The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.
Everybody likes a compliment.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.
Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.
Jules Renard (1864-1910) French writer.
When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.
Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.
Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.
Hunger is never delicate; they who are seldom gorged to the full with praise may be safely fed with gross compliments, for the appetite must be satisfied before it is disgusted.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.
When you cannot get a compliment in any other way pay yourself one.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.