Compliments Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old compliments quotes, compliments sayings, and compliments proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You have to love yourself or you'll never be able to accept compliments from anyone. Dean Wareham
The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention. Walter Inglis Anderson
Compliments and criticism are all ultimately based on some form of projection. Billy Corgan
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference. George Eliot
To pay compliments to the one we love is the first method of caressing, a demi-audacity venturing. A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. Victor Hugo
The best compliment to a mother is to appreciate her little one. Anne Bronte
The best advice is often the compliments received, and they are often about an associate who did something exceptional. I tell my teams that it's the random acts of kindness, the unexpected, that people remember most. Barry Sternlicht
Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them. Thomas Fuller
An occasional compliment is necessary to keep up one's self-respect. Mark Twain
The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own. Alistair Cooke
Everybody likes a compliment. Abraham Lincoln
Compliments land as soft and gentle on my ears as a butterfly. Richelle E. Goodrich
If you can't get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one. Mark Twain
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. Victor Hugo
Complimenting someone in an exaggerated way is known as flattery, and flattery will generally get you anything you want. Lemony Snicket
The finest compliment you can pay a man is that his word was as good as gold. Evel Knievel
Compliments aren't really a journalistic angle. Sydney Pollack
The young compliment their greatness on the number of their friends; the old, on the confidence of them. Norm MacDonald
No compliment is ever sufficient and every insult, of course, is true. Jesse Eisenberg
If people did not compliment one another there would be little society. Marquis De Vauvenargues
Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses. Joyce Meyer
A compliment is verbal sunshine Atharva Veda
It's still a compliment when you're backed by younger and older, but it's actually unexpected. It's surprising, but for me it's in fact the most beautiful compliment. Stromae
Compliment others on the virtues they have; and they're not half as pleased as being complimented for the ones they don't have. Malcolm Forbes
It's good to receive compliments, and it's even better to give them. Jason Harvey
If your compliments are making women feel uncomfortable, scared, anxious, annoyed or harassed, you're probably not doing them right. Laura Bates
A sincere compliment is always grateful to a lady, so long as you don't try to knock her down with it. Mark Twain
A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as if to beg pardon for paying it. A.W. Hare
If you have enough people sitting around telling you you're wonderful, then you start believing you're fabulous, then someone tells you you stink and you believe that too. Angelina Jolie
Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment. Bill Walsh
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha
There are only three things women need in life food, water, and compliments. Chris Rock
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance. Dale Carnegie
A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself Elbert Hubbard
Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. Eleanor Roosevelt
If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. Fred Rogers
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. George Macdonald
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life. Joyce Brothers
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. Leo Buscaglia
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia
Do not offer a compliment and ask a favor at the same time. A compliment that is charged for is not valuable. Mark Twain
We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled. Mason Cooley
Pay with compliments and you will always be wealthy. Michael Dolan
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes. Oscar Wilde
Ah, nowadays we are all of us so hard up, that the only pleasant things to pay are compliments. They're the only things we can pay. Oscar Wilde
It is a great mistake for men to give up paying compliments, for when they give up saying what is charming, they give up thinking what is charming. Oscar Wilde
Sincerity is the highest compliment you can pay. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never praise a sister to a sister in the hope of your compliments reaching the proper ears Rudyard Kipling
Hunger is never delicate; they who are seldom gorged to the full with praise may be safely fed with gross compliments, for the appetite must be satisfied before it is disgusted. Samuel Johnson
Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love. Socrates
When envoys are sent with compliments in their mouths, it is a sign that the enemy wishes for a truce. Sun Tzu
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. Thich Nhat Hanh
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. unknown
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. Victor Hugo
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it. Wayne Gretzky
Next to a sincere compliment, I think I like a well-deserved and honest rebuke William Feather
Everybody knows how to utter a complaint, but few can express a graceful compliment. William Feather
You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. Yogi Bhajan