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Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own.

Author: Alistair Cooke (1908)

Profession: British Broadcaster, Journalist

No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.

Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

Profession: British Clergyman, Author

Nothing makes people so worthy of compliments as receiving them. One is more delightful for being told one is delightful -- just as one is more angry for being told one is angry.

Author: Katherine F. Gerould


Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.

Author: Andre Gide (1869-1951)

Profession: French Author

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Hunger is never delicate; they who are seldom gorged to the full with praise may be safely fed with gross compliments, for the appetite must be satisfied before it is disgusted.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Usually we praise only to be praised.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Everybody likes a compliment.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

After [my father had] seen me in five or six things, he said, ''Son, your mother and I really enjoyed your recent film, and I must say that you're a lot like John Wayne.'' And I said, ''How so?'' And he said, ''Well, you're exactly the same in all your roles.'' Now, as a modern American actor, that's not what you want to hear. But for a guy who watched John Wayne movies and grew up in Iowa, it's a sterling compliment.

Author: Dermot Mulroney (1963)

Profession: American Actor, Musician, Producer

Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.

Author: Jules Renard (1864-1910)

Profession: French Author, Dramatist

There's nothing worse than someone coming up to me and going ''Oh God, I really love your hair.''

Author: Gavin Rossdale (1967)

Profession: British-born American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought, and attended to my answer.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist