I never know whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
— William Makepeace Thackeray

We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.
William Hazlitt congratulated quote

We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne

The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations.
— Edmund Burke

We have a problem. Congratulations. But it's a tough problem. Then double congratulations.
— congratulated quotation by W. Clement Stone