A flatterer is one who says things to your face that he wouldn't say behind your back.
Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
When the flatterer pipes, then the devil dances.
Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it.
We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.
Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present.
Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
I will praise any man that will praise me.
Flattery is all right if you don't inhale.
Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue.
It is not making friends and influencing people --that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand.
In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything.
The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery.
Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
I would rather hear the pleased laugh of a child over some feature of my exhibition than receive as I did the flattering compliments of the Prince of Wales.
The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.