A Quote by Wilson Mizner on belief, effort, flattery, and kindness

I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your efforts to believe it.

Wilson Mizner (1876 - 1933)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on flattery and love

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

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Timon of Athens

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on flattery, guests, oppression, and world

Much did I rage when young, Being by the world oppressed, But now with flattering tongue It speeds the parting guest.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Tower, 1928. Youth and Age

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A Quote by unknown on flattery and intelligence

You are much too intelligent to be affected by flattery.


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A Quote by Thomas Fuller on flattery and humility

Those who are surly and imperious to their inferiors are generally humble, flattering and cringing to their superiors.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on flattery, losing, poets, and simplicity

Ne'er Was flattery lost on poet's ear; A simple race! they waste their toil For the vain tribute of a smile.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805, canto iv, conclusion

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A Quote by Sir Richard Steele on admiration and flattery

Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools.

Sir Richard Steele (1672 - 1729)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on flattery and worth

Madam, before you flatter a man so grossly to his face, you should consider whether or not your flattery is worth his having.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Remark to Hannah More

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A Quote by Robert Smith Surtees on flattery, people, vices, and virtue

More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.

Robert Surtees

Source: The Analysis of the Hunting Field, 1846

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on flattery, hypocrisy, influence, needs, and rudeness

Leave this hypocritical prating about the masses. Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered, but to be schooled.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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