To the house of a friend if you’re pleased to retire, You must all things admit, you must all things admire; You must pay with observance the price of your treat, You must eat what is praised, and must praise what you eat.
Fame is a lot of fun, but it’s not interesting. I loved being noticed and praised, even the banquets. But they didn’t have anything that I wanted. After about six months, I found it boring.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
All that a husband or wife really wants is to be pitied a little, praised a little, and appreciated a little.
If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
Circle are praised, not that abound, In largeness, but the exactly round.
The false pride of perennial celebration, of wearing flag lapel pins while betraying the values that the flag stands for, is like the self-esteem curriculum for toddlers, where everything is praised and no achievement ultimately has meaning.