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There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Some folks pay a compliment like they went down in their pocket for it.
~Kin Hubbard
Women are never disarmed by compliments; men always are.
~Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband, 1899
'Twas never merry world
Since lowly feigning was called compliment.

~William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it.
~Wilson Mizner
I can live for two months on a good compliment.
~Mark Twain
What flatterers say, try to make true.
~German Proverb
It is great to get praise from the lips of taciturnity.
~John Addington Symonds
A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as if to beg pardon for paying it.
~A.W. Hare & J.C. Hare, Guesses at Truth
Men prefer brief praise, pitched high; women are satisfied with praise in a lower key, just so it goes on and on.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
~Lord Chesterfield
Current among men,
Like coin, the tinsel clink of compliment.

~Lord Alfred Tennyson, Princess
Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs.
~George Chapman
A person given to barefaced flattery, will usually balance the account with interest in your absence.
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827
It is hard to resist a flatterer who gets it right.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
God was just showing off when he created you.
~From the movie Keeping the Faith
Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
~George Moore
That guy has muscles in places most people don't have places.
~Bucky Waters, on Tom Hammonds
Her very frowns are fairer farThan smiles of other maidens are.
~Hartley Coleridge
The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence.
~Edward Thomas
Marge, you're as pretty as Princess Leia and as smart as Yoda.
~Homer Simpson