Praise shames me, for I secretly beg for it.

'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.

Censure is often useful, praise is often deceitful.

A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.

Neither blame or praise yourself.

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.

Jean Paul

Of present fame think little and of future less, the praises that we receive after we are buried like the flowers that are strewed over our grave may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.

No attention is paid to the blame or praise that others may give. It does not seek the admiration or the appreciation of the listeners.

How strangely men act. They will not praise those who are living at the same time and living with themselves, but to be themselves praised by posterity by those whom they have never seen or ever will see, this they set much value on.

Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad, in that it begets more evil than it kills.'

Let others praise ancient times, I am glad I was born in these.

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

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good to the praise that deceives them.

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.

And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.

Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.

Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.

It is not for minds like ours to give or to receive flatter, yet the praises of sincerity have ever been permitted to the voice of friendship.

It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.

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