A continual feast of commendation is only to be obtained by merit or by wealth: many are therefore obliged to content themselves with single morsels, and recompense the infrequency of their enjoyment by excess and riot, whenever fortune sets the banquet before them.

A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.

A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.

A man is never more serious than when he praise himself.

A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results.

A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.

Admiration; is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.

Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.

Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.

Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover.

Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth!

Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you.

By recognizing a favorable opinion of yourself, and taking pleasure in it, you in a measure give yourself and your peace of mind into the keeping of another, of whose attitude you can never be certain. You have a new source of doubt and apprehension.

Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ''Make me feel important.'' Never forget this message when working with people.

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ''you can do it'' when things are tough.

Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.

Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.

Has a woman who knew she was well-dressed ever caught a cold?

He who praises everybody, praises nobody.

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