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Praised Quotes

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If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

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You are damned and praised, or encouraged or discouraged
by those who listen to you,
and those who come to applaud you.
And to me, those people are very important.
- Miriam Makeba

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called
shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
- J. B. Priestley

Circle are praised, not that abound,
In largeness,
but the exactly round.
- Edmund Waller

 

A desire to be observed, considered,
esteemed,
praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one
of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions
discovered in the heart of man.
- John Adams

Writing, I'm convinced, should be a subversive activity -
frowned on by the authorities -
and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher.
- Dan Simmons

The writer wants to be understood much more than he
wants to be respected or praised or even loved.
And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others.
- Leo Rosten

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Now God be praised, I will die in peace.
- James Wolfe

When we had to do book reports, I would pick a book
that no one read and just make it up and turn that in.
I got praised for my imagination.
- Ahmet Zappa

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.
- Billy Joel

God was treated like this powerful, erratic,
rather punitive father who has to be pacified and praised.
You know, flattered.
- John Cleese

A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.
- Philip Sidney

If to the viewer's eyes, my world appears less beautiful than his,
I'm to be pitied and the viewer praised.
- Rockwell Kent

Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I do believe in praising that which deserves to be praised.
- Dean Smith

But was there ever dog that praised his fleas?
- William Butler Yeats

All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little,
praised a little, and appreciated a little.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Human rights are praised more than ever -
and violated as much as ever.
- Anna Lindh

Oasis are not just influenced by the Beatles;
they actually take stuff.
Then they get praised.
- Lenny Kravitz

Almost anything that can be praised or advocated has
been put to some disgusting use.
There is no principle, however immaculate,
that has not had its compromising manipulator.
- Wyndham Lewis

George Bush, Dick Cheney, every one of the speakers
praised John Kerry's war record.
No one said he was unfit.
They said he has terrible judgment, and that's his record as a senator.
Nobody questioned his military record.
- Peter King

The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing;
and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned.
But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want
to acquire more at all costs,
they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

If our countries had war the one with the other,
that was no cause that he should put us to death;
with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them.
For which God be forever-more praised.
- Will Adams

If anything, if you can get somebody interested in
something and get them excited,
that's great.
You should be praised for having opened the debate
and having asked the right questions.
- Oliver Stone

It is nasty.
You can think that you know someone in this business and you really don't.
You can be stabbed in the back very easily.
You can be praised very easily.
It doesn't matter who you are or what you do.
- Daisy Fuentes

God be praised for his gracious long suffering towards
me in sparing my life so long.
Grant, gracious God, that I may make a good use of
the time that thou mayest be pleased yet to grant me for repentance.
- Patrick Gordon

Many people when they fall in love look for a little
haven of refuge from the world,
where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable,
and praised when they are not praiseworthy.
- Bertrand Russell

To the house of a friend if you're pleased to retire,
You must all things admit, you must all things admire;
You must pay with observance the price of your treat,
You must eat what is praised, and must praise what you eat.
- George Crabbe

There are two way of establishing a reputation,
one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues.
It is best, however, to secure the first one,
because it will always be accompanied by the latter.
- Charles Caleb Colton

South Koreans who have seen and praised the mass games
should remember the hardship of tearful children.
Teachers drive them hard with curses and orders to repeat and repeat.
When the children return home in the evening,
they can hardly walk.
- Kim Il-sung

The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey

Neither blame or praise yourself.
- Plutarch

Gratitude is the prayer,
while Celebration is the song and the dance of praise.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

You do ill if you praise, but worse
if you censure, what you do not understand.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

Completion:
It is time for the project to be over.
You submitted the proposal, you painted your house,
you passed-in the term paper.
Whatever praise or criticism you received,
it is now time to move on to your next project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man desires praise that he may be reassured,
that he may be quit of his doubting of himself;
he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
- Alec Waugh

It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected
by censure than by praise.
- W. Somerset Maugham

It is one thing to praise discipline,
and another to submit to it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind,
forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that
it begets more evil than it kills.'
- Immanuel Kant

I praise the Lord, the Sovereign of the royal realm,
Who has extended his sway over the tract of the world.
- Taliesin

Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless
material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
- Philip Schaff

Eulogy.
Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power,
or the consideration to be dead.
- Ambrose Bierce

There is no belittling worse than to over praise a man.
- Owen Feltham

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!
- Thomas Ken

Praise now is one of the great duties of the redeemed.
It will be their employment for ever.
- Albert Barnes

One should use praise to recognize what one is not.
- Elias Canetti

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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.
- Richard Perle

What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man,
in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers
generally call it recognition!
- William James

Praise the sea, on shore remain.
- John Florio

Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.
- T. S. Eliot

Nothing is more effective than sincere,
accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.
- Bill Walsh

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.
- Aeschylus

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

I praise loudly.
I blame softly.
- Catherine the Great

Self-praise is for losers.
Be a winner.
Stand for something.
Always have class, and be humble.
- John Madden

Let America first praise mediocrity even,
in her children, before she praises...
the best excellence in the children of any other land.
- Herman Melville

It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking
if your own tongue must praise you.
- Matthew Hale

We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it.
But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
- William Penn

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.
- Alexander Smith

To say of a picture, as is often said in its praise,
that it shows great and earnest labour,
is to say that it is incomplete and unfit for view.
- James Mcneill Whistler

You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank.
- Bobby Jones

It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no
longer praise the living.
- Eric Hoffer

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
- Walter Savage Landor

Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise,
I say ignore the bastard.
- John Steinbeck

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The praise that comes from love does not make us vain,
but more humble.
- James M. Barrie


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