Praise shames me, for I secretly beg for it.

'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.

Censure is often useful, praise is often deceitful.

A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.

Neither blame or praise yourself.

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.

Of present fame think little and of future less, the praises that we receive after we are buried like the flowers that are strewed over our grave may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.

Charles Caleb Colton

No attention is paid to the blame or praise that others may give. It does not seek the admiration or the appreciation of the listeners.

How strangely men act. They will not praise those who are living at the same time and living with themselves, but to be themselves praised by posterity by those whom they have never seen or ever will see, this they set much value on.

Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad, in that it begets more evil than it kills.'

Immanuel Kant

Let others praise ancient times, I am glad I was born in these.

Ovid

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

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good to the praise that deceives them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.

And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.

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

Alexander Pope

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.

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

It is not for minds like ours to give or to receive flatter, yet the praises of sincerity have ever been permitted to the voice of friendship.

It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.

God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.

No man deserves to be praised for his goodness who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth or an impotence of will.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Experience praises the most happy, the one who made the most people happy.

It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise, to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.

Aeschylus

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.

Noel Coward

Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by.

You do ill if you praise but worse if you censure what you do not understand.

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame.

Through all eternity to thee a joyful song I'll raise, for oh! Eternity's too short to utter all thy praise.

Joseph Addison

I will only praise someone who can't take anything away from me.

Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.

Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers, are the characteristics of an excellent man.

If a man is proud of his wealth he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.

I will praise any man that will praise me.

It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living.

Eric Hoffer

We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her and admit censorship.

E. M. Forster

O Fame! if I e'er took delight in thy praises, 'Twas less for the sake of thy high-sounding phrases, Than to see the bright eyes of the dear one discover, The thought that I was not unworthy to love her.

Lord Byron

Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Now God be praised that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.

Remember, every song sung in praise of the Lord is a sword that cuts the knots of laziness. It is a fine piece of social service to remind all of their duty to the Almighty who watches over them.

Praise us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove.

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