What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught.
Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
He does me double wrongThat wounds me with the flatteries of his tongue.
Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.
The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.
Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.