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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
Everybody likes a compliment.
I can live for two months on a good compliment.
I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That's like a free compliment and you don't even gotta be smart to notice it.
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Henry David Thoreau
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.
We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke.
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.
People don't usually compliment your character.
By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time.
So many girls come up and say to me, 'I have never listened to country music in my life. I didn't even know my town had a country-music station. Then I got your record, and now I'm obsessed.' That's the coolest compliment to me.
Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.
It's very inexpensive to give a compliment.
I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.
When a man makes a woman his wife, it's the highest compliment he can pay her, and it's usually the last.
To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.
The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment.
Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them, they will compliment one another, yet mean no more by it than the men do.
When grace happens, we receive not a nice compliment from God but a new heart. Give your heart to Christ, and he returns the favor.
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