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Flattery Quotes

Many lick before they bite.

Author: Proverb


If we did not flatter ourselves the flattery from others would not harm us.

Author: Proverb


He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.

Author: Italian Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Italian Origin

Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.

Author: Spanish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Spanish Origin

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.

Author: Francis Quarles (1592-1644)

Profession: British Poet

But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.

Author: Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)

Profession: British Courtier, Navigator, Writer

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.

Author: Helen Rowland (1875-1950)

Profession: American Journalist

He that loves to be flattered is worthy of the flatterer.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

I will praise any man that will praise me.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we love it.

Author: Fulton John Sheen (1895-1979)

Profession: American Roman Catholic Clergyman, Broadcaster

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

Author: Baruch (1632-1677)

Profession: Benedict de Spinoza, Dutch Philosopher and Theologian

I cannot think of any character below the flatterer, except he who envies him.

Author: Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729)

Profession: British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor

Flattery is all right if you don't inhale.

Author: Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)

Profession: American Lawyer, Politician

A flatterer is one who says things to your face that he wouldn't say behind your back.

Author: Source Unknown