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Flatter Quotes

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Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

Related topics: Values

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
Love me and I may be forced to love you.
- William Arthur Ward

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain

He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

 

To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn,
is but a state of half enjoyment.
- Jane Austen

A good historian is timeless; although he is a patriot,
he will never flatter his country in any respect.
- Francois Fenelon

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery.
If you flatter all the company, you please none;
If you flatter only one or two,
you offend the rest.
- Jonathan Swift

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In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
- Jean Rostand

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
- Wendell Phillips

Were I to flatter myself with the possibility of success in such combat,
it would indeed be presumption.
- Anne Seward

You can always draw as well as you know how to.
I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas;
but I know that is not so.
- William Morris Hunt

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.
- Jean Paul

The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them;
it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
- Moliere

The women who inspired this play deserved to be smacked
across the head with a meat ax and that,
I flatter myself, is exactly what I smacked them with.
- Clare Boothe Luce

I don't care how stylish something is if it doesn't flatter me.
- Ali Larter

Mathematicians may flatter themselves that they possess
new ideas which mere human language is as yet unable to express.
- James C. Maxwell

I must not say what I truly think, or you will tell
me I flatter you-but I can only speak what I feel-and
very often I cannot even do that when the feeling is very deep.
- Marie Corelli

I keep going over a sentence.
I nag it, gnaw it, pat and flatter it.
- Janet Flanner

Taxes should be lower, flatter, and simpler,
in that order.
- David Boaz

I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly:
far too dearly to flatter you.
Don't flatter me.
- Charlotte Bronte

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast
not charity for thy neighbor.
- Francis Quarles

Tell me not of joy: there's none Now my little sparrow's gone;
He,
just as you, Would toy and woo, He would chirp and flatter me,
He would hang the wing awhile, Till at length he saw me smile,
Lord!
how sullen he would be!
- William Cartwright

People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking
that their faults are always present to other people's minds,
as if they believe that the world is always contemplating
their individual charms and virtues.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living:
they never flatter us to our faces,
nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy,
nor quit their shelves until we take them down.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Republics are created by the virtue,
public spirit,
and intelligence of the citizens.
They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils,
because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded,
because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.
- Joseph Story

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not,
should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust;
and music,
even in situations of the greatest horror,
should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it,
and thereby always remain music.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I don't flatter myself with much dependence upon the
present disposition of the Eastern Indians,
who are many ways liable to be drawn into a rupture
with us by the artifices of the French,
their own weakness and the influence which the French
Missionary Priests have over them.
- William Shirley

The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking
it away from those who have a different complexion
or slightly flatter noses than ourselves,
is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.
- Joseph Conrad

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you
to say disagreeable things to your intimates.
The nearer you come into relation with a person,
the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

So you shouldn't really flatter yourself that they want to be your buddy.
They don't.
Generally.
They want you for some reason or other,
and you just have to fend that off all the time.
- Kurt Loder

Worse there cannot be; a better, I believe,
there may be, by giving energy to the capital and skill
of the country to produce exports,
by increasing which, alone, can we flatter ourselves
with the prospect of finding employment for that part
of our population now unemployed.
- Joseph Hume

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

If a liberal News channel were launched it would fall flat on its face.
- Paul Weyrich

I may be a living legend, but that sure don't help
when I've got to change a flat tire.
- Roy Orbison

In a perfect world we would bring corporate tax rates
down to 25% or less so we can get competitive in the world economy.
Ultimately, I would love to see a flat tax.
- Eric Cantor

The Emmys are flat-out fun.
- Melissa Rivers

I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India,
when I realized that the world was flat.
- Thomas Friedman

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light,
though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.
- John Milton

I will drive flat out all the time.
I love racing.
- Gilles Villeneuve

I no longer worry whether a painting is about something or not.
I am only concerned with the expectation,
from a flat surface, of an illusion.
- William Scott

Upon the clothes behind the tenement,
That hang like ghosts suspended from the lines,
Linking each flat, but to each indifferent,
Incongruous and strange the moonlight shines.
- Claude McKay

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a
flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom,
democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the
earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it,
it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.
- Abba Eban

The Evangelical party in the Church of Scotland will
lay all flat if they be not prevented.
- Edward Irving

You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and
you have a chromatic scale;
you can match the colours all the way up,
till you get to the top of the trumpet.
- Gerry Mulligan

I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat -
just to get the darned thing finished.
- Alistair Maclean

Nevertheless, one doesn't have time to think,
oh, well, this is a quarter tone sharp,
or flat.
- John Eaton

Yeah, computers are going to take over the programming
business because they have become so fast recently
that they can solve the Halting Problem in five seconds flat.
- Craig Bruce

Our honorable and worthy ancestors knew that the world was flat,
motionless, and the center of the universe.
They knew the human body could not withstand
the forces of traveling faster than 19 mph.
They knew that the way to salvation was
exorcising witches and slaying non-believers.
They knew that it was a mortal sin to marry
someone of a different skin color.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I always wear flat shoes, because I can't walk in anything else.
- Sadie Frost

I started performing at two or three on a tape recorder,
one of those little flat recorders where you just push play and record.
- Erykah Badu

If all Europe lies flat while the Russian mob tramps over it,
we will then be faced with a war under difficult circumstances,
and with a very good chance of losing it.
- James Forrestal

When we are flat on our backs there is no way to look but up.
- Roger Babson

Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse,
a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat
surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.
- Maurice Denis

I always said that I wouldn't use a teleprompter,
and if I start to sing real flat, I'll hang it up.
- Jimmy Buffett

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as
soldiers are for finishing it...
You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
- Will Rogers

I'm very aware when I'm speaking to the English of
how flat my Mid-Atlantic American voice is.
- Martin C. Smith

American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently,
without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
- Henry B. Adams

Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.
- Plato

Everyone wants to talk about it, and right now music,
flat-panel televisions, a whole host of new handheld
devices are fun to talk about and very exciting to look at.
- Kevin Rollins

It's impossible to be more flat-chested than I am.
- Candice Bergen

In Braille you write your flat sign first and then your note.
- George Shearing

I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part
as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see.
- Peggy Noonan

Yes, the world is now flat for publishing as well.
- Thomas Friedman

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards
those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
- Logan P. Smith

I have found a flat on Merseyside and am settling down here.
If I can keep playing and get back to full match fitness,
I know I have a lot to offer still.
- David Ginola

A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.
- Richie Benaud

No, most of our political elite has not realized that the world is flat.
- Thomas Friedman

They have so fundamentally flawed techniques it's ridiculous.
They shoot the ball flat.
They all stand upright, there's just so many things they do incorrectly.
- Rick Barry


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