All-Time Best 2019 Compliment Quotes

All-Time Best 2019 Compliment Quotes

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God was just showing off when he created you. ~From the movie Keeping the Faith
 
 
Flattery…. gets its kicks by flirting with insult and ridicule.~Willis Goth Regier, In Praise of Flattery, 2007
 
 
Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. ~George Moore
 
 
Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented. ~André Gide
 
 
That guy has muscles in places most people don’t have places. ~Bucky Waters, on Tom Hammonds
 
 
Her very frowns are fairer far
Than smiles of other maidens are.
~Hartley Coleridge
 
 
The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence. ~Edward Thomas
 
 
Marge, you’re as pretty as Princess Leia and as smart as Yoda. ~Homer Simpson
 
 
If people did not compliment one another there would be little society. ~Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues
 
 
Flattery resembles the picture of a suit of armour in this respect, that it is calculated to yield delight, not to render any actual service. ~Demophilus, “Dialectic Similitudes,” Life’s Culture and Conduct 
 
 
Some folks pay a compliment like they went down in their pocket for it. ~Kin Hubbard
 
 
‘Twas never merry world
Since lowly feigning was called compliment.
~William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
 
 
Women are never disarmed by compliments; men always are. ~Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband, 1899
 
 
Like pollen on a honeybee, flattery clings to the things you tell yourself. ~Willis Goth Regier, In Praise of Flattery, 2007
 
 
An occasional compliment is necessary to keep up one’s self-respect. The plan of the newspaper is good and wise; when you can’t get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one. ~Mark Twain, 1894
 
 
I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it. ~Wilson Mizner
 
 
What flatterers say, try to make true. ~German Proverb
 
Flattery must be pretty thick before anybody objects to it. ~William Feather
 
 
It is great to get praise from the lips of taciturnity. ~John Addington Symonds
 
 
Flattery works like a drug. ~Willis Goth Regier, In Praise of Flattery, 2007
 
 
A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as if to beg pardon for paying it. ~A.W. Hare & J.C. Hare, Guesses at Truth
 
 
Men prefer brief praise, pitched high; women are satisfied with praise in a lower key, just so it goes on and on. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960
 
 
Flattery.— Throwing dust in people’s eyes, generally for the purpose of picking their pockets. ~”Specimens of a Patent Pocket Dictionary, For the use of those who wish to understand the meaning of things as well as words,” The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, 1824
 
 
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise. ~Lord Chesterfield
 
 
Current among men,
Like coin, the tinsel clink of compliment.
~Lord Alfred Tennyson, Princess
 
 
All ears readily open to flattery. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher’s Stone, 1882
 
 
Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs. ~George Chapman
 
 
[F]lattery is the prolific parent of falsehood. ~Edward Gibbon
 
 
A person given to barefaced flattery, will usually balance the account with interest in your absence. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827
 
 
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought, and attended to my answer. ~Henry David Thoreau
 
 
Compliments make me vain: & when I am vain, I am insolent & overbearing. It is a pity, too, because I love compliments. I love them even when they are not so. My child, I can live on a good compliment two weeks with nothing else to eat. ~Mark Twain, letter to Gertrude Natkin, 1906 March 2nd 

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