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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Charles Caleb Colton
Sometimes, idealistic people are put off the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only in Heaven. To succeed in this world you have to be known to people.
Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it.
I know imitation is the highest form of flattery, but stealing one's identity is totally different.
Flattery and deceit are the darlings of great men, and so with these men spread the butter on thick, if you want to get something out of them, otherwise you'll come home to me with a full belly and an empty purse.
Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.
I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your efforts to believe it.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but clones kind of get it wrong because we are promoting individuality and being proud of being yourself.
Flattery is a kind of bad money, to which our vanity gives us currency.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
My cut is blunt and futuristic, and Nicki Minaj started wearing that bob on her head after she came to my show, so at the end of the day, I know what I do, and I know what I possess, and I know who I am. I'm a trendsetter. The biggest form of flattery is imitation, so I'm flattered.
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
Flattery and insults raise the same question: What do you want?
Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.
Adlai E. Stevenson
Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence, for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve, it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.
L.A. runs on optimism, enthusiasm and flattery. I think you can go a little bit crazy. I've heard people say there's a limit to the number of years you can stay in this city without going slightly mad. It's just too damn sunny in every dimension - weather-wise, socially and professionally.
Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery.
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.
The best form of flattery is to be admired, imitated or respected. I've always felt proud our fans look up to us or feel we are inspirational.
Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren't present.
P. J. O'Rourke
Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.
Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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