“The battery of flattery received and enjoyed as lottery by a man from the coterie just flattens his growth inconspicuously but consistently.”
“Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.”
“I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.”
“Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself”
“Always let your flattery be seen through for what really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering”
George Bernard Shaw
“I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your efforts to believe it”
“The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.”
Dame Edith Sitwell
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