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To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
John Churton Collins
Said I was beautiful, did he? He's being paid for treatment, not flattery.
Am I the only person in the world who is shocked and amazed at the ongoing flattery of uebergeek Mark Zuckerberg?
A president aiming for 'Great' or 'Near Great' status must do more. He must give lots of interviews, make records accessible, and heap the flattery on academia - each of which Mr. Bush has signally failed to do.
The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.
Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.
I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand. In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything.
From every ancient source, we have testimony to Cleopatra's irresistible charm, as Plutarch has it, to her ability to speak many languages including, as he puts it, the language of flattery and essentially, to be able to turn people to her will - really a great political genius, in that respect.
Advertising - a judicious mixture of flattery and threats.
Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery.
Whenever somebody folds, say, 'Good laydown.' It encourages them to fold on a later hand because it makes them feel like you had the best hand even if you were bluffing. It's an odd form of flattery that seems to work at the poker table.
The flattery is nice, but awards don't add up to writing quality songs.
This flattery has been rather slow in coming. I think all of sudden late in life now I'm getting some credit for what I've done. Which is gratifying, but it's kind of a little late.
I know imitation is the highest form of flattery, but stealing one's identity is totally different.
I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.
Imitation is flattery, and The Hills Have Eyes is a classic.
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