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Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.

Admiration; is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
To say, well done to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.
A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
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.
One should use praise to recognize what one is not.
The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.
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.
By recognizing a favorable opinion of yourself, and taking pleasure in it, you in a measure give yourself and your peace of mind into the keeping of another, of whose attitude you can never be certain. You have a new source of doubt and apprehension.
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.
Some natures are too good to be spoiled by praise.
There is no belittling worse than to over praise a man.
We increase whatever we praise. The whole creation responds to praise, and is glad.
I've always been a sucker for attention.
Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.
How does it happen, Maecenas, that no one is content with that lot of which he has chosen or which chance has thrown his way, but praises those who follow a different course?
I know, indeed, of nothing more subtle satisfying and cheering than a knowledge of the real good will and appreciation of others. Such happiness does not come with money, nor does it flow from a fine physical state. It cannot be bought. But it is the keenest joy, after all; and the toiler's truest and best reward.
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
The real satisfaction which praise can afford, is when what is repeated aloud agrees with the whispers of conscience, by showing us that we have not endeavored to deserve well in vain.
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.
Never praise a sister to a sister in the hope of your compliments reaching he proper ears.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time.
A man is never more serious than when he praise himself.
There is no praise to beat the sort you can put in your pocket.
Has a woman who knew she was well-dressed ever caught a cold?
I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.
Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
Praise makes good people better and bad people worse.
The best way to get praise is to die.
I like to hear a man talk about himself because then I never hear anything, but good.
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
There's not one wise man among twenty will praise himself.
It is great happiness to be praised of them who are most praiseworthy.
I do believe in praising that which deserves to be praised.
Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
Praise from an enemy is the most pleasing of all commendations.
I know of no manner of speaking so offensive as that of giving praise, and closing it with an exception.

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