Flattery Quotes | Sayings on the Art of Flattery - Page 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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Many lick before they bite.

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Flattery is like poison, but of all others requires the finest infusion.
– Georges Edmond Howard

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Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
– Spanish Proverb

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

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Women are never disarmed by compliments; men always are.
– Oscar Wilde

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

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If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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Flattery works like a drug.
– Willis Goth Regier

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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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Were we not accustomed to flatter ourselves, the flattery of others would seldom deceive us.
– Norman Macdonal

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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.

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