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The passion for praise, which is so very vehement in the fair sex, produces excellent effects in women of sense, who desire to be admired for that which only deserves admiration.
      - Joseph Addison

Desert being the essential condition of praise, there can be no reality in the one without the other.
      - Washington Allston

Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.
      - Aristotle

Praise is the reflection of virtue.
      - Francis Bacon

Too much magnifying of man or matter doth irritate contradiction, and procure envy and scorn.
      - Francis Bacon

Half-uttered praise is to the curious mind, as to the eye half-veiled beauty is, more precious than the whole.
      - Joanna Baillie

Every ear is tickled with the sweet music of applause.
      - Isaac Barrow

A man who does not love praise is not a full man.
      - Henry Ward Beecher

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
      - Bible, Proverbs (ch. XXVII, v. 2)

Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
      - Bible, Psalms (ch. CL, v. 6)

Words of praise, indeed, are almost as necessary to warm a child into a genial life as acts of kindness and affection. Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers.
      - Christian Nestell Bovee

Praise undeserved is satire in disguise.
      - Henry Broadhurst

Praise undeserved s satire in disguise.
      - Henry Broadhurst,
        British Beauties--Epigram in the Garland

Speak not in high commendation of any man to his face, nor censure any man behind his back; but if thou knowest anything good of him, tell it unto others; if anything ill, tell it privately and prudently to himself.
      - William Burkitt (Burkit)

He hurts me most who lavishly commends.
      - Charles Churchill

There is a certain virtue in every good man, which night and day stirs up the mind with the stimulus of glory, and reminds it that all mention of our name will not cease at the same time with our lives, but that our fame will endure to all posterity.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

We are all excited by the love of praise, and the noblest are most influenced by glory.
  [Lat., Trahimur omnes laudis studio, et optimus quisque maxime gloria ducitur.]
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Oratio Pro Licinio Archia (XI)

I am pleased to be praised by a man so praised as you, father. [Words used by Hector.]
  [Lat., Laetus sum
    Laudari me abs te, pater, laudato viro.]
      - quoted by Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short),
        Tusc. Quoest. (IV, 31, 67)

Earth, with her thousand voices, praises God.
      - Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
        Hymn Before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamouni
         (last line)

Praise the bridge that carried you over.
      - George Colman ("The Younger"), Heir-at-Law
         (act I, sc. 1)

There are three kinds of praise,--that which we yield, that which we lend, and that which we pay. We yield it to the powerful from fear, we lend it to the weak from interest, and we pay it to the deserving from gratitude.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

We should not be too niggardly in our praise, for men will do more to support a character than to raise one.
      - Charles Caleb Colton

What we admire we praise; and when we praise,
  Advance it into notice, that its worth
    Acknowledged, others may admire it too.
      - William Cowper

Praise enough
  To fill the ambition of a private man,
    That Chatham's language was his mother-tongue.
      - William Cowper, Task (bk. II, l. 235)

The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

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