To say of a picture, as is often said in its praise, that it shows great and earnest labour, is to say that it is incomplete and unfit for view.
I want to praise activists through the years. I praise those of the past as well, to have them honored.
Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
I praise the Lord, the Sovereign of the royal realm, Who has extended his sway over the tract of the world.
For if there is anything to one’s praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse – why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
Praise the Lord, O England’s Jerusalem: and Netherland’s Zion, praise ye the Lord! He hath secured your gates, and blessed your possessions with peace, even here, where the threatened torch of war was lighted.
Have a hand in your own treatment. I have nothing but praise for our doctors, but I think they could help us better, and we can help them if we work together.
The man who builds a factory builds a temple, that the man who works there worships there, and to each is due, not scorn and blame, but reverence and praise.
Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise.
It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation the courage of their confusions.
To the house of a friend if you’re pleased to retire, You must all things admit, you must all things admire; You must pay with observance the price of your treat, You must eat what is praised, and must praise what you eat.
He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent.
Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises… the best excellence in the children of any other land.
What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers generally call it recognition!
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him, all creatures here below! Praise Him above, ye heavenly host! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!