Great Throughts Treasury

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Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus

Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect.

Character | Esteem | Respect | Self | Wisdom |

J.M. Barrie, fully Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet

The praise that comes of love does not make us vain, but humble rather.

Character | Love | Praise | Wisdom |

Amen-em-apt NULL

Better is the praise and love of men than riches in the storehouse.

Better | Character | Love | Men | Praise | Riches | Wisdom | Riches |

Hugh Blair

Pride makes us esteem ourselves; vanity makes us desire the esteem of others.

Character | Desire | Esteem | Pride |

Lowell Fillmore

We can help raise our standard by praising the good whenever and wherever we find it. As we praise the good at hand we grow in our ability to find more good.

Ability | Character | Good | Praise |

Henry Fielding

Beauty may be the object of liking - great qualities of admiration - good ones of esteem - but love only is the object of love.

Admiration | Beauty | Character | Esteem | Good | Love | Object | Qualities |

Henry Fielding

We should not be too hasty in bestowing either our praise or censure on mankind, since we shall often find such a mixture of good and evil in the same character, that it may require a very accurate judgment and a very elaborate inquiry to determine on which side the balance turns.

Balance | Censure | Character | Evil | Good | Inquiry | Judgment | Mankind | Praise |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One is led astray alike by sympathy and coldness, by praise and by blame.

Blame | Character | Praise | Sympathy |

Richard Sibbes

Our whole life should speak forth our thankfulness; every condition and place we are in should be a witness to our thankfulness. This will make the times and places we live in better for us. When we ourselves are monuments of God’s mercy, it is fit we should be patterns of His praises, and leave monuments to others. We should think it given to us to do something better than to live in. We live not to live: our life is not the end of itself, but the praise of the giver.

Better | Character | God | Life | Life | Mercy | Praise | Thankfulness | Will | Witness | Think |

Michel de Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

We can never be despised as much as we deserve. Pity and commiseration are mingled with some esteem for the thing we pity; the things we laugh at we consider worthless. I do not think there is as much unhappiness in us as vanity, nor as much malice as stupidity. We are not so full of evil as of inanity; we are not as wretched as we are worthless.

Character | Esteem | Evil | Malice | Pity | Stupidity | Unhappiness | Think |

Philo, aka Philo of Alexandria, Philo Judaeus, Philo Judaeus of Alexandria, Yedidia, "Philon", and Philo the Jew NULL

They who give, hoping to receive a requital, such as praise or honor... are in reality making a bargain.

Character | Honor | Praise | Reality | Receive |

Thomas Paine

What we obtain too cheaply we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only which gives everything its value.

Character | Esteem |

Bachya Ibn Pekudah

The goal to strive for is that it should be equal in your eyes if others happen to praise or insult you.

Character | Insult | Praise | Insult |

George Ripley

It is not he who searches for praise who finds it.

Character | Praise |