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Everyone likes to be flattered, while no one likes honest speech.
As a tiger may lose its footing on soft ground, so people may be tripped up by sweet words.
Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.
He's one of those know-it-all types that, if you flatter the wig off him, he chatter like a goony bird at mating time.
The cheering sound of "Dinner is upon the table," dissolved his reverie.... Mr. Wilkes placed himself next to Dr. Johnson, and beh ...
Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.
The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other ...
The roses you lifted to your lips ... lucky roses!
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