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Flattery: see Compliment & Eulogy & Praise & Worship & Imitation & Humility & Toast

Benjamin Disraeli - Adlai Stevenson - William Shakespeare - Edmund Burke - Charlotte Bronte - Mary Wollstonecraft - Virginia Woolf - James Monroe -  

 

 

32,509.  Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.  (Royalty & Flattery)  Benjamin Disraeli to Matthew Arnold

 

 

73,068.  I suppose flattery hurts no one, that is, if he doesn’t inhale.  Adlai Stevenson

 

 

73,070.  But when I tell him he hates flatterers,

He says he does, being then most flattered.  William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar II i 207

 

 

73,069.  He that love to be flattered is worthy o’ th’ flatterer.  William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens I I 239, Apemantus

 

 

73,071.  They do abuse the King that flatter him,

For flatt’ry is the bellows blows up sin;

The thing the which is flattered, but a spark,

To which that wind gives heat and stronger glowing.  William Shakespeare, Pericles II l @43, Helicanus        

 

 

73,072.  Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.  Edmund Burke

 

 

73,073.  It does good to no woman to be flattered [by a man] who does not intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatuus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.  Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

 

 

73,074.  My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.  (Flattery & Rational & Women)  Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

 

 

73,075.  It flattered her, where she was most susceptible of flattery, to think how, wound about in their hearts, however long they lived she would be woven.  Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

 

 

73,076.  A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.  James Monroe