Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people.
Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.
I can live for two months on a good compliment.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.
There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A "you can do it" when things are tough.
He deserves praise who does not what he may, but what he ought.
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
The man who is praised by others is regarded as worthy though he may be really void of all merit. But the man who sings his own praises becomes disgraced though he should be Indra, the possessor of all excellencies.
Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.
Praise has different effects, according to the mind it meets with; it makes a wise man modest, but a fool more arrogant, turning his weak brain giddy.
He, who loves praise, loves temptation.
He that searches for praise will often find contempt.
He hurts me most who lavishly commends.
For the good, when praised, feel something of disgust, if to excess commended.
Every ear is tickled with the sweet music of applause.
Desire of praise disposeth to laudable actions.
Better to deserve praise without having it, than to have it without deserving it.
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof. If you reject it you are unhappy, if you accept it you are undone.
Grant me prudently to avoid him that flatters me, and to endure patiently him that contradicts me.
Flattery is a counterfeit money which, but for vanity, would have no circulation.
It is easier and handier for men to flattery than to praise.
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