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Praise Quotes

The act of making a positive statement or appreciating others’ work, idea, object etc. is considered to be praise. Praise is said to have a positive effect on a person’s 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.

Marcus Aurelius

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.

Billie Jean King

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A person places themselves on a level with the ones they praise.

Christopher Morley

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

Venus Williams

When you're on top, you're on top.

Courtney Love

I am just the classic person who wants to learn stuff. I want good tutors, and with Kurt I had the best.

Golda Meir

As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.

Horace Mann

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.

Douglas MacArthur

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.

Alexis de Tocqueville

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

Malcolm De Chazal

Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.

John Milton

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

Billie Jean King

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Courtney Love

I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter. I mean, her Dad's an angel.

Charles Dickens

Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.

Horace Mann

Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.

Malcolm De Chazal

The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem - the most oriental thing imaginable.

Cameron Diaz

Every casting director I've met is a woman.

Elton John

I do like Britney Spears. I think she's cute. I think she's fun. And I like her records. You know, I'm not a pop snob whatsoever. I think she makes great pop records.

Dan Quayle

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

Larry King

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

Alice Walker

Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.

Richard M. Nixon

We must always remember that America is a great nation today not because of what government did for people but because of what people did for themselves and for one another.

Willie Nelson

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

Stephen Colbert

I want to thank Comedy Central for picking up the show, but more importantly I want to congratulate Comedy Central for picking up the show,

John Milton

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

Miguel de Cervantes

It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.

Henry Ward Beecher

A book is good company. It is full of conversation without loquacity. It comes to your longing with full instruction, but pursues you never.

Ulysses S. Grant

Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.

Jean Baudrillard

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

Garrison Keillor

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.

Dorothy Day

Our faith is stronger than death, our philosophy is firmer than flesh, and the spread of the Kingdom of God upon the earth is more sublime and more compelling.

Billy Joel

We are living in a time when American popular music is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports. The demand is huge.

Venus Williams

I'm so proud to have followed her achievements and to have done it in her lifetime.

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Soren Kierkegaard

Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death.

D. H. Lawrence

How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

Coco Chanel

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.

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Lee Iacocca

Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can't miss.

Karl Marx

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

Billy Joel

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.


Pele is the greatest player in football history, and there would only be one Pele in the world.

Cameron Diaz

I love Shirley Maclaine. Love that woman.

Calvin Coolidge

The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise.


The rain water enlivens all living beings of the earth both movable (insects, animals, humans, etc.) and immovable (plants, trees, etc.), and then returns to the ocean it value multiplied a million fold.

Andrew Carnegie

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

Carl Sandburg

Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.

Leonardo DiCaprio

My mother is a walking miracle.

Oscar Wilde

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


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

Robert Frost

Truth will lose its credit, if delivered by a person that has none.

Gertrude Stein

A masterpiece... may be unwelcome but it is never dull.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

A new philosophy generally means in practice the praise of some old vice.

Francis Bacon

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

Dorothy Day

Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.

James M. Barrie

The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.

Mahatma Gandhi

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.

Benjamin Franklin

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Mahatma Gandhi

I have worshiped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.

Sometimes there are imma­ture kids who make jokes about (Hanukkah), but other than that, everyone is really accept­ing

Come here, I will show you a new way to the Creator: Not through speech, but through song! Let us sing and Heaven will understand us.

The first horror film I remember seeing in the theatre was Halloween and from the first scene when the kid puts on the mask and it is his POV, I was hooked.

He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television.

Angels, roll the rock away; Death, yield up thy mighty prey: See, He rises from the tomb, Glowing with immortal bloom.

Once more to new creation Awake, and death gainsay, For death is swallowed up of life, And Christ is risen today!

Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.