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  • Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
    * Pearl S. Buck

  • He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
    * Samuel Johnson

  • Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
    * Samuel Johnson

  • There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket.
    * Molière

  • True praise comes often even to the lowly; false praise only to the strong.
    * Seneca

  • I will praise any man that will praise me.
    * William Shakespeare

  • 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