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To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. Nothing is often a good thing to say, and always a clever thing to say.
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.
In praising Antony I have dispraised Caesar.
I do believe in praising that which deserves to be praised.
Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first.
Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
Teachers started recognizing me and praising me for being smart in science and that made me want to be even smarter in science!
The nature of how we are as human beings is that we're much more interested in being critical rather than praising something.
Unfortunately, the real achievements of children on the ground became debased and devalued because Labor education secretaries sounded like Soviet commissars praising the tractor production figures when we know that those exams were not the rock-solid measures of achievement that children deserve.
It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart.
The cost of praising someone is nil - but every psychological study shows the payoff is huge.
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
Baseball is a tongue-tied kid from Georgia growing up to be an announcer and praising the Lord for showing him the way to Cooperstown. This is a game for America. Still a game for America, this baseball!
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
Praising the Lord and passing the ammunition are mutually exclusive ideas.
Political pandering comes in all shapes and sizes, but every four years the presidential primary bring us in contact with its purest form - praising ethanol subsidies amid the corn fields of Iowa.
I think that's a struggle of every Christian, to be able to get to that point where they're in constant prayer with God - so that everything they do, in thought, in speech, in work, is praising God and worshipping God.
I like the monastic life... in the prayer and the praising... this has charged me with new energy, spiritual energy. This is very important for my ministry outside the monastery.
Pope Theodoros II
In praising science, it does not follow that we must adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed. In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach.
For a lot of people, becoming an author is a change in occupation... they are coming from something that totally has nothing to do with this. If they are expecting to come into a room full of people praising them, then they are in the wrong place.
Eric Jerome Dickey
This is my story, this is my song, praising my Saviour all the day long.
The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.
Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart.
A day spent praising the earth and lamenting man's pollutionist history makes you feel like a superior, sensitive soul.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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