Flattery Quotes and Sayings

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

Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself.
Dale Carnegie

The most subtle flattery that a woman can receive is by actions, not by words.
– Suzanne Curchod

No man flatters the woman he truly loves.
– Henry Theodore Tuckerman

Flattery is all right so long as you don’t inhale.
– Adlai E. Stevenson

Flattery succeeds best on minds previously occupied by conceit.
– Norman Macdonald

In the best, the friendliest and simplest relations flattery or praise is necessary, just as grease is necessary to keep wheels turning.
Leo Tolstoy

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

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

Flattery does not encourage the perfect flow of love in the vein of your relationship. Be genuine and speak out what you feel for each other without hiding the painful truth.
– Michael Bassey Johnson

Cats, like men, are flatterers.
– Walter Savage Landor

When a woman has not received much flattery in her life, she will be seduced.
– Melina Marchetta

The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.
Dale Carnegie

Heart-stopping envy is the sincerest form of flattery.
– Anna Godbersen

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

Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.
– Anne Bradstreet

Flattery is the worst and falsest way of showing our esteem

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

It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it.
– Thomas B. Macaulay

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

Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit.
Socrates

Flattery was formerly a vice; it has now become the fashion.
– Syrus

Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery’s the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit.
Jonathan Swift

Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
Abraham Lincoln

O, that men’s ears should be To counsel deaf, but not to flattery!
William Shakespeare

Some fellows pay a compliment like they expected a receipt.
– Kin Hubbard

Madam, before you flatter a man so grossly to his face, you should consider whether your flattery is worth having.
Samuel Johnson

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