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Flattery Quotes

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.

Author: Minna Antrim (1861)

Profession: American Epigrammist

Flattery is a form of hatred.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other, to induce people to lie.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

Women who are either indisputably beautiful, or indisputably ugly, are best flattered upon the score of their understandings; but those who are in a state of mediocrity are best flattered upon their beauty, or at least their graces: for every woman who is not absolutely ugly, thinks herself handsome.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

For lack of a better term, they've labeled me a sex symbol. It's flattering and it should happen to every bald, overweight guy.

Author: Dennis Franz (1944)

Profession: American Actor, Playwright

Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

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

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.

Author: Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695)

Profession: French Poet

Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

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

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist