“The extra opinions and the extra praise is just a bonus, it’s not the main thing. The main thing is how I feel about myself. And I feel really good about myself.”

Brandy Norwood

“Edify a person in advance for the positive traits you want him or her to have, and you’ll find them making a concerted effort to live up to your praise.”

 

Bob Burg

“They gave me star treatment when I was making a lot of money. But I was just as good when I was poor.”

 

Bob Marley

“If we regulate our conduct according to our own convictions, we may safely disregard the praise or censure of others.”

 

Blaise Pascal

“I condemn equally those who choose to praise man, those who choose to condemn him and those who choose to divert themselves, and I can only approve of those who seek with groans.”

 

Blaise Pascal

“If we regulate our conduct according to our own convictions, we may safely disregard the praise or censure of others.”

 

Blaise Pascal

“It’s hard for a fellow to keep a chip on his shoulder if you allow him to take a bow.”

 

Billy Rose

“If you don’t live by the praise of men you won’t die by their criticism.”

 

Bill Johnson

“Praise becomes compulsory when we experience true intimacy [with God].”

 

Beth Moore

“We have almost reached the point where praise of rationality is held to mark a man as an old fogey regrettably surviving from a bygone age.”

 

Bertrand Russell

“The Cuban economy is a disaster. No, I do not praise Fidel Castro.”

 

Bernie Sanders

“The praise of free men is worth having, for it is the only praise which is free from either servility or condescension.”

Bernard Crick

“Be quick to praise people. People like to praise those who praise them.”

Bernard Baruch

“If a man would reap praise, you must sow the seeds, gentle words and useful deeds.”

 

Benjamin Franklin

“Praise little, dispraise less.”

 

Benjamin Franklin

“An honest Man will receive neither Money nor Praise that is not his due.”

 

Benjamin Franklin

“The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us . . .”

 

Benjamin Disraeli

“Thy praise or dispraise is to me alike; One doth not stroke me, nor the other strike.”

 

Ben Jonson