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Never interrupt when you're being flattered.
There is no food more satiating than milk and honey; and just as such foods produce disgust for the palate, so perfumed and gallant words make our ears belch.
Flattery is a juggler, and no kin unto sincerity.
Some indeed there are who profess to despise all flattery, but even these are nevertheless to be flattered, by being told that they do despise it.
We must be careful how we flatter fools too little, or wise men too much, for the flatterer must act the very reverse of the physician, and administer the strongest dose only to the weakest patient.
If a man is vain, flatter. If timid, flatter. If boastful, flatter. In all history, too much flattery never lost a gentleman.
We love flattery, even though we are not deceived by it, because it shows that we are of importance enough to be courted.
Flattery sits in the parlour when plain dealing is kicked out of doors.
Roughness may turn one's humour, but flattery one's stomach.
Flattery is a challenge. The proper turning away from it, undercutting, diminishing it without offense or vehemence, is a social grace sweeter even than the swift determination to keep ahead in the race of hospitality.
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