A Quote by Peter F. Drucker on flattery, friendship, justice, leadership, limitations, people, performance, personality, personality, and vision

Leadership is not magnetic personality - that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people" - that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

Peter F. Drucker (1909 - 2005)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on flattery and men

A flattering painter, who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: Retaliation

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on flattery, men, respect, truth, and understanding

There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The prince, 1532

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A Quote by Minna Thomas Antrim on admiration, contempt, and flattery

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

Minna Thomas Antrim (1861 - ?)

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A Quote by Malcolm S. Forbes on flattery

It's very flattering to ask others about matters they're little qualified to discuss.

Malcolm Forbes (1919 - 1990)

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A Quote by Lord Orrery on blessings, children, flattery, and memory

Trees are the best monuments that a man can erect to his own memory. They speak his praises without flattery, and they are blessings to children yet unborn.

Lord Orrery

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A Quote by Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay on flattery

It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it.

Lord Macaulay Thomas Babington (1800 - 1859)

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on flattery, justice, love, men, thought, and wishes

Men have various subjects in which they may excel, or at least would be thought to excel, and though they love to hear justice done to them where they know they excel, yet they are most and best flattered upon those points where they wish to excel and yet are doubtful whether they do or not.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Konrad Lorenz on danger, flattery, and humor

A man sufficiently gifted with humor is in small danger of succumbing to flattering delusions about himself, because he cannot help perceiving what a pompous ass he would become if he did.

Konrad Lorenz

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A Quote by Josh Billings on flattery and water

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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