Compliment Quotes {Monday Listicles}

October 7, 2012

It’s Monday.

The beginning of another week.

And the only thing I like about Mondays is joining Stasha and making a list for her.

Today’s all about compliments.

I wasn’t sure which way to go with this one.

I don’t take compliments easily and never quite know what to say other than “Thank you.”

As I was browsing around the interwebs I got an idea.

Why not combine my love for lists and quotes and give you a list of 10 compliment quotes.

1) We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled. ~ Mason Cooley

2) Flattery…. gets its kicks by flirting with insult and ridicule. ~ Willis Goth Regier

3) Pay with compliments and you will always be wealthy. ~ Mike Dolan

4) I can live for two months on a good compliment.  ~Mark Twain

5) What flatterers say, try to make true.  ~German Proverb

6) There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment.  ~Robert Brault

7) Do not offer a compliment and ask a favor at the same time. A compliment that is charged for is not valuable. ~ Mark Twain

8) Nothing makes people so worthy of compliments as receiving them. One is more delightful for being told one is delightful — just as one is more angry for being told one is angry. ~ Katherine F. Gerould

9) It is great to get praise from the lips of taciturnity.  ~John Addington Symonds

10) Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.  ~Lord Chesterfield

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  • Brandee October 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    What a cool take on the topic! Number 1 is totally me. I have a really hard time taking them. I also really like #6!

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bit October 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Very nice take on the list!

  • Rorybore October 7, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    great take on the list prompt! #5 is great!

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Leslie, thanks. Something different for a change! 🙂

  • Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms October 7, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    This was a beautiful and uplifting take on the list! Ellen

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks, Ellen. Glad you liked it.

  • Stasha October 7, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    The first one is so true. Also Twain was so great at this little one sentence observation on life ha? Great spin my friend.

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks, Stasha. Yes, Mark Twain knew his stuff! 🙂

  • Robbie October 7, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Great quotes and unique take on the list. Can you accept that compliment? 🙂

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      Robbie, I happily accept that compliment. Thank you. 🙂

  • Stacey October 7, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I love #7 by Mark Twain. Great list!

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you, Stacie. His quotes seem to be very popular.

  • Bruna October 7, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Great compliment quotes!

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks. 🙂

  • Bruna from Bees with Honey October 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Great list of compliment quotes!

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks, Bruna.

  • Wayne October 8, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Now that was an awesome listicle idea!

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks, Wayne. I appreciate it.

  • Beth Ann Chiles October 8, 2012 at 9:11 am

    What a great post!!!! That is awesome!!!! I especially agree with number one! You just don’t expect to get compliments and I think sometimes it is hard to take compliments. I loved this post today!!! Thanks! Gonna hand out a few compliments today!

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      BethAnn, so happy that you liked this post. I tried to come up with something for this topic and this was it. I do love quotes!!! 🙂

  • Bridget October 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I love the Mark Twain quotes!

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Bridget, so happy to hear that. I liked his a lot.

  • Jessica October 8, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard any of those quotes before. Thanks for sharing!

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      You’re welcome, Jessica. Amazing what you can find when searching the internet!!! 🙂

  • BonnyBard October 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I love your list! all great quotes!

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you. I thought so too.

  • Jamie@SouthMainMuse October 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Loved those. What a great list. All so very true.

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Thanks, Jamie. I loved compiling this list.

  • Paula @ Simply Sandwich October 8, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    What a great idea! I have a rough time accepting compliments but LOVE to give them because I want people to know that I truly appreciate them. My fave – #3. 🙂

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Paula, I’m exactly the same way. 🙂

  • Megan Broutian October 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Excellent list! It’s funny how women have a harder time accepting compliments than men. Hmm…

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      It is funny, Megan. I wonder why?

  • Kate Hall October 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Boy, who knew Mark Twain wrote such good stuff. I like his #4 and his # 7, I’ve been getting a lot lately…especially with blogging comments. Oh well. Unique take on the list! I like it!

    • Susi October 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks, Kate. I liked his quotes quite a bit too.

  • Jill October 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    i’m not good at receiving compliments either. Actually, I’m so bad I didn’t even do the listicle this week. Ugh. But I really like your take on it. Smart!

    • Susi October 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      Jill, thank you so much. I almost didn’t do it either until I came up with this idea! 🙂

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell October 9, 2012 at 9:52 am

    I love, love, love that one by Mark Twain. I agree with him!

    • Susi October 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Mark Twain said some pretty accurate things in his lifetime! 🙂

  • Audrey October 9, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Awesome! #1 is my favorite

    • Susi October 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Thanks, Audrey. 🙂

  • Diane October 9, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your list!!! Number 1….so true!

    • Susi October 9, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Diane, thank you so much. I like #1 a lot too. 🙂