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A continual feast of commendation is only to be obtained by merit or by wealth: many are therefore obliged to content themselves with single morsels, and recompense the infrequency of their enjoyment by excess and riot, whenever fortune sets the banquet before them.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
~ Jean De La Bruyere

 

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A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
~ Alec Waugh

 

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A man is never more serious than when he praise himself.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

 

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A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

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A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

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Admiration; is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
~ Publilius Syrus

 

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Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
~ Sydney Smith

 

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Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth!
~ George W. Crane

 

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Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you.
~ Nicholas Boileau

 

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By recognizing a favorable opinion of yourself, and taking pleasure in it, you in a measure give yourself and your peace of mind into the keeping of another, of whose attitude you can never be certain. You have a new source of doubt and apprehension.
~ Charles Horton Cooley

 

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Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ''Make me feel important.'' Never forget this message when working with people.
~ Mary Kay

 

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Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ''you can do it'' when things are tough.
~ Richard M. DeVos

 

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Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
~ Alexander Pope

 

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Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.
~ Will Rogers

 

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Has a woman who knew she was well-dressed ever caught a cold?
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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