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It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame.
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.
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.
O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
What's so powerful about the Psalms are, as well as they're being gospel and songs of praise, they are also the blues.
Religion does not consist in making a noise, yet when the soul is filled with the Spirit of the Lord, sweet, heart-felt praise to God glorifies him.
Ellen G. White
In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it.
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
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.
We increase whatever we praise. The whole creation responds to praise, and is glad.
The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn't are as much a part of golf as life itself.
Gerald R. Ford
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.
Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing.
He only profits from praise who values criticism.
Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
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.
I have been both praised and criticized. The criticism stung, but the praise sometimes bothered me even more. To have received such praise and honors has always been puzzling to me.
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
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.
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
Pearl S. Buck
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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