Flattery Quotes and Sayings

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Charles Caleb Colton

Pay with compliments and you will always be wealthy.
– Mike Dolan

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

Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.
Samuel Johnson

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


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

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Any halfway clever devil would decorate the highway to Hell as beautiful as possible.
Criss Jami

You can receive all the compliments in the world, but that won’t do a thing unless you believe it yourself.
Criss Jami

When I compliment you, I compliment myself, because I am who I associate with.
Jarod Kintz

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


Some natures are too good to be spoiled by praise.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.
– John C. Maxwell

Flattery and insults raise the same question: What do you want?
Mason Cooley

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

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