compliments

A Quote by Hugh W. Nibley on acceptance, belief, compliments, debate, justice, kindness, life, philosophy, tolerance, and worth

A true philosopher can no more pass by the open door of a free discussion than an alcoholic can pass by the open door of a saloon. Since my hosts have been kind enough to invite me to say what I think, the highest compliment I can pay to their tolerance and liberality will be to do just that. This is not going to be a debate. I would be the most unteachable of mortals if at this stage of life I still believed that one could get anywhere arguing with a dialectician. One might as well attempt to pacify or intimidate a walrus by tossing sardines at him as to bait a philosopher with arguments. I have accepted your kind invitation because I think the subject is worth discussing.

Hugh W. Nibley

Source: "Do Religion and History Conflict?" p. 22

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on compliments and thought

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

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Gordon B. Hinckley on compliments, opposites, and world

There is a sad tendency in our world today for persons to cut one another down. Did you ever realize that it does not take very much in the way of brainpower to make remarks that may wound another? Try the opposite of that. Try handing out compliments.

Gordon B. Hinckley (1910 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by George Macdonald on compliments, love, and trust

It is a greater compliment to be trusted than to be loved.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on compliments, love, and trust

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by Erma Bombeck on compliments, death, and food

If compliments were food, I'd have starved to death 28 years ago.

Erma Bombeck (1927 - 1996)

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A Quote by Deborah Champlain on compliments, life, plants, and sister

Native Americans all over the U.S. and Canada use a term they call the Three Sisters to describe the Native American way of life through the gardening technique of planting corn, beans and squash together on the same mound. These Three Sisters - corn, beans and squash - supplement and compliment each other. The vines of the bean plant grow up the corn stalk. The huge leaves of the squash vines keep the ground moist for all of the roots. The nutritious vitamins from each of the plants escapes into the soil so that they each benefit from one another.

Deborah Champlain

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on compliments, failure, love, obligation, trust, and world

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. Love is the sweetest thing in the world, but to be trusted throws upon him who receives that trust an obligation that he must not fail to discharge.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference Report, October 1934, p. 91.

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A Quote by David Garrick on compliments and time

Prologues like compliments are loss of time; 'T is penning bows and making legs in rhyme.

David Garrick (1716 - 1779)

Source: Prologue to Crisp's Tragedy of Virginia.

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A Quote by Dale Carnegie on compliments, criticism, death, envy, and injustice

Unjust criticism is usually disguised compliment. It often means that you have aroused jealously and envy. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead log.

Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955)

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