"Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt."
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"Flattery is a form of hatred."
"Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed."
"A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool."
"Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver."
"Look closely at those who patronize you. Half are unfeeling, half untaught."
"Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present."
"Don't flatter the rich, or appear to willing before the great."
"Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him."
"Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers."
"Many lick before they bite."
"If we did not flatter ourselves the flattery from others would not harm us."
"He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive."
"Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies."
"Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor."
"I will praise any man that will praise me."
"He that loves to be flattered is worthy of the flatterer."
"What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering."
"Baloney is flattery laid on so thick it cannot be true, and blarney is flattery so thin we love it."
"None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not."
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