Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
By: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
By: Joyce Brothers
The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.
By: Jorge Luis Borges
The most skillful flattery is to let a person talk on, and be a listener.
By: Joseph Addison
If men of eminence are exposed to censure on one hand, they are as much liable to flattery on the other. If they receive reproaches which are not due to them, they likewise receive praises which they do not deserve.
Say not unto thyself, Behold, truth breedeth hatred, and I will avoid it; dissimulation raiseth friends, and I will follow it. Are not the enemies made by truth, better than the friends obtained by flattery?
Flattery was one of Kissingers principal tools in winning over Nixon, and a tool he employed shamelessly.
By: Robert Dallek
I am not one of those who left the land to the mercy of its enemies. Their flattery leaves me cold, my songs are not for them to praise.
By: Anna Akhmatova
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
By: Edmund Burke
Flattery and insults raise the same question: What do you want?
By: Mason Cooley
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
By: Charles Caleb Colton
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
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