Top 65 Flatters Quotes

#1. We are all such egotists that a sorrow or hardship - provided it is great enough - flatters our self-importance. We feel that a calamity by overtaking us has distinguished us above our fellows. A man likes not to be ignored even by a railway accident. A man with a grievance is always happy.

W.N.P. Barbellion

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#2. A true friend will go with the instagram filter that flatters you.

Whitney Cummings

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#3. The feelings which seek expression in words are mostly egotistical, since they seek to express what flatters our self-love and can show us, as we imagine, in the best light.

Lorenzo Scupoli

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#4. Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.

Samuel Johnson

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#5. No adulation; 'tis the death of virtue; Who flatters, is of all mankind the lowest Save he who courts the flattery.

Hannah More

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#6. The dove loves when it quarrels; the wolf hates when it flatters.

Saint Augustine

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#7. There is some shadow of delight and delicacy which smiles upon and flatters us even in the very lap of melancholy.

Michel De Montaigne

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#8. Flattery pleases very generally. In the first place, the flatterer may think what he says to be true; but, in the second place, whether he thinks so or not, he certainly thinks those whom he flatters of consequence enough to be flattered.

Samuel Johnson

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#9. A man who flatters a woman hopes either to find her a fool or to make her one.

Samuel Richardson

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#10. The best, very best scammers will always ask for your advice. This is their favorite technique. It makes them vulnerable. It flatters your ego.

James Altucher

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#11. Beware the flatters of th world,
For what is music to the ears
May be poison to the soul.

Henry H. Neff

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#12. And, of all lies (be that one poet's boast) / The lie that flatters I abhor the most.

William Cowper

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#13. Sometimes I know the meaning of a word but am tired of it and feel the need for an unfamiliar, especially precise or poetic term, perhaps one with a nuance that flatters my readership's exquisite sensitivity.

William Safire

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#14. A wise man will always allow a fool to rob him of ideas without yelling "Thief."
If he is wise he has not been impoverished.
Nor has the fool been enriched.
The thief flatters us by stealing.
We flatter him by complaining.

Ben Hecht

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#15. We all know that a sympathetic and intelligent listener not only flatters our vanity, but also frequently enables us to crystallize our own ideas to the best advantage. Why, then, do we so often refuse to perform this service?

Thomas F. Wilson

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#16. The Bible NEVER flatters its heroes. It tells us the truth about each one of them in order that against the background of human breakdown and failure we may magnify the grace of God and recognize that it is the delight of the Spirit of God to work upon the platform of human impossibilities.

Alan Redpath

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#17. Everyone flatters himself and carries a kingdom in his breast.

John Calvin

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#18. Grant me prudently to avoid him that flatters me, and to endure patiently him that contradicts me.

Thomas A Kempis

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#19. 'Moderate Republican' is simply how the blabocracy flatters Republicans who vote with the Democrats. If it weren't so conspicuous, the 'New York Times' would start referring to 'nice Republicans' and 'mean Republicans'

Ann Coulter

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#20. People are taking it for granted that [the Negro] ought not to work with his head. And it is so easy for these people among whom we are living to believe this; it flatters and satisfies their self-complacency.

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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#21. We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.

Denis Diderot

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#22. Embrace yourself and do what you can to look and feel your best. Don't put on so many fashion trends that create a ridiculous style statement. Pick and choose what feels good, and flatters your own body.

Camila Alves

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#23. We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.

William Hazlitt

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#24. A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.

Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

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#25. Marry someone who flatters you. Because I've written 80 books since 'War Horse' but when my wife reads one, all she says is, 'It's quite good, but it's not as good as 'War Horse,' is it?'

Michael Morpurgo

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#26. Almost every one flatters himself that he and his are exceptionable.

Alphonse Karr

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#27. But you are not my wife. You are a woman who will go to bed with anyone who flatters your antics. That's

R.K. Narayan

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#28. Fear not, too much, an open enemy; He is consistent
always at his post; But watchful be of him who holds the key Of your own heart, and flatters you the most.

Andrew Jackson Downing

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#29. When a cat flatters ... he is not insincere: you may safely take it for real kindness.

Walter Savage Landor

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#30. Snark often functions as an enforcer of mediocrity and conformity. In its cozy knowingness, snark flatters you by assuming that you get the contemptuous joke. You've been admitted, or readmitted, to a club, though it may be the club of the second-rate.

David Denby

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#31. When fortune flatters, she does it to betray.

Publilius Syrus

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#32. If any man flatters me, I'll flatter him again; tho' he were my best Friend.

Benjamin Franklin

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#33. gloomy, pensive, discontented temper This melancholy flatters, but unmans you; What is it else but penury of soul, A lazy frost, a numbness of the mind? - JOHN DRYDEN AT

Henry Hitchings

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#34. The horse is your mirror. He never flatters you. He reflects your temperament. He also reflects your ups and downs. Don't ever be angry with your horse: you might as well be angry with your mirror.

Rudolf G. Binding

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#35. No man flatters the woman he truly loves.

Henry Theodore Tuckerman

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#36. [On Napoleon:] The Emperor is too grand for anybody to tell him the truth, everybody who surrounds him flatters him all day long.

Josephine De Beauharnais

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#37. The dull mind, once arriving at an inference that flatters the desire, is rarely able to retain the impression that the notion from which the inference started was purely problematic.

George Eliot

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#38. In four ways ... should one who flatters be understood as a foe in the guise of a friend: He approves of his friend's evil deeds, he disapproves his friend's good deeds, he praises him in his presence, he speaks ill of him in his absence.

Gautama Buddha

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#39. Women usually tell that version of the truth which flatters them the most.

Valentin V.

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#40. Vulgarity in a king flatters the majority of the nation.

George Bernard Shaw

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#41. The public wants work which flatters its illusions.

Gustave Flaubert

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#42. Truth is contrary to our nature, not so error, and this for a very simple reason: truth demands that we should recognize ourselves as limited, error flatters us that, in one way or another, we are unlimited.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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#43. He had grieved for me, I'll give him that much. But then he is so good at grieving! He wears woe as others wear velvet; sorrow flatters him like the light of candles; tears become him like jewels.

Anne Rice

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#44. All love is betrayal, in that it flatters life. The loveless man is best armed.

John Updike

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#45. There is no tongue that flatters like a lover's; and yet, in the exaggeration of his feelings, flattery seems to him commonplace. Strange and prodigal exuberance, which soon exhausts itself by flowing!

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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#46. A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters.

Lord Chesterfield

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#47. What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.

George Bernard Shaw

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#48. One swallows the lie that flatters, but sips the bitter truth drop by drop.

Denis Diderot

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#49. There is no applause that so flatters a man as that which he wrings from unwilling throats ...


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#50. The morality of art consists, for everyone, in the side that flatters its own interests. People do not like literature.

Gustave Flaubert

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#51. Finally, but perhaps above all, human nature is a factor in all this. Scientists have a natural tendency to interpret finds in the way that most flatters their stature.

Bill Bryson

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#52. Men are so conceited they'll believe anything that flatters them

Margaret Mitchell

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#53. A high heel elongates the leg and inevitably flatters every figure.

Stacey Bendet

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#54. Nothing flatters me more than to have it assumed that I could write prose, unless it be to have it assumed that I once pitched a baseball with distinction.

Robert Frost

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#55. He who flatters a man is his enemy. he who tells him of his faults is his maker.


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#56. No eunuch flatters his tyrant more shamefully or seeks by more infamous means to stimulate his jaded appetite, in order to gain some favor, than does the eunuch of industry, the entrepreneur, in order to acquire a few silver coins or to charm the gold from the purse of his dearly beloved neighbor.

Karl Marx

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#57. Right now, scientists are in exactly the same position as Renaissance painters, commissioned to make the portrait the patron wants done, And if they are smart, they'll make sure their work subtly flatters the patron. Not overtly. Subtly.

Michael Crichton

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#58. Almost every natural man that hears of hell, flatters himself that he shall escape it.

Jonathan Edwards

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#59. Early on I realized when you write a song about someone, it flatters them on some level, and gives you a lot of room to move within a relationship. A song can kind of get the girl, for sure.

Nick Cave

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#60. An ideology can provide a satisfying narrative that explains chaotic events and collective misfortunes in a way that flatters the virtue and competence of believers, while being vague or conspiratorial enough to withstand skeptical scrutiny.

Steven Pinker

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#61. Vanity is apt to inspire contempt, but that becomes immediately tempered by a gentler and more gracious feeling; for the vain man desires to win our approbation, and in this way he flatters us.

Arthur Alfred Lynch

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#62. The secret of pleasing in conversation is not to explain too much everything; to say them half and leave a little for divination is a mark of the good opinion we have of others, and nothing flatters their self-love more.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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#63. A dull mind, once arriving at an inference that flatters a desire, is rarely able to retain the impression that the notion from which the inference started was purely problematic. And

George Eliot

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#64. ; the man who does not "understand" a woman is happy to replace his subjective deficiency with an objective resistance; instead of admitting his ignorance, he recognizes the presence of a mystery exterior to himself: here is an excuse that flatters his laziness and vanity at the same time.

Simone De Beauvoir

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#65. I love a friendship that flatters itself in the sharpness and vigor of its communications.

Michel De Montaigne

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