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“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
“Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it.”
“Flattery is like friendship in show, but not in fruit”
“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”
“Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.”
Dr. Joyce Brothers
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