A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on agreement, flattery, friendship, praise, and self-esteem

We praise in others what we find in ourselves; true friendship grows when self-esteem is flattered by mutual agreement in tastes and pleasures.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Dr. Joyce Brothers on flattery, imitation, and listening

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.

Dr. Joyce Brothers (1928 -)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on flattery and imitation

Imitation is the sincerest flattery.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on enemies, flattery, friendship, hatred, and truth

Say not unto thyself, Behold, truth breedeth hatred, and I will avoid it; dissimulation raiseth friends, and I will follow it. Are not the enemies made by truth, better than the friends obtained by flattery?

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

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A Quote by Adlai Ewing Stevenson on flattery

Flattery is all right - if you don't inhale.

Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)

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