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Few governments in the world, for example, praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France, and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers.
My mother, she didn't believe in praise. She'd never say anything was great. I think that's quite Northern, to not make people feel too good. I didn't mind if she was proud of me or not, it didn't bother me. I was never trying to please her.
Far too many black men who praise their own mother feel less accounted to the mothers of their own children.
Patricia Hill Collins
Many critics, when trying to praise a short-story collection, will say that it has the heft and scope of a good novel. But for me, one of the highest compliments you can pay a novel is to say that it has the rich texture and eloquent detail of a good story collection.
I don't see many people as heroes and, though I love sport, I believe athletes rarely deserve that praise.
When you hear bosses talk about their best salespeople, they often refer to them as rock stars. It's the highest praise your boss can give someone on your team.
Many of Bush's defenders have praised him for keeping the country safe since Sept. 11, 2001. He deserves that praise, and I'm perfectly happy to defend most of his surveillance, interrogation and counterterrorism policies against his critics.
I'd live in Glasgow if I could. I can't praise it enough; it's the nicest place I have ever worked and I've worked in a lot of nice places.
It's somewhat disquieting that the same parents and educators who are horrified by the notion of child soldiers have bestowed upon 'The Hunger Games' a double mantle of critical praise and global bestsellerdom.
In many ways, 'What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World' is just one big thank-you note to my teachers. The book is dedicated to my fifth and sixth grade English teacher, Dr. Joseph D'Angelo, a massive force of erudition, martial artistry, culture, and love.
All praise to the masters indeed, but we too could produce a Kant or a Hugo.
Jose C. Orozco
Religion does not consist in making a noise, yet when the soul is filled with the Spirit of the Lord, sweet, heart-felt praise to God glorifies him.
Ellen G. White
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living.
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
Walter Savage Landor
I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
It's dangerous to buy into praise and criticism for what you do when you're trying to present your music to people. I don't ignore it completely, but I don't dwell on it too much.
I always worked very hard against the unconstitutional individual mandate in health care. I didn't praise it.
You tend to feel very hurt when people attack you and feel indifferent when you get praise. You think, 'Of course they like it. They should like it.'
I don't know that praise is always a good thing.
I've never seen a film get away completely unscathed like I have 'Animal Kingdom.' There's not a single bad review that I've read of it yet; all through Sundance, all it got was high praise.
I was raised in a Christian household and heard a lot of praise music, so that's what helps me get to an emotional place.
Let us now praise Barack Obama.
False praise is worse than no praise.
All the praise I received couldn't substitute for the praise I had never received from my mother at home. I longed for some wonderful man to come and save me from my life - but there didn't seem to be any, at least not for me.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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