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The life which men praise and regard as successful is but one kind. Why should we exaggerate any one kind at the expense of the others?
Henry David Thoreau
I don't need validation, recognition or praise. What I need are facts and the facts are that one of my books gets sold, somewhere in the world, every second.
The best counsel for us to give young people is that they can arrive back to Heavenly Father only as they are guided and corrected by the Spirit of God. So if we are wise, we will encourage, praise, and exemplify everything which invites the companionship of the Holy Ghost.
Henry B. Eyring
Write every day; never give up; it's supposed to be difficult; try to find some pleasure and reward in the act of writing, because you can't look for praise from editors, readers, or critics. In other words, tips that are much easier to give than to take.
J. R. Moehringer
Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise. But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it.
Every time I see my brother, I just praise God for God's grace in his life. Because if God can change Franklin from a prodigal into a man of God, he can do it for anybody.
Anne Graham Lotz
Individuals have the right to pick and choose which expressions to condemn, which to praise and which to say nothing about. Governments, however, must remain neutral as to the content of expression. And governments must protect the rights of all to express even the most despicable of views.
Build your self-esteem by recalling all the ways you have succeeded, and your brain will be filled with images of you making your achievements happen again and again. Give yourself permission to toot your own horn, and don't wait for anyone to praise you.
Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge.
We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
E. M. Forster
Praise us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove.
Some are made modest by great praise, others insolent.
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
I believe that the greatest form of prayer is praise to God.
No sensible author wants anything but praise.
A. A. Milne
It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there's not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
I will praise any man that will praise me.
In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty.
A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition!
I prefer to praise people and the world rather than criticize them and it.
Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.
T. S. Eliot
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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