Quotations on Compliment

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There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth - if the latter were unflattering.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Truth, Compliment, Woman)

So when they come around and say they want to do our stuff in America, it's compliment really.
- Sean Booth
(Keywords: America, Compliment, Want)

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia
(Keywords: Life, Power, Act, Caring, Compliment, Listening, Potential, Smile, Word)

Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Lie, Superiority, Compliment, Lying, Respect)

I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
- Nick Cave
(Keywords: Art, Work, Compliment, Reward, Writers)

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Kiss, Compliment, Smile)

The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own.
- Alistair Cooke
(Keywords: Friend, Compliment, Feeling, Right)

I think it's his perception of knowing how to make a record build, keeping the integrity of the song in the music and really adding a lot of musical elements to compliment my voice and to compliment the song.
- Deborah Cox
(Keywords: Music, Perception, Compliment, Integrity, Song, Voice)

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.
- Clarence Darrow
(Keywords: Men, Compliment, Insult)

A girl's got to do what she's got to do to make somebody pay her a compliment. If that means moaning 'til the cows come home, then so be it.
- Cat Deeley
(Keywords: Home, Compliment, Cows)

The fact of the matter is that everybody treats me pretty much as one of the boys, which I take as a great compliment.
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Keywords: Boys, Compliment, Fact, Pretty)

The world have payed too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
- Henry Fielding
(Keywords: Men, Compliment, World)

Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.
- Henry Fielding
(Keywords: Men, Compliment, Now, Reality, World)

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
- Wayne Gretzky
(Keywords: Work, Compliment, Day)

I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That's like a free compliment and you don't even gotta be smart to notice it.
- Mitch Hedberg
(Keywords: People, Compliment, Name)

By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Time, Wife, Compliment, First, Man, Wishes)

Well, I think every now and again, some people deserve to get their butts chewed. Every now and again some people deserve a pat on the back. What I try and do is compliment folk who deserve a compliment, and chew folks out who deserve to be chewed out.
- Judge Mills Lane
(Keywords: People, Compliment, Folk, Now)

Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I'm on the court. People like the fact that I model. My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports, but also want to be a model like me and I think that's great.
- Lisa Leslie
(Keywords: Sports, People, Compliment, Court, Fact, Fans, Femininity, Girls, Play, Want)

The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.
- Walter Lippmann
(Keywords: Nature, Intelligence, Compliment, Insult, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Sense, Will)

I refuse the compliment that I think like a man, thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Keywords: Sex, Thought, Compliment, Man)

I want to compliment The Heritage Foundation for its work on behalf of a strong national defense.
- Don Nickles
(Keywords: Work, Compliment, Defense, Want)

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.
- Peggy Noonan
(Keywords: Equality, Candor, Compliment, Friends, Talk)

It's nice that people want to compliment you in some superficial way, but I've never considered that that's how I might be categorized. I guess it's better than being called ugly.
- Ryan Phillippe
(Keywords: People, Being, Compliment, Ugly, Want)

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.
- Jackson Pollock
(Keywords: Beginning, Compliment, End, Painting)

Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them, they will compliment one another, yet mean no more by it than the men do.
- Samuel Richardson
(Keywords: Love, Men, Women, Compliment, Compliments, Want, Will)

When a man makes a woman his wife, it's the highest compliment he can pay her, and it's usually the last.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Wife, Compliment, Man, Woman)

In all unmerciful actions, the worst of men pay this compliment at least to humanity, as to endeavour to wear as much of the appearance of it, as the case will well let them.
- Laurence Sterne
(Keywords: Men, Actions, Appearance, Compliment, Humanity, Will)

The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
- Voltaire
(Keywords: Work, Compliment, Nothing, Public, Style)









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