- There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
[ Between Counsel Difference Flatterer Friend Giveth Himself Man Much Self Such]
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- He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
[ Another Art Cannot Exist Flatterer General Good Hypocrite Minute Must Organized Particulars Plea Science Scoundrel Would]
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- When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
[ Auction Become Choose Construction Flatterers Guides Instead Instruments Leaders Legislators Make Popularity Service State Talents Their Themselves Will]
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- Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs.
[ Dogs Flatterers Friends Look Wolves]
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- Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
[ Although Becomes Companion Delightful Doubtful Flatterer Him His Most Other Skillful Takes Taste Very Yourself]
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- Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.
[ Advised Expense Flatterers Listen Live Them Those]
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- Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
[ Every Expense Flatterer Him Listens Lives]
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- They say Princes learn no art truly, but the art of horsemanship. The reason is, the brave beast is no flatterer. He will throw a prince as soon as his groom.
[ Art Beast Brave Flatterer Groom His Learn Prince Princes Reason Say Soon Throw Truly Will]
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- When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door.
[ Both Box Contains Door Flatterers Friends More Shun Strong]
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- Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior.
[ Flatterer His Hope Hut Man Most Palace Parasites Poor She Superior Upright Well]
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- I cannot think of any character below the flatterer, except he who envies him.
[ Any Below Cannot Character Envies Except Flatterer Him Think]
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- One may define flattery as a base companionship which is most advantageous to the flatterer.
[ Advantageous Base Companionship Define Flatterer Flattery May Most Which]
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