People who make the choice to study work hard or do whatever they endeavor is to give it the max on themselves to reach to the top level. And you have the people who get envy and jealous yet are not willing to put that work in and they want to get the same praise.
In my ballets woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.'
Truth of a modest sort I can promise you and also sincerity. That complete praiseworthy sincerity which while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.
When we disclaim praise it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time.
We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise and equally beyond all thanks!
Writing I'm convinced should be a subversive activity - frowned on by the authorities - and not one cooed over and praised beyond common sense by some teacher.
A man desires praise that he may be reassured that he may be quit of his doubting of himself he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
Although strength should fail the effort will deserve praise. In great enterprises the attempt is enough.
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.
No man deserves to be praised for his goodness who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth or an impotence of will.
Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power or the consideration to be dead.
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame but probably only for this reason that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
Instead of yelling and spanking which don't work anyway I believe in finding creative ways to keep their attention - turning things into a game for instance. And when they do something good positive reinforcement and praise.
I think that giving mindless praise is ridiculous. But I understand why parents do it. They want their kids to feel good about themselves. But parents are never going to teach their children true positive self esteem by praising everything they do.
But this Veterans Day I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.
Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise are good nature truth good sense and good breeding.
There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
Some old men continually praise the time of their youth. In fact you would almost think that there were no fools in their days but unluckily they themselves are left as an example.
The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.