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Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise.

Avoid flatterers, for they are thieves in disguise.

by William Penn Found in: Flattery Quotes,
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Mine eyes
Were not in fault, for she was beautiful;
Mine ears, that heard her flattery; nor read more

Mine eyes
Were not in fault, for she was beautiful;
Mine ears, that heard her flattery; nor my heart,
That thought her like her seeming. It had been vicious
To have mistrusted her.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Flattery Quotes,
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They who delight to be flattered, pay for their folly by a late
repentance.
[Lat., Qu se laudari read more

They who delight to be flattered, pay for their folly by a late
repentance.
[Lat., Qu se laudari gaudent verbis subdolis,
Sera dant peonas turpes poenitentia.]

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We sometimes think that we hate flattery, but we only hate the
manner in which it is done.
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We sometimes think that we hate flattery, but we only hate the
manner in which it is done.
[Fr., On croit quelquefoir hair la flatterie; maid on ne hait que
a maniere de flatter.]

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It is easier and handier for men to flatter than to praise.
[Ger., Es ist dem Menschen leichter und read more

It is easier and handier for men to flatter than to praise.
[Ger., Es ist dem Menschen leichter und gelaufiger, zu
schmeicheln als zu loben.]

by Jean Paul Richter Found in: Flattery Quotes,
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The skilful class of flatterers praise the discourse of an
ignorant friend and the face of a deformed one.
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The skilful class of flatterers praise the discourse of an
ignorant friend and the face of a deformed one.
[Lat., Adulandi gens prudentissima laudat
Sermonem indocti, faciem deformis amici.]

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Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.

by Adlai E. Stevenson Found in: Flattery Quotes,
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Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.

Young men think old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.

by George Chapman Found in: Flattery Quotes,
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Nature has hardly formed a woman ugly enough to be insensible to flattery upon her person.

Nature has hardly formed a woman ugly enough to be insensible to flattery upon her person.

by Lord Chesterfield Found in: Flattery Quotes,
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