I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.

God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.

No man deserves to be praised for his goodness who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth or an impotence of will.

Experience praises the most happy, the one who made the most people happy.

It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise, to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.

Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by.

You do ill if you praise but worse if you censure what you do not understand.

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame.

Through all eternity to thee a joyful song I'll raise, for oh! Eternity's too short to utter all thy praise.

I will only praise someone who can't take anything away from me.

Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.

Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers, are the characteristics of an excellent man.

If a man is proud of his wealth he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.

I will praise any man that will praise me.

It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living.

We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her and admit censorship.

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