My passport photo is one of the most remarkable photographs I have ever seen -- no retouching, no shadows, no flattery -- just stark me.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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.

Agnetha Faltskog

Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.

Spanish Proverb

One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.


Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.

Dr. Joyce Brothers

Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed.

Josh Billings

To ask for advice is in nine cases out of ten to ask for flattery.

John Churton Collins

Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don't swallow it.

Hank Ketcham

None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not.

Benedict Spinoza

Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.

Charles Caleb Colton

We created this segment, ... Flattery is very nice - all these other people have come after us. - We said let's see what they are doing and see if we can adapt some things.

Allen Bernstein

It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it.

Wilson Mizner

A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.

James Monroe