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It is a dangerous crisis when a proud heart meets with flattering lips.

It is better to fall among crows than flatterers; for those devour only the dead - these the living.

It is easy to flatter; it is harder to praise.

It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it.

Know thyself, thine evil as well as thy good, and flattery shall not harm thee; her speech shall be a warning, a humbling, and a guide; for wherein thou lackest most, there chiefly will thy sycophant commend thee.

Men are like stone jugs - you may lug them where you like by the ears.

Men find it more easy to flatter than to praise.

No man flatters the woman he truly loves.

Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. See quote detail

Nothing is so great an instance of ill-manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; if you flatter only one or two, you affront the rest.

O, that men's ears should be To counsel deaf, but not to flattery!

Of all wild beasts preserve me from a tyrant; and of all tame, from a flatterer.

Self-love is the greatest of flatterers.

Some there are who profess to despise all flattery, but even these are, nevertheless, to be flattered, by being told that they do despise it.

The art of flatterers is to take advantage of the foibles of the great, to foster their errors, and never to give advice which may annoy.

The lie that flatters I abhor the most.

The most skilful flattery is to let a person talk on, and be a listener.

The most subtle flattery a woman can receive is that conveyed by actions, not by words.

The only benefit of flattery is that by hearing what we are not, we may be instructed what we ought to be.

The rich man despises those who flatter him too much, and hates those who do not flatter him at all.


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