“To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery”
John Churton Collins
“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”
“A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her”
“Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit”
“Always let your flattery be seen through for what really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering”
George Bernard Shaw
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