.
- Helen Rowland

The flattery is nice, but awards don't add up to writing quality songs.
- Chantal Kreviazuk

The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery,
which is worth nothing.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty
you should lay it on with a trowel.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Sheer flattery got me into the theater.
Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.
- Carroll O'Connor

Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true,
and blarney is flattery so thin we love it.
- Fulton J. Sheen

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by
assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
- Edith Sitwell

Advertising - a judicious mixture of flattery and threats.
- Northrop Frye

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
- Charles Caleb Colton

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

Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery
when they aren't present.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
- Minna Antrim

He who says he hates every kind of flattery,
and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
- Edmund Burke

I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand.
In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything.
- Agnetha Faltskog

Imitation is flattery, and The Hills Have Eyes is a classic.
- Michael Berryman

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
- Joyce Brothers

Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence,
for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve,
it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.
- Sarah Fielding

To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
- John Churton Collins

Said I was beautiful, did he? He's being paid for treatment,
not flattery.
- Lillie Langtry

None are more taken in by flattery than the proud,
who wish to be the first and are not.
- Baruch Spinoza


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