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A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
~ Victor Hugo

 

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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.
~ Dermot Mulroney

 

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Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
~ Thomas Fuller

 

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

 

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Everybody likes a compliment.
~ Abraham Lincoln

 

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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.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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I can live for two months on a good compliment.
~ Mark Twain

 

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I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough.
~ Mark Twain

 

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I really lack the words to compliment myself today.
~ Alberto Tomba

 

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If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.
~ Marquis De Vauvenargues

 

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If you can't get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one.
~ Mark Twain

 

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

 

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

 

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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.
~ Katherine F. Gerould

 

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

 

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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.
~ Alistair Cooke

 

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

 

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There is nothing you can say in answer to a compliment. I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me --I always feel that they have not said enough.
~ Mark Twain

 

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

 

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Usually we praise only to be praised.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

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