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Praise Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Praise are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Intention Gratitude

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

Completion:
It is time for the project to be over.
You submitted the proposal, you painted your house,
you passed-in the term paper.
Whatever praise or criticism you received,
it is now time to move on to your next project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

 

You do ill if you praise, but worse
if you censure, what you do not understand.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

Neither blame or praise yourself.
- Plutarch


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Gratitude is the prayer,
while Celebration is the song and the dance of praise.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank.
- Bobby Jones

Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any
one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
- Sydney Smith

The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead,
but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
- Thomas Hobbes

The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder,
the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic
nod for what wasn't are as much a part of golf as life itself.
- Gerald R. Ford

The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service.
The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated
feet seeking out the lost and helpless.
- Billy Graham

You can't really praise somebody's work and then criticize the process.
- Lucinda Williams

Christ himself wrote nothing, but furnished endless
material for books and songs of gratitude and praise.
- Philip Schaff

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

I find war detestable but those who praise it without
participating in it even more so.
- Romain Rolland

Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
- Alexander Pope

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in
the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
- Bertrand Russell

One should use praise to recognize what one is not.
- Elias Canetti

Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit;
few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

A man desires praise that he may be reassured,
that he may be quit of his doubting of himself;
he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
- Alec Waugh

Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman
say you've got a pretty neck.
- Eli Wallach

Great tranquility of heart is his who cares for neither praise not blame.
- Thomas Kempis

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
- Walter Savage Landor

Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame,
but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers
are the characteristics of an excellent man.
- Satchel Paige

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from
itself and asks nothing beyond itself.
Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
- Marcus Aurelius

In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good,
and praise it.
- Alex Haley

There is no Pleasure like that of receiving Praise from the Praiseworthy.
- Richard Steele

These poems, with all their crudities,
doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of
Man and in praise of God,
and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
- Dylan Thomas

There are two things people want more than sex and money...
recognition and praise.
- Mary Kay Ash

Sometimes we deny being worthy of praise,
hoping to generate an argument we would be pleased to lose.
- Cullen Hightower

Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise -
and pass by.
- Andre Maurois

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather
be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good,
to the praise that deceives them.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

But no one can praise Roosevelt for doing this and
then insist that he restored our traditional political
and economic systems to their former vitality.
- John T. Flynn

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds
and against the right persons and also in the right
manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
- Aristotle

There is no belittling worse than to over praise a man.
- Owen Feltham

Wonder is involuntary praise.
- Edward Young

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities
that gain esteem and praise,
are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
- Joseph Addison

He only profits from praise who values criticism.
- Heinrich Heine

Few governments in the world, for example,
praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France,
and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers.
- Richard Perle

A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise,
provided it smacks of jealousy.
- Jean Baudrillard

We increase whatever we praise.
The whole creation responds to praise,
and is glad.
- Charles Fillmore

In every age and every man there is something to praise as well as to blame.
- James Beattie

It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions.
I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation
the courage of their confusions.
- John Ciardi

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
- Lord Chesterfield

I praise the Lord here today.
I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him,
and without him I'm nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.
- Ernie Harwell

Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise;
to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
- Aeschylus

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.
- Ovid

There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days,
no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it.
But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
- William Penn

The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
- Dante Alighieri

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
- Wendell Phillips

True praise comes often even to the lowly;
false praise only to the strong.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness
to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise -
and to the best in benefits and medical care.
- Sue Kelly

There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and
encourage a will to learning,
as is praise.
- Roger Ascham

Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise,
I say ignore the bastard.
- John Steinbeck

There are some who praise a man free from disease;
to me no man who is poor seems free from disease but to be constantly sick.
- Sophocles

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
- Noel Coward

Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice.
Fans will also defend you.
- Charley Pride

I want to praise activists through the years.
I praise those of the past as well, to have them honored.
- Studs Terkel

There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket.
- Moliere

Although strength should fail, the effort will deserve praise.
In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
- Sextus Propertius

It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking
if your own tongue must praise you.
- Matthew Hale

God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.
- Christopher Morley

Praise is warming and desirable.
But it is an earned thing.
It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
- Phyllis McGinley

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.
- Mary Kay Ash

The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by
people's praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism.
I'm just trying to work at the highest level I can.
- Russell Crowe

Praise the sea, on shore remain.
- John Florio


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