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
Contributed by: Zaady
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
Dr. Joyce Brothers (1928 -)
Imitation is the sincerest flattery.
Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)
Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms
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
Flattery is all right - if you don't inhale.
Adlai Stevenson (1900 - 1965)
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