He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn.
It is quite annoying that we have to change the sound we invented just to avoid sounding like people who simply copy us, but... it is flattering and of course challenging.
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard Some do it with a bitter look Some with a flattering word The coward does it with a kiss The brave man with a sword
Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.
Christian! thou knowest thou carriest gunpowder about thee. Desire them that carry fire to keep at a distance. It is a dangerous crisis when a proud heart meets with flattering lips.
A man sufficiently gifted with humor is in small danger of succumbing to flattering delusions about himself, because he cannot help perceiving what a pompous ass he would become if he did.
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?
Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it.
Gallantry of mind consists in saying flattering things in an agreeable manner.
They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that 'one man is as good as another;' a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory.
Bridget Jones is part of literary lore now and actually to be a part of it is enormously flattering.
Not to sound egomaniac or anything, but just to get under people's skin like that, and for them to believe in you and believe strongly enough to write... it's flattering and it helps you during the day.
While being called beautiful is extremely flattering, I would much rather be noticed for my work as an actress.
For lack of a better term, they've labeled me a sex symbol. It's flattering and it should happen to every bald, overweight guy.
To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
I dont know if Im a heartthrob or if I want to be one! I heard that I get the most fan mail. Its very flattering, and lovely to be popular with the public.
Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.
An image has stuck for most of my career and it isn't flattering.
I was on the cover of a lot of newspapers. I was on the cover of USA Today for every single day for a month. I was on the masthead, so I tend to get recognized a lot, and in weird places. It's always flattering, and it's always odd. It's always at the worst possible time.
It's flattering if people think I'm attractive. If it helps, great, but it's not going to get in the way of me wanting to win. That's what I'm all about.
Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly.
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