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When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld


You praise, in three hundred verses, Sabellus, the baths of Ponticus, who gives such excellent dinners. You wish to dine, Sabellus, not to bathe. - Martial [Marcus Valerius Martialis]


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


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. - Leroy 'Satchel' Paige


But every fool describes, in these bright days, His wondrous journey to some foreign court, And spawns his quarto, and demands your praise, Death to his publisher, to him 'tis sport. - Lord Byron


Such is the love of praise, so great the anxiety for victory. - Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro]


Sure of their qualities and demanding praise, more go to ruined fortunes than are raised. - Alexander Pope


They are good furniture pictures, un-worthy of praise, and undeserving of blame. - John Ruskin


Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt, Not practise! - Lord Byron