Compliments Quotes

Most popular compliments quotes

I can live for two months on a good compliment.

funny praise

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.

Attention listening

All compliments exceed the truth.
Attention is a tacit and continual compliment.
Sincerity is the highest compliment you can pay.


Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.


To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.


Some folks pay a compliment like they expected a receipt.
Some fellows pay a compliment like they expected a receipt.


A liar is not hard to believe when he says nice things about you.
Guard against that vanity which courts a compliment, or is fed by it.


Some people pay a compliment like they went down in their pocket for it.
A compliment is a little touch of love surrounded by a great imagination.
Nothing is so silly as the expression of a man who is being complimented.
Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.


A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly unless you want to hurt the giver.
Compliment is taken literally only by the savage.  The accuracy of compliment is not that of algebra.
Women are never disarmed by compliments.  Men always are.  That is the difference between the two sexes.

men and women

There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment.
Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.
There is nothing you can say in answer to a compliment. I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me. I always feel they have not said enough.


This was really a compliment to be pleased with—a nice little handsome pat of butter made up by a neat-handed...dairy-maid instead of the grease fit only for cartwheels which one is dosed with by the pound.
There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2, to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the manuscript of his forthcoming book.  No. 1 admits you to his respect; No. 2 admits you to his admiration; No. 3 carries you clear into his heart.