Take a look at these inspiring praise quotes and master the subtle art of praising. Read these famous praise quotations and sayings for more.

Praise Quotes

The act of making a positive statement or appreciating othersí work, idea, object etc. is considered to be praise. Praise is said to have a positive effect on a personís mind and sometimes motivate them to improve or strive harder to surpass the expected standards. Most psychologists believe that a majority of people spend their entire life striving for admiration and positive approval from others. According to a study on human behavioral pattern, it has been found that praise has a positive influence on the mind, and helps build confidence and boost self-esteem. Read these famous praise quotations and sayings, and share it with your family and friends.

Children are the hands by which we take hold of the heaven.

- Henry Ward Beecher

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

- Rudyard Kipling

If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.

- Socrates

The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.

- Karl Marx

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.

- John Dewey

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.

- Herbert Hoover

For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.

- Thomas Carlyle

I have made good judgements in the past. I have made good judgements in the future.

- Dan Quayle

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

- George Orwell

Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'

- Immanuel Kant

Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.

- Robert Martin

Everybody denies I am a genius - but nobody ever called me one!

- Oscar Wilde

I have a great love and respect for religion, great love and respect for atheism. What I hate is agnosticism, people who do not choose.

- Orson Welles

No one is more miserable than the person who wills everything and can do nothing.

- Claudius

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.

- Andrew Carnegie

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.

- John Donne

To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.

- John Muir

Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.

- Larry King

They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.

- Garrison Keillor

To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Fortunately art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.

- Allen Ginsberg

I've been lucky to listen to lots of different types of music.

- Elvis Costello

In praising Antony I have dispraised Caesar.

- Cleopatra

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.

- Douglas MacArthur

Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.

- Francis Bacon

Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.

- Dylan Thomas

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.

- Jane Austen

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.

- John Adams

Dear God, Please send to me the spirit of Your peace. Then send, dear Lord, the spirit of peace from me to all the world. Amen.

- Marianne Williamson

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.

- John Adams

I don't think more concentration is required for Robert De Niro to do what he does as for Jim Carrey to do what he does.

- Eddie Murphy

I've made 30 movies and for the most part my movies work. In a business where success is an exception and not the rule, I've mostly been successful.

- Eddie Murphy

If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.

- Eddie Murphy

As long as there's a few farmers out there, we'll keep fighting for them.

- Willie Nelson

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.

- John Milton

Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.

- John Milton

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.

- Stevie Wonder

I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.

- Abbie Hoffman

I hate it when people call me a teen queen.

- Lindsay Lohan

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