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A Quote by Sir Richard Steele on giving and praise

I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing with an exception.

Sir Richard Steele (1672 - 1729)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on character and praise

You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Saskya Pandita on excellence and praise

Not to be cheered by praise,  Not to be grieved by blame,  But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers  Are the characteristics of an excellent man.

Saskya Pandita (1182 - 1251)

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A Quote by Sarah Flower Adams on angels, darkness, dreams, god, mercy, praise, rest, and songs

Nearer, my God, to Thee! Nearer to Thee! E'en though it be a cross That raiseth me, Still all my song shall be, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Though like the wanderer, The sun gone down, Darkness be over me, My rest a stone, Yet in my dreams I'd be Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee! Nearer to Thee! There let the way appear, Steps unto heav'n, All that thou sendest me, In mercy giv'n, Angels to beckon me, Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Then with my waking thoughts Bright with thy praise, Out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise, So by my woes to be Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee! Or if, on joyful sing Cleaving the sky, Sun, moon, and stars forgot, Upward I fly, Still all my song shall be Nearer, my God to thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee!

Sarah Flower Adams (1805 - 1848)

Source: Hymn; music by Lowell Mason (1792–1872)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on gold, praise, and value

Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value to its scarcity.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on order and praise

All censure of a man's self is oblique praise. It is in order to show how much he can spare.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on gold, praise, and value

Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on god, love, praise, and soul

If bodies please thee, praise God on occasion of them, and turn back thy love upon their Maker; lest in these things which please thee, thou displease. If souls please thee, be they loved in God: for they too are mutable, but in Him they are firmly established.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: The Confessions of St. Augustine

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on beauty, blindness, love, peace, and praise

Late have I loved Thee, O Lord; and behold, Thou wast within and I without, and there I sought Thee. Thou was with me when I was not with Thee. Thou didst call, and cry, and burst my deafness. Thou didst gleam, and glow, and dispell my blindness. Thou didst touch me, and I burned for Thy peace. For Thyself Thou hast made us, and restless our hearts until in Thee they find their ease. Late have I loved Thee, Thou Beauty ever old and ever new. Thou hast burst my bonds asunder; unto Thee will I offer up an offering of praise.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: Confessions

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A Quote by Russell Page on faith, garden, hope, life, praise, and songs

A garden really lives only insofar as it is an expression of faith, the embodiment of a hope and a song of praise.

Russell Page

Source: The Education of a Gardener, 1962

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