A compliment is verbal sunshine.
His worst is better than any other person’s best.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
His vocal cords were kissed by God.
Some folks pay a compliment like they went down in their pocket for it.
Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt.
Most people are such fools that it is really no great compliment to say that a man is above the average.
W. Somerset Maugham
It is great to get praise from the lips of taciturnity.
John Addington Symonds
Incredibly, inordinately, devastatingly, immortally, calamitously, hearteningly, adorably beautiful.
It is fun to be in the same decade with you.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Henry David Thoreau
I can live for two months on a good compliment.
Whenever a man’s friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
Don’t tell a woman she’s pretty; tell her there’s no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.
‘A was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.
Women are never disarmed by compliments; men always are.
The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment.
An occasional compliment is necessary to keep up one’s self respect.
She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes.
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
She is Venus when she smiles; But she’s Juno when she walks, And Minerva when she talks.
Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.
Edwin P. Whipple
The sweetest thing that ever grew Beside a human door!
Insults should be written in sand, compliments should be carved in stone.
He talked on for ever; and you wished him to talk on for ever.
When you cannot get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one.
I don’t like compliments, and I don’t see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn’t mean.
Roses are flowering in Picardy, But there’s never a rose like you.
Frederic Edward Weatherly
What flatterers say, try to make true.
Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke.
Men prefer brief praise, pitched high; women are satisfied with praise in a lower key, just so it goes on and on.
Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
Everybody likes a compliment.
Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs.
When two people compliment each other with the choice of anything, each of them generally gets that which he likes least.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
When a man makes a woman his wife, it’s the highest compliment he can pay her, and it’s usually the last.
Nature made him, and then broke the mould.
If God created us in His image we have certainly returned the compliment.
Oh, thou art fairer than the evening air Clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
Twas never merry world Since lowly feigning was called compliment.
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. Other women cloy The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry Where most she satisfies.
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 that they have not said enough.
I really lack the words to compliment myself today.
As hypocrisy is said to be the highest compliment to virtue, the art of lying is the strongest acknowledgment of the force of truth.
That guy has muscles in places most people don’t have places.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
For all their compliments do verses pay? They mayn’t, yet these same poems make me gay.
There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth – if the latter were unflattering.
I refuse the compliment that I think like a man, thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
Clare Boothe Luce
If it does stand out [my clothing], then I guess it’s a compliment, but I just wear whatever feels comfortable.
A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as if to beg pardon for paying it.
A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him.
We were told our campaign wasn’t sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.
A person given to barefaced flattery, will usually balance the account with interest in your absence.
Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
Her very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other maidens are.
My doctor said to me afterwards, ‘When you were ill you behaved like a true philosopher. Every time you came to yourself you made a joke.’ I never had a compliment that pleased me more.