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Has a woman who knew she was well-dressed ever caught a cold?

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) American novelist,

How little praise warms out of a man the good that is in him, as the sneer of contempt which he feels is unjust chill the ardor to excel.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) British politician, poet and critic.

Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.


The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

When I was praised I lost my time, for instantly I turned around to look at the work I had thought slightly of, and that day I made nothing new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.

What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise -- although the philosophers generally call it ''recognition''!

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

A continual feast of commendation is only to be obtained by merit or by wealth: many are therefore obliged to content themselves with single morsels, and recompense the infrequency of their enjoyment by excess and riot, whenever fortune sets the banquet before them.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.