A Quote by Jonathan Swift on flattery, food, maxims, men, schools, and wit

'T is an old maxim in the schools, That flattery 's the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Cadenus and Vanessa.

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on company, flattery, manners, and rest

Nothing is so great an instance of ill-manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; if you flatter only one or two, you affront the rest.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by John Wolcot on flattery and gold

No, let the monarch's bags and others hold The flattering, mighty, nay, al-mighty gold.

John Wolcot (1738 - 1819)

Source: To Kien Long. Ode iv.

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A Quote by John Tobin on cowardice, flattery, kindness, and women

The man that lays his hand upon a woman, Save in the way of kindness, is a wretch Whom't were gross flattery to name a coward.

John Tobin (1770 - 1804)

Source: The Honeymoon. Act ii. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on flattery, praise, and purpose

Flattery is praise insincerely given for an interested purpose.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Eyes and Ears

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A Quote by George Albert Smith on affliction, blessings, children, desires, duty, earth, enemies, faith, fatherhood, feeling, flattery, force, friendship, good, happiness, idealism, inspiration, jealousy, joy, life, love, mankind, needs, people, privileg

A PERSONAL CREED I would be a friend to the friendless and find joy in ministering to the needs of the poor. I would visit the sick and afflicted and inspire in them a desire for faith to be healed. I would teach the truth to the understanding and blessing of all mankind. I would seek out the erring one and try to win him back to a righteous and a happy life. I would not seek to force people to live up to my ideals, but rather love them into doing the thing that is right. I would live with the masses and help to solve their problems that their earth life may be happy. I would avoid the publicity of high positions and discourage flattery of thoughtless friends. I would not knowingly wound the feeling of any, not even one who may have wronged me, but would seek to do him good and make him my friend. I would overcome the tendency to selfishness and jealousy and rejoice in the successes of all the children of my Heavenly Father. I would not be an enemy to any living soul. Knowing that the Redeemer of mankind has offered to the world the only plan that will fully develop us and make us happy here and hereafter, I feel it not only a duty, but also a blessed privilege to disseminate the truth.

George Smith (1870 - 1951)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on flattery and worth

What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: John Bull’s Other Island

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A Quote by Bishop Fulton John Sheen on flattery, lies, and love

Baloney is the unvarnished lie laid on so thick you hate it. Blarney is flattery laid on so thin you love it.

Fulton John Sheen (1895 - 1979)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on belief, credulity, flattery, and power

Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on flattery, money, and vanity

Flattery is counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

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