It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.
The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
—W. Somerset Maugham
My poems are hymns of praise to the glory of life.
Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
There are two modes of establishing our reputation: to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter.
—Charles Caleb Colton
Such praise coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its recipient.
The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a "but".
—Henry Ward Beecher
Praise the young and they will flourish.
You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.
—Leonardo da Vinci
Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.
—Michel de Montaigne
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
Be not too hasty either with praise or blame; speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the Gods.
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous.