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He only profits from praise who values criticism.
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.
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
As a child of God, our whole reason for existing is to give God praise. What a testimony to give in a difficult situation.
It's easy to praise God in the good times, but what about when the storms of your flesh are a-brewin'? Not so easy then!
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.
Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.
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.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking if your own tongue must praise you.
Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
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.
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
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.
Whenever I received too much praise, it just didn't feel right to me - ever.
Unjust attacks on public men do them more good than unmerited praise.
Rutherford B. Hayes
We think of ourselves as our titles or our jobs or our position in a family. We depend on being praised by others. But something happens when that praise is undermined.
Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
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