Flatteries: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 254 pages
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Familiar Quotations FlatteriesA flatterer is one who says things to your face that he wouldn't say behind your back.ndash;AnonymousFlatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.ndash;William ArthurFortune cannot be flattered by such fetish worship. But she can be wooed and won by hard work.ndash;Lord BeaverbrookThe flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.ndash;Jorge Luis BorgesListening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.ndash;Joyce BrothersTo a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.ndash;Sidonie Gabrielle ColetteImitation is the sincerest of flattery.ndash;Charles Caleb ColtonThe conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it.ndash;Joseph ConradFor lack of a better term, they've labeled me a sex symbol. It's flattering and it should happen to every bald, overweight guy.ndash;Dennis FranzI should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes.ndash;Edward Everett Hale

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