Quotations on Praise

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The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Nature, Truth, Breeding, Gain, Praise, Sense)

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.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Time, Man, Praise, Right)

Let the master praise him, and say, "Here ye do well." For, I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit, and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
- Roger Ascham
(Keywords: Learning, Praise, Will, Wit)

There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
- Roger Ascham
(Keywords: Learning, Praise, Will, Wit)

There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
- Mary Kay Ash
(Keywords: Money, Sex, People, Praise, Want)

O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Keywords: God, Soul, Praise, Tongue)

According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
(Keywords: Change, Work, Criticism, Praise, Principles, Value)

Praise now is one of the great duties of the redeemed. It will be their employment for ever.
- Albert Barnes
(Keywords: Now, Praise, Will)

A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Negative, Jealousy, Judgment, Praise, Satisfaction)

I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.
- Catherine II
(Keywords: Blame, Praise, Reward)

Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.
- Martin Chemnitz
(Keywords: Love, Diligence, Fathers, Praise, Scripture)

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Old, Philosophy, Practice, Praise, Vice)

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal.
- Robert Collier
(Keywords: Goal, Encouragement, Nothing, Praise, Tides, Trouble, Will, World)

Sun Tzu does not need my praise. His work has lived for over two thousand years, and will surely live for another two thousand without any help from me.
- Martin van Creveld
(Keywords: Work, Help, Praise, Sun, Will, Years)

The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by people's praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism. I'm just trying to work at the highest level I can.
- Russell Crowe
(Keywords: Work, People, Criticism, Praise, Trying)

People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.
- Denis Diderot
(Keywords: Death, People, Virtue, Feet, Hate, Praise, World)

Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.
- T. S. Eliot
(Keywords: Literature, Praise, Respect)

The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn't are as much a part of golf as life itself.
- Gerald R. Ford
(Keywords: Life, Golf, Praise, Right)

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
(Keywords: Censorship, Freedom, Past, Praise, Present)

To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work... coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Keywords: Work, Content, Mind, Past, Praise, Years)

Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing.
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Keywords: Hearing, Praise, Sense, Wonders)

The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.
- Billy Graham
(Keywords: Christian, Feet, Praise, Service, Sound, Worship)

I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.
- Ernie Harwell
(Keywords: Talent, Ability, Nothing, Praise, Today)

Unjust attacks on public men do them more good than unmerited praise.
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Keywords: Men, Praise, Public)

Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Gold, Praise, Value)

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
(Keywords: War, Evil, Mankind, Praise, Will)

I question the value of stars. I think they're overrated. They get too much money, too much praise.
- Elia Kazan
(Keywords: Money, Praise, Question, Stars, Value)

The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise - and to the best in benefits and medical care.
- Sue Kelly
(Keywords: Medical, Benefits, Care, Deep, Defense, Fight, Merit, Nation, Praise, Respect, Veterans)

Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.
- Thomas Kempis
(Keywords: Heart, Blame, Praise, Tranquility)

He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent.
- Karl Kraus
(Keywords: Opportunity, Praise, Will)

When you've grown sick of reading and bug-eyed from watching TV, when your friends are all visited out, no words can adequately praise the link to the outside world provided by your parents and family.
- Lance Loud
(Keywords: Family, Friends, Parents, Praise, Reading, Words, World)

Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
- Robert Martin
(Keywords: Encouragement, Interest, Praise, Thinking)

Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise. But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it.
- John Masefield
(Keywords: Man, May, Praise, Want)

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Keywords: People, Criticism, Praise, Want)

Have a hand in your own treatment. I have nothing but praise for our doctors, but I think they could help us better, and we can help them if we work together.
- Mary Ann Mobley
(Keywords: Work, Doctors, Help, Nothing, Praise, Treatment)

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
(Keywords: Power, Being, Blame, Causes, Conscience, Judgment, Praise, Reason)

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Keywords: Criticism, Praise, Trouble)

Few governments in the world, for example, praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France, and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers.
- Richard Perle
(Keywords: Government, Example, France, Rights, Human rights, Praise, World)

Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge.
- Fritz Perls
(Keywords: Encouragement, Praise, Self)

Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
- Alexander Pope
(Keywords: Disguise, Praise, Satire)

Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
- Alexander Pope
(Keywords: Time, Men, Example, Fact, Fools, Old, Praise, Youth)

Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice. Fans will also defend you.
- Charley Pride
(Keywords: Advice, Fans, Praise, Will)

Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
- Sextus Propertius
(Keywords: Strength, Effort, Praise, Will)

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Intelligence, Praise, Word)

Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Keywords: Angels, Friends, Help, Praise, Spiritual)

Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
- Philip Schaff
(Keywords: Gratitude, Books, Christ, Nothing, Praise, Songs)

I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the price you pay for opportunity. This is not standard movie of the week storytelling. I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche.
- Tom Selleck
(Keywords: Movies, Opportunity, Praise, Risk)

I will praise any man that will praise me.
- William Shakespeare
(Keywords: Man, Praise, Will)

For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Keywords: Friend, Abuse, Praise, Vanity)

Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
- Charles Simmons
(Keywords: Love, Men, Greatness, End, First, Integrity, Opposition, Practice, Praise, Self, Universe, Will)



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