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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.
Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
You can't really praise somebody's work and then criticize the process.
Buy the best you can find or afford and don't over manipulate it. If I cook a scallop, the best praise you can give me is that it tastes like a scallop.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him, all creatures here below! Praise Him above, ye heavenly host! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
Their silence is praise enough.
Trusting in Christ, we may boldly join in the combat, and enlist ourselves among that disinterested band, who fight not for human ambition, or human praise, but for the honour of our Saviour, and the salvation of men.
One should use praise to recognize what one is not.
I want to praise activists through the years. I praise those of the past as well, to have them honored.
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.
All the criticism and all of the praise, it doesn't - it's not worth the salt that goes on my bread, because TV is fickle. You can be loved one day and hated the next day. One day, you're getting an award. And the next day, you're getting a death threat.
Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.
For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse - why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Unjust attacks on public men do them more good than unmerited praise.
Rutherford B. Hayes
I've always heard people's criticisms twice as loudly as their praise.
Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice. Fans will also defend you.
Praise is nothing that accumulates. Praise is a sequence, especially if you've toiled for a long time. Praise does not pile up. So in a way, you can't get too much. I don't consider it to be a quantity that you can measure by volume.
I take praise as not just a reward and a result but also as the beginning of a new process.
There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
In every age and every man there is something to praise as well as to blame.
Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the price you pay for opportunity. This is not standard movie of the week storytelling. I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche.
An actor remembers his first piece of published praise. It is written on his heart.
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.
The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise - and to the best in benefits and medical care.
It was not the part of His kindly love that he who was to praise God's divine generosity in regard to others should be compelled to condemn it in regard to himself.
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
There's no praise or acknowledgment paid to women who raise the babies.
Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot.
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.
So, to praise others for their virtues can but encourage one's own efforts.
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