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Letter "F" » Flattery
«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.»
«Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people in order to betray them.»
«Music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.»
«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.»
«I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.»
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
, First Lady
, bed of roses
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«The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by truth makes it circuitous and conventional»
«Knavery and flattery are blood relations.»
«Flattery will get you nowhere»
«What signifies protesting so against flattery! when a person speaks well of one, it must either be true or false, you know; if true, let us rejoice in his good opinion; if he lies, it is a proof at least that he loves more to please me, than to sit s»
«Let those flatter who fear; it is not an American art»