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He only profits from praise who values criticism.
Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!
Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
Luc de Clapiers
Selling public property is the true Chicago way. Had Mr. Obama not been elected president, the nation's business journals would be falling over one another to praise his city for its daring, market-friendly innovations.
Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.
Thomas a Kempis
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
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
Pearl S. Buck
Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation the courage of their confusions.
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.
Wonder is involuntary praise.
Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.
According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent.
To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work... coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
Walter Savage Landor
I question the value of stars. I think they're overrated. They get too much money, too much praise.
These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
If you do your fair day's work, you are certain to get your fair day's wage - in praise or pudding, whichever happens to suit your taste.
The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking if your own tongue must praise you.
I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.
Catherine the Great
A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
I am proud that my collections have received such praise, and I am even more proud to share the stage with so many talented designers.
Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
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