Quotations on Flattery

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Imitation is flattery, and The Hills Have Eyes is a classic.
- Michael Berryman
(Keywords: Eyes, Flattery, Imitation)

I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.
- Kate Chopin
(Keywords: Trust, Editors, Flattery, Giving, Questions, Secrets, Will, Woman)

The flattery is nice, but awards don't add up to writing quality songs.
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Keywords: Quality, Awards, Flattery, Songs, Writing)

Said I was beautiful, did he? He's being paid for treatment, not flattery.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Being, Flattery, Treatment)

Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
- Abraham Lincoln
(Keywords: Blood, Flattery, Knavery)

The love of one's own sex is precious, for it is neither provoked by vanity nor retained by flattery; it is genuine and sincere.
- Maria Mitchell
(Keywords: Love, Sex, Flattery, Vanity)

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but clones kind of get it wrong because we are promoting individuality and being proud of being yourself.
- Brian Molko
(Keywords: Being, Flattery, Imitation, Individuality, Wrong)

A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
- James Monroe
(Keywords: Fatigue, Flattery, Man, Support, Will)

Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.
- Carroll O'Connor
(Keywords: Women, Flattery, Theater)

Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Money, Flattery, Vanity)

A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.
- Helen Rowland
(Keywords: Love, Heart, Criticism, Flattery, Man, May, Woman)

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
- Edith Sitwell
(Keywords: Truth, Flattery, Opinion)

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.
- Jonathan Swift
(Keywords: Company, Example, Flattery, Manners, Nothing, Rest)

One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.
- Theophrastus
(Keywords: Companionship, Flattery, May)

This flattery has been rather slow in coming. I think all of sudden late in life now I'm getting some credit for what I've done. Which is gratifying, but it's kind of a little late.
- Jack Vance
(Keywords: Life, Credit, Flattery, Now)









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