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Quotes About Praise

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Anne Bradstreet
“Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.”
Anne Bradstreet

“Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you;
Be true to your word and your work and your friend;
Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you,
Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.”
John Boyle O'Reilly, Life of John Boyle O'Reilly

Jarod Kintz
“For me, it’s not about winning an award. It’s also about not even being nominated.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Donald Miller
“And if these mountains had eyes, they would wake to find two strangers in their fences, standing in admiration as a breathing red pours its tinge upon earth's shore. These mountains, which have seen untold sunrises, long to thunder praise but stand reverent, silent so that man's weak praise should be given God's attention.”
Donald Miller, Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“But the conceited man did not hear him. Conceited people never hear anything but praise.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

John Wooden
“You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.”
John Wooden

Diana Wynne Jones
“Nobody gets praised for the right reasons.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Castle in the Air

Norman Vincent Peale
“The trouble with most of us is that we'd rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”
Norman Vincent Peale

Ilona Andrews
“I've read your summary."
"And?"
"It's not incompetent."
Be still, my heart, so I don't faint from such faint phrase. "Did you expect it to be written in crayon?”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds

E.M. Forster
“Long books, when read, are usually overpraised, because the reader wishes to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time.”
E.M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel

Leo Tolstoy
“In the best, the friendliest and simplest relations flattery or praise is necessary, just as grease is necessary to keep wheels turning. ”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Harry A. Ironside
“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”
Harry A. Ironside

Steve Maraboli
“Stop giving meaningless praise and start giving meaningful action.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

William Arthur Ward
“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.”
William Arthur Ward

Janet Fitch
“What can I say about life? Do I praise it for letting you live, or damn it for allowing the rest?”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Thomas A. Edison
He had all the attributes of a perfect man, and, in my opinion, no finer personality ever existed.

{Edison's opinion of the great Robert Ingersoll}”
Thomas A. Edison

محمد متولي الشعراوي
“وكلمة ( الحمد لله ) هذه هي الصيغة التي علمنا الله أن نحمده بها ، وإلا فلو ترك لنا حرية التعبير عن الحمد ولم يحدد لنا صيغة نحمده ونشكره بها لاختلف الخلق في الحمد حسب قدراتهم و تمكنهم من الأداء ، وحسب الله قدرتهم على استيعاب النعم ، ولوجدنا البليغ صاحب القدرة الأدائية أفصح من العيي والأمي . فتحمل عنا جميعًا هذه الصيغة ، وجعلها متساوية للجميع ، الكل يقول ( الحمد لله ) البليغ يقولها ، و العيي يقولها ، و الأمي يقولها.”
محمد متولي الشعراوي, كيف تقرأ القرآن الكريم وتحفظه

Dan Pearce
“Children are gifts. They are not ours for the breaking. They are ours for the making.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Friedrich Nietzsche
“So long as men praise you, you can only be sure that you are not yet on your own true path but on someone else's.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Clarence Darrow
Robert G. Ingersoll was a great man. a wonderful intellect, a great soul of matchless courage, one of the great men of the earth -- and yet we have no right to bow down to his memory simply because he was great. Great orators, great soldiers, great lawyers, often use their gifts for a most unholy cause. We meet to pay a tribute of love and respect to Robert G. Ingersoll because he used his matchless power for the good of man.

{Darrow's eulogy for Ingersoll at his funeral}”
Clarence Darrow

John Chrysostom
“I do not know whether anyone has ever succeeded in not enjoying praise. And, if he enjoys it, he naturally wants to receive it. And if he wants to receive it, he cannot help but being distraught at losing it. Those who are in love with applause have their spirits starved not only when they are blamed off-hand, but even when they fail to be constantly praised.”
John Chrysostom

Jarod Kintz
“I want to fill a jar with a lot of clapping, and sell my applause next to the applesauce in a grocery store. You can eat the praise you didn’t earn, but did pay for.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

Dan Pearce
“Dads. It’s time to show our sons how to properly treat a woman. It’s time to show our daughters how a girl should expect be treated. It’s time to show forgiveness and compassion. It’s time to show our children empathy. It’s time to break social norms and teach a healthier way of life! It’s time to teach good gender roles and to ditch the unnecessary ones. Does it really matter if your son likes the color pink? Is it going to hurt anybody? Do you not see the damage it inflicts to tell a boy that there is something wrong with him because he likes a certain color? Do we not see the damage we do in labeling our girls “tom boys” or our boys “feminine” just because they have their own likes and opinions on things? Things that really don’t matter?”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Nancy Leigh DeMoss
“God lives in the place of praise. If we want to be where He is, we need to go to His address.”
Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Plutarch
“Neither blame or praise yourself.”
Plutarch

Francis of Assisi
“Praised be my Lord, for our sister water.

St. Francis of Assisi,
Canticle of the Sun”
Francis of Assisi

Judith Martin
“When virtues are pointed out first, flaws seem less insurmountable.”
Judith Martin

Jane Austen
“What praise is more valuable than the praise of an intelligent servant?”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

“Reality is, Hope and Despair lie in the same places.
And they're just a matter of perspective.

What changed my perspective, was her.”
Richie Singh, Chasing Butterflies

“The French believe that kids feel confident when they're able to do things for themselves, and do those things well. After children have learned to talk, adults don't praise them for saying just anything. They praise them for saying interesting things, and for speaking well.”
Pamela Druckerman, Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting

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