There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth - if the latter were unflattering
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
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
A compliment is verbal sunshine
I think a compliment ought always to precede a complaint, where one is possible, because it softens resentment and insures for the complaint a courteous and gentle reception
Insults should be written in sand, compliments should be carved in stone
Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke
To dispense with ceremony is the most delicate mode of conferring a compliment
For all their compliments do verses pay? They mayn't, yet these same poems make me gay
I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil, a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.
We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to them.
Sincere compliments cost nothing and can accomplish so much. In ANY relationship, they are the applause that refreshes.
...gracious your form and your eyes as honey : desire is poured upon your lovely face Aphrodite has honored you exceedingly...
Elinor agreed with it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.