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From self alone expect applause. - Marion LeRoy Burton
Affectation proceeds from one of these two causes - vanity or hypocrisy; for as vanity puts us on affecting false characters, in order to purchase applause; so hypocrisy sets us on an endeavor to avoid censure, by concealing our vices under an appearance of their opposite virtues. - Henry Fielding
Poverty indeed is the strenuous life, without brass bands or uniforms or hysteric popular applause or lies or circumlocutions. - William James
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and gain applause which he cannot keep. -
Applause abates diligence. -
The applause of a single human being is of great consequence. -
Neither human applause nor human censure is to be taken as the test of truth; but either should set us upon testing ourselves. - Richard Whately
There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause. - George Matthew Adams
Man may content himself with the applause of the world and the homage paid to his intellect, but woman’s heart has holier idols. - George Eliot, pen name of Mary Ann or Marian Evans
Applause is the only appreciated interruption. - Arnold Henry Glasgow
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