There are some who praise a man free from disease; to me no man who is poor seems free from disease but to be constantly sick.
I will praise any man that will praise me.
To praise is to praise how one surrenders to the emptiness.
O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
To praise it would amount to praising myself. For the entire content of the work... coincides almost exactly with my own meditations which have occupied my mind for the past thirty or thirty-five years.
Neither blame or praise yourself.
The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by people's praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism. I'm just trying to work at the highest level I can.
If anything, if you can get somebody interested in something and get them excited, that's great. You should be praised for having opened the debate and having asked the right questions.
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
It is one thing to praise discipline, and another to submit to it.
Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.
I praise loudly. I blame softly.
You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best the people honor and praise. The next the people fear, and the next the people hate. When the best leader's work is done, the people say, 'we did it ourselves!