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Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished read more

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.

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Where Young must torture his invention
To flatter knaves, or lose his pension.

Where Young must torture his invention
To flatter knaves, or lose his pension.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Flattery Quotes,
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When Fortune flatters, she does it to betray.

When Fortune flatters, she does it to betray.

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If you can't love, learn how to flatter.

If you can't love, learn how to flatter.

by Anonymous Found in: Flattery Quotes,
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Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit

Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit

by Socrates 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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A fool can no more see his own folly than he can see his ears.

A fool can no more see his own folly than he can see his ears.

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It is easy to flatter; it is harder to praise.

It is easy to flatter; it is harder to praise.

by Jean Paul Richter Found in: Flattery Quotes,
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The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.

The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.

by Josh Billings Found in: Flattery Quotes,
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