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

 

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A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

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

 

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

 

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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.
~ Sir Walter Raleigh

 

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Don't flatter the rich, or appear to willing before the great.
~ Thomas p Kempis

 

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Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
~ Jean De La Fontaine

 

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

 

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Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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Flattery is a form of hatred.
~ Bible

 

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Flattery is all right if you don't inhale.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson

 

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

 

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Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
~ Spanish Proverb

 

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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.
~ Dennis Franz

 

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

 

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

 

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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.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

 

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

 

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I will praise any man that will praise me.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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

 

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