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

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

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

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

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

Every sexual sin begins with flattery.
– Sunday Adelaja

He flatters me because he knows I am flattered by him flattering me. And that flatters him. So when he flatters me, he is really flattering himself.
Jarod Kintz

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