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Quotations on Flattery

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Always let your flattery be seen through for what really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.

~ George Bernard Shaw

Knavery and flattery are blood relations.

~ Abraham Lincoln

Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.

~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out.

~ Dale Carnegie

Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.

~ Samuel Johnson

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

~ Josh Billings

What the fool does in the end, the wise man does in the beginning.

~ Proverbs

Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise.

~ William Penn

None are more taken in with flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not.

~ Benedict Spinoza

It is easy to flatter; it is harder to praise.

~ Jean Paul Richter

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