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God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.
Some old men, continually praise the time of their youth. In fact, you would almost think that there were no fools in their days, but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
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.
It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.
W. Somerset Maugham
There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket.
Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it.
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.
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
I want to poke holes in the erroneous beliefs about what fame provides. It won't raise your self-esteem, it won't create profound connection, it's not going to heal your childhood traumas, it's only going to amplify them. You're going to be subject to a lot of criticism and praise, both of which are violent in their own ways.
Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing.
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.
Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.
Catherine the Great
I've been around long enough to know that a good deal of the praise heaped on me I had nothing to do with. The only thing I did object to was the fact that where the criticism was actually wrong. Did it bother me? Of course it bothered me. But I've been around long enough to have ups and downs. So you get over it.
Anybody who instantly goes from being a poet and a graduate student to being a public figure has to be in a state of shock. First people want to praise you, and then they want to attack you. No one can prepare you for it.
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.
Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!
Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
Once in a while, I see my fellow TV investors praise a business just because they like the entrepreneur behind it. That kind of thinking might make you feel warm and fuzzy inside - but let's get back to reality.
It's funny how we 'do' Christmas. Christmas is not something that we do, it is something that was done. It celebrates the long awaited arrival of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. We had nothing to do with it, but what we can do is praise God for the coming of the Lord, who washed away the sins of the world by dying on the cross.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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