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Censure is often useful, praise is often deceitful

Winston Churchill Quotes

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Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

Socrates Quotes

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To please great men is not the last degree of praise. [Lat., Principibus placuisse viris non ultima laus est.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Epistles (I, 17, 35)

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The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

Oprah Winfrey Quotes

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He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend - provided, of course, that he really is dead.

Voltaire Quotes

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There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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I praise loudly, I blame softly

Catherine the Great Quotes

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You do ill to praise, but worse to censure, what you do not understand

Leonardo da Vinci Quotes

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Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.

Marcus Aurelius Quotes

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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

Mark Twain Quotes

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Self - praise is no recommendation

Proverb Quotes

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Praise undeserved s satire in disguise.

Henry Broadhurst Quotes , Source: British Beauties--Epigram in the Garland

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We are all exited 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) Quotes , Source: Oratio Pro Licinio Archia (XI)

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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.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Oratio Pro Licinio Archia (XI)

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Earth, with her thousand voices, praises God.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: Hymn Before Sunrise in the Vale of Chamouni (last line)

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Praise the bridge that carried you over.

George Colman ("The Younger") Quotes , Source: Heir-at-Law (act I, sc. 1)

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Praise enough To fill the ambition of a private man, That Chatham's language was his mother-tongue.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. II, l. 235)

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When needs he must, yet faintly then he praises; Somewhat the deed, much more the means he raises: So marreth what he makes, and praising most, dispraises.

Phineas Fletcher Quotes , Source: The Purple Island (canto VII, st. 67)

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Long open panegyric drags at best, And praise is only praise when well address'd.

Phineas Fletcher Quotes , Source: The Purple Island (canto VII, st. 67)

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Good people all, with one accord, Lament for Madame Blaize, Who never wanted a good word-- From those who spoke her praise.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize

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Praise me not too much, Nor blame me, for thou speakest to the Greeks Who know me.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. X, l. 289), (Bryant's translation)

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Praise from a friend, or censure from a foe, Are lost on hearers that our merits know.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. X, l. 293), (Pope's translation)

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A eulogist of past times. [Lat., Laudator temporis acti.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Ars Poetica (173)

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A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maxims (no. 152)

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That is fine, and I would have praised you more had you praised me less. [Fr., Cela est beau, et je vous louerais davantage si vous m'aviez loue moins.]

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maxims (no. 152)

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