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The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by people's praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism. I'm just trying to work at the highest level I can.
Celebrate your child's achievement, then rotate it when the next mini-masterpiece comes along. Then chuck the old picture. Don't worry that you're throwing away a memory. Your children will remember your praise more than they will remember the picture with macaroni and glitter glued on it.
Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.
Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!
Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.
Being taken for granted is an unpleasant but sincere form of praise. Ironically, the more reliable you are, and the less you complain, the more likely you are to be taken for granted.
I had many friends to help me to fall; but as to rising again, I was so much left to myself, that I wonder now I was not always on the ground. I praise God for His mercy; for it was He only Who stretched out His hand to me. May He be blessed for ever! Amen.
Saint Teresa of Avila
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
As we were baptized, so we profess our belief. As we profess our belief, so also we offer praise. As then baptism has been given us by the Savior, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, so, in accordance with our baptism, we make the confession of the creed, and our doxology in accordance with our creed.
The hometown economic elite - rich local families or individuals whom people used to praise or revile, read about in the society pages, and gossip about incessantly - disappeared from most American cities decades ago.
I praise loudly. I blame softly.
Catherine the Great
True praise comes often even to the lowly; false praise only to the strong.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune.
We sing inspirational songs, songs of praise and worship, and about how good and how big God is. We are magnifying the Lord.
I lift my voice of warning against praising or flattering your ministers. I have seen the evil, the dreadful evil, of praising ministers. Never, never speak a word in the praise of ministers to their faces. Exalt God.
Ellen G. White
Neither blame or praise yourself.
Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
It is wonderful to have someone praise you, to be desired.
'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
Pearl S. Buck
All I can say is I've been lucky with my body. Well done, little body. I praise it and say, 'You're very good.'
History is the story of events, with praise or blame.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
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