Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
The envious die not once, but as oft as the envied win applause.
In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.
Applause should be an emotional response to the music, rather than a regulated social duty.
But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible.
A vain man can never be utterly ruthless: he wants to win applause and therefore he accommodates himself to others
There is always a certain noise in applause: even in the applause we give ourselves.
The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country.
Cooperation in the most natural thing in the world
My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it
I still sing because I love the sound of applause, because it's who I am, and because I still can.
Old men need applause too.
With these shreds They vented their complainings, which being answered And a petition granted them, a strange one, To break the heart of generosity, And make bold power look pale, they threw their caps As they would hang them on the horns o' th' moon, Shouting their emulation.
Applause waits on success.
What exactly is success? For me it is to be found not in applause, but in the satisfaction of feeling that one is realizing one's ideal.
Yes, young men, Italy owes to you an undertaking which has merited the applause of the universe. You have conquered and you will conquer still, because you are prepared for the tactics that decide the fate of battles.
Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
Flattery of the verbal kind is gross. In short, applause is of too coarse a nature to be swallowed in the gross, though the extract or tincture be ever so agreeable.
There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause.
There is nothing that compares to an unexpected round of applause.
There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.
I love to make people laugh and love to make people smile. The first time I performed and heard the applause, that was the sound that I wanted to hear for the rest of my life.
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