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Compliment Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Compliment

Please enjoy these Compliment Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

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

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.
- Leo Buscaglia

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
- Victor Hugo

 

Everybody likes a compliment.
- Abraham Lincoln

I refuse the compliment that I think like a man,
thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality.
It's how true friends talk.
- Peggy Noonan

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In all unmerciful actions, the worst of men pay this
compliment at least to humanity,
as to endeavour to wear as much of the appearance of it,
as the case will well let them.
- Laurence Sterne

And if people come up and say they like the movies you're in,
it's a great compliment.
- Jason Statham

I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people
would misspell my name and call me Brain.
That's like a free compliment and you don't even gotta be smart to notice it.
- Mitch Hedberg

As an actor, the biggest compliment you can get,
in my book is for someone to believe that you're the character.
- Matt LeBlanc

I've been sampled so much and I'm glad it's happened,
it's a great compliment.
- Roy Ayers

We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick.
We regard that as a compliment.
- Margaret Thatcher

Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics,
and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.
- Henry Fielding

I want to compliment The Heritage Foundation for its
work on behalf of a strong national defense.
- Don Nickles

If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

Actually, I take it as a compliment.
Diva is a derivative of divine.
That's quite a title to carry around.
- Calista Flockhart

Players very widely disagree with me about what's hard and what's easy.
and in a way, 'I won, but it was a fight' is the best
compliment a game can receive.
- Graham Nelson

A girl's got to do what she's got to do to make somebody pay her a compliment.
If that means moaning 'til the cows come home,
then so be it.
- Cat Deeley

No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
- George Eliot

When a man makes a woman his wife, it's the highest
compliment he can pay her,
and it's usually the last.
- Helen Rowland

I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere,
to sincere criticism.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

For me, it's a compliment to be compared with Marilyn,
the unforgettable actress, the most beautiful one of all.
But, curves aside, we have very little in common.
- Eva Herzigova

Anytime anybody impersonates you, it's a great compliment.
- Robert Wagner

To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment,
but I don't think it's necessarily deserved.
- Sidney Poitier

Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them,
they will compliment one another, yet mean no more by it than the men do.
- Samuel Richardson

I know from the middle distance I give off the look of being prolific,
which is a funny compliment to receive.
- Joseph Epstein

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions -
the little,
soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile,
a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

When I got finished, Gershwin paid me the ultimate compliment.
He said, 'Boy, even I couldn't do that.'
- Burton Lane

If my clothing does stand out, then I guess it's a compliment,
but I just wear whatever feels comfortable.
- Shania Twain

Good, bad mediocre or whatever it is,
if a director wants me in his movie,
I take it as a compliment.
- Scott Caan

To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.
- Herman Melville

So when they come around and say they want to do our stuff in America,
it's compliment really.
- Sean Booth

The fact of the matter is that everybody treats me
pretty much as one of the boys,
which I take as a great compliment.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Being taken for granted can be a compliment.
It means that you've become a comfortable,
trusted element in another person's life.
- Joyce Brothers

Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke.
- William Feather

The big compliment came from the beer drinkers who didn't know me.
They wouldn't drink or move when I sang.
If they had their glasses in mid-air,
the glasses wouldn't come down.
- Ethel Waters

I really lack the words to compliment myself today.
- Alberto Tomba

The best compliment I ever had is, one day I was in Nashville,
some disc jockey said, Hey, that sounds like a Tom T. Hall song.
Up until then there hadn't been any such thing.
- Tom T. Hall

It is a great compliment to go out and be recognized.
Although, because I basically go home and go to work,
there isn't much opportunity for that kind of thing to happen.
- Lara Flynn Boyle

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment
to be called an agnostic.
I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -
that is all that agnosticism means.
- Clarence Darrow

The rich are always advising the poor,
but the poor seldom return the compliment.
- Lord Chesterfield

The world have payed too great a compliment to critics,
and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
- Henry Fielding

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
- George MacDonald

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.
- Samuel Butler

If something is successful with the audience,
it's automatically suspect; the reverse is to say that
not to reach audiences is the greatest compliment an artist can receive!
- Carlisle Floyd

I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters.
It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward.
Art should always be an exchange.
- Nick Cave

There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique
compliment to a straight truth -
if the latter were unflattering.
- Minna Antrim

Truth is simply a compliment paid to sentences seen to be paying their way.
- Richard Rorty

Nothing is more effective than sincere,
accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment.
- Bill Walsh

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say
that I work hard every day,
that I never dog it.
- Wayne Gretzky

If you can find collaborators whose strengths compliment your own,
the result can be more than the sum of its authors.
- Walter Jon Williams

As a horn player, the greatest compliment one can get
is when a person comes to you and says,
'I heard this saxophone on the radio the other day and I knew it was you.
I don't know the song, but I know it was you on sax.'
- Clarence Clemons

Well, I think every now and again, some people deserve
to get their butts chewed.
Every now and again some people deserve a pat on the back.
What I try and do is compliment folk who deserve a compliment,
and chew folks out who deserve to be chewed out.
- Judge Mills Lane

The biggest compliment to me is that guys really approach
me and they have a connection with me,
so there must be something I'm doing that is authentic,
otherwise they wouldn't connect with me so strongly.
It's a real compliment.
- Jeremy Piven

The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for
the loan of his Public Opinion,
will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not
a compliment to his intelligence,
but an imposition on his good nature and an insult
to his sense of evidence.
- Walter Lippmann

I think it's his perception of knowing how to make a record build,
keeping the integrity of the song in the music and
really adding a lot of musical elements to compliment
my voice and to compliment the song.
- Deborah Cox

They showed this one beautiful picture of me recently
and they had all the things that I had done.
I thought it was a great compliment for everybody to
think I've had plastic surgery.
- Cybill Shepherd

The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses,
which amount only to compliment.
The lighter beauties are in their place when there
is nothing more solid to say;
but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading,
a sermon, or a didactic work.
- Voltaire

I never considered myself a songwriter,
but now since I've been working with Nick Lowe,
I am contributing to an extent.
But I'm the guitarist and he's not, so we compliment each other in a way.
- Dave Edmunds

I don't believe in trouble.
Because I think that trouble is sometimes good,
sometimes bad.
I've been known to be called trouble,
which I think is quite a compliment.
But I suppose, thinking about it, that my best and
worst trouble has always had something to do with a man.
- Beth Orton

Most people compliment me on maintaining my femininity while I'm on the court.
People like the fact that I model.
My fans or little girls always say they want to play sports,
but also want to be a model like me and I think that's great.
- Lisa Leslie

The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling
you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries,
to come to conclusions that are right for him,
whether or not they coincide with your own.
- Alistair Cooke

Abstract painting is abstract.
It confronts you.
There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my
pictures didn't have any beginning or any end.
He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.
- Jackson Pollock

It's been amazing to watch, because for 'Thor',
which was always a mid-selling book,
to be in the top ten for every single issue since the
reboot is just a great compliment.
- J. Michael Straczynski

It's nice that people want to compliment you in some superficial way,
but I've never considered that that's how I might be categorized.
I guess it's better than being called ugly.
- Ryan Phillippe

He saw us play a few times in fact.
I did this song called I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes,
and Jimi loved it.
He paid me a huge compliment when he told me that he
was thinking of doing something similar himself!
- Alvin Lee

Our two biggest rivals had adjusted their whole season
to this one aim of beating us.
Of course, it is a big compliment that they were so
motivated to stop us but it was very tough to face
two matches like that so close together.
Suddenly three trophies are down to one.
- Dennis Bergkamp

I make it a rule always to believe compliments implicitly for five minutes,
and to simmer gently for twenty more.
- Alice James

A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself.
- Elbert Hubbard

I never get tired of hearing compliments.
- John Lithgow


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