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Quote: Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt. Author: Minna Antrim 1861-18?, American Epigrammist

Quote: Flattery is a form of hatred. Author: Bible Sacred Scriptures of Christians and Judaism

Quote: Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed. Author: Josh Billings 1815-1885, American Humorist, Lecturer

Quote: A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool. Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton 1803-1873, British Novelist, Poet

Quote: Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver. Author: Edmund Burke 1729-1797, British Political Writer, Statesman

Quote: The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other, to induce people to lie. Author: Lord Byron 1788-1824, British Poet

Quote: Women who are either indisputably beautiful, or indisputably ugly, are best flattered upon the score of their understandings; but those who are in a state of mediocrity are best flattered upon their beauty, or at least their graces: for every woman who is not absolutely ugly, thinks herself handsome. Author: Lord Chesterfield 1694-1773, British Statesman, Author

Quote: We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us. Author: Denis Diderot 1713-1784, French Philosopher

Quote: For lack of a better term, they've labeled me a sex symbol. It's flattering and it should happen to every bald, overweight guy. Author: Dennis Franz 1944-, American Actor, Playwright

Quote: Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught. Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Quote: Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present. Author: Samuel Johnson 1709-1784, British Author

Quote: Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it. Author: Samuel Johnson 1709-1784, British Author

Quote: Don't flatter the rich, or appear to willing before the great. Author: Thomas p Kempis 1379-1471, German Monk, Mystic, Religious Writer

Quote: Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him. Author: Jean De La Fontaine 1621-1695, French Poet

Quote: Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers. Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld 1613-1680, French Classical Writer

Quote: He who says he hates every kind of flattery, and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery. Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg 1742-1799, German Physicist, Satirist

Quote: The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself. Author: MoliFre 1622-1673, French Playwright

Quote: If we did not flatter ourselves the flattery from others would not harm us. Author: Proverb

Quote: Many lick before they bite. Author: Proverb

Quote: He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive. Author: Italian Proverb Sayings of Italian Origin

Quote: Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies. Author: Spanish Proverb Sayings of Spanish Origin

Quote: Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor. Author: Francis Quarles 1592-1644, British Poet

Quote: But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend. Author: Sir Walter Raleigh 1552-1618, British Courtier, Navigator, Writer

Quote: To make a man perfectly happy tell him he works too hard, that he spends too much money, that he is ''misunderstood'' or that he is ''different''; none of this is necessarily complimentary, but it will flatter him infinitely more that merely telling him that he is brilliant, or noble, or wise, or good. Author: Helen Rowland 1875-1950, American Journalist

Quote: He that loves to be flattered is worthy of the flatterer. Author: William Shakespeare 1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Quote: I will praise any man that will praise me. Author: William Shakespeare 1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Quote: What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering. Author: George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950, Irish-born British Dramatist

Quote: Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we love it. Author: Fulton John Sheen 1895-1979, American Roman Catholic Clergyman, Broadcaster

Quote: None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not. Author: Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza 1632-1677, Dutch Philosopher and Theologian

Quote: I cannot think of any character below the flatterer, except he who envies him. Author: Sir Richard Steele 1672-1729, British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor

Quote: Flattery is all right if you don't inhale. Author: Adlai E. Stevenson 1900-1965, American Lawyer, Politician

Quote: A flatterer is one who says things to your face that he wouldn't say behind your back. Author: Source Unknown

Quote: The coin that is most current among mankind is flattery: the only benefit of which is that by hearing what we are not, we may be instructed on what to become. Author: Source Unknown

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