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Quotes of flattery

  1. Imitation is flattery and The Hills Have Eyes is a classic. – Michael Berryman
  2. Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed. – Josh Billings
  3. Flattery is the infantry of negotiation. – Lord Chandos
  4. To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery – John Churton Collins
  5. Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence, for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve, it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have. – Sarah Fielding
  6. Advertising- a judicious mixture of flattery and threats. – Northrop Frye
  7. Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it. – Hank Ketcham
  8. He who says he hates every kind of flattery and says it in earnest, certainly does not yet know every kind of flattery – Georg C. Lichtenberg
  9. I hate careless flattery the kind that exhausts you in your efforts to believe it. – Wilson Mizner
  10. Imitation is the highest form of flattery but clones kind of get it wrong because we are promoting individuality and being proud of being yourself. – Brian Molko
  11. Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women. – Carroll O'Connor
  12. Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we love it. – Fulton J. Sheen
  13. 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. – Edith Sitwell
  14. This flattery has been rather slow in coming. I think all of sudden late in life now I'm getting some credit for what I've done. Which is gratifying, but it's kind of a little late. – Jack Vance

Usage examples for flattery

  1. Wits wrote in favor of his wickedness; And kings to do him honor took delight: Thus full of titles, flattery honor, fame, Beyond desire, beyond ambition, full; He died! – A Book For The Young by Sarah French
  2. Nor was Washington open only to beauty and flattery – The True George Washington [10th Ed.] by Paul Leicester Ford
  3. The little family party which Strong had got together was intended more for this purpose than for any other, and Strong, willing to do what he could to smooth his friend's path, was glad to throw him in contact with persons from whom he could expect something besides flattery – Esther by Henry Adams
  4. That is very sweet flattery – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  5. This compliment is a truth, and therefore no flattery – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  6. " Flattery Bessie," he said, not ill pleased. – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  7. " I adore thick hair, Nicholas," she whispered, " but now you have had enough flattery – Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn
  8. Had I believed otherwise, doubtless I should have written in terms of flattery and deceit, for of such is man when seeking woman in marriage. – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  9. Jacqueline for the first time in her life enjoyed that most subtle flattery of being understood. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  10. Arangbar's eyes had fluttered partially closed and his head seemed to nod sleepily at the conventional flattery – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  11. Imitation becomes in such a case not alone flattery but confirmation. – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  12. The fox listened with great attention, and he learned enough to convince him that however much the magpie might exaggerate, the cat was very susceptible to flattery and had a great deal of imagination. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. Dress and flattery take up all their thoughts. – The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia M. Child
  14. Before making his discourse in any town, he took the pains to find out something of the local history, and thus touched the patriotism of his audience in the parish bounds, and the past glories of America were revived in terms of a new and strange flattery – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman
  15. It was unconscious flattery and she was pleased. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  16. Sally was susceptible to flattery in regard to her riding, a fact that I made subtle use of. – The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey
  17. " It was my folly, and the flattery of this man, which have driven me to it," he continued. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  18. Yet she never considered him submissive enough, notwithstanding his pretty flattery – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  19. You may imagine how I felt when I heard this abominable old rogue addressing another in the very same words of flattery as he had used to myself. – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  20. I do not care for that sort of flattery – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford

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