Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don’t swallow it.
– Hank Ketcham
The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.
– Jorge Luis Borges
Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Flattery is all right so long as you don’t inhale.
– Adlai E. Stevenson
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
– Charles Caleb Colton
Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
– Abraham Lincoln
Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery.
– Peyton Manning
Imitation is flattery, and The Hills Have Eyes is a classic.
– Michael Berryman
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.
– Carroll O’Connor
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
– Edmund Burke
Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.
– Josh Billings
To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
– John Churton Collins
Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery.
– Jack Paar
Flattery and insults raise the same question: What do you want?
– Mason Cooley
Said I was beautiful, did he? He’s being paid for treatment, not flattery.
– Lillie Langtry
Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
– Minna Antrim
One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.
A president aiming for ‘Great’ or ‘Near Great’ status must do more. He must give lots of interviews, make records accessible, and heap the flattery on academia – each of which Mr. Bush has signally failed to do.
– Thomas Frank
Am I the only person in the world who is shocked and amazed at the ongoing flattery of uebergeek Mark Zuckerberg?
– Tom Hodgkinson