"Praising an honest person who doesn't deserve it, always wounds them."
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"A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them."
"Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame."
"Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover."
"One should use praise to recognize what one is not."
"Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth!"
"The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working."
"Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens."
"Our power is not so much in us as through us."
"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it."
"The power to do good is also the power to do harm."
"Our power is in our ability to decide."
"He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none."
"Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power."
"In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes."
"Napoleon for the sake of a good name broke in pieces half the world."
"Every man has enough power left to carry out that of which he is convinced."
"Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience."
"Power over a man's subsistence amounts to power over his will."
"The point of power is always in the present moment."
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