Top 265 Praise Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Praise Quotes from famous people such as Saint Ignatius, Mary Kay Ash, Alex Haley, Dorothea Dix, Heather Matarazzo, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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We should love the body insofar as it is obedient and helpful to the soul, since the soul, with the body’s help and service, is better disposed for the service and praise of our Creator and Lord.
Saint Ignatius
There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.
Mary Kay Ash
In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it.
Alex Haley
The lovely daisy, so justly celebrated by European poets, is not a native of our soil; we know it well, however, by cultivation in our gardens and green houses; besides, we are disposed to remember it for the sake of those who have sung its praises in immortal verse.
Dorothea Dix
It doesn’t matter if a critic pans or praises my movies, I am only concerned about that one audience member and what their experience is.
Heather Matarazzo
I don’t see many people as heroes and, though I love sport, I believe athletes rarely deserve that praise.
Giles Duley
In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame.
Friedrich Nietzsche
These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I’d be a damn’ fool if they weren’t.
Dylan Thomas
Chick flick is not a term used to praise a movie. Nobody says ‘it’s a great chick flick.’ It’s a way of being derisive. I’m not clear why it’s ok to do it.
Callie Khouri
It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living.
Eric Hoffer
I don’t like being a celebrity, really… Some people get greater praise than they deserve because they have had exposure in the media. I don’t think I agree with that at all.
Robert Winston
I believe that the greatest form of prayer is praise to God.
Billy Graham
President Obama deserves our unalloyed praise for hastening Osama bin Laden’s demise.
Alexandra Petri
I’m not saying Brad Stevens should not be getting praise for the job that he’s done, because I feel like he’s done an outstanding job. I’m just saying the amount of praise he’s getting, you’d think he won a championship or two. They don’t give Steve Kerr that much love. Come on.
Robert Parish
Man was created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord and in this way to save his soul. The other things on Earth were created for man’s use, to help him reach the end for which he was created.
Saint Ignatius
Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
Charles Simmons
The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.
Lao Tzu
It was not the part of His kindly love that he who was to praise God’s divine generosity in regard to others should be compelled to condemn it in regard to himself.
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.
Robert Martin
There are so few who are men worthy of praise in this dreadful life: Mr. McMahon is one who immediately comes to mind; Billy Shakespeare is another, Bob Barker, god rest his soul – wait, he’s not passed yet has he? Drat, take that one off, I suppose.
William Regal
Lead yourself whenever your boss’ leadership deteriorates. When your boss doesn’t praise what you do, praise yourself. When your boss doesn’t make you big, make yourself big. Remember, if you have done your best, failure does not count.
Mario Teguh
Praise doesn’t mean anything to me. I don’t judge myself.
Chuck Berry
I can’t think of much higher praise to give a player than to say, ‘This point guard reminds me of Jason Kidd.’
Ben Howland
The men who made the war were profuse in their praises of the man who kicked the P.M. out of his office and now degrades by his disloyal, dishonest and lying presence the greatest office in the State.
John Burns
Usually in church, when the congregation is overcome by the Holy Spirit for a moment, the people will interrupt the sermon to yell their praises, and dance for joy.
Daniel Caesar
I do know it’s great to have a support from a fan base of a team. Football is such a team game, such a team aspect to it… Good things happen, the praise is spread around; and bad things happen, usually it’s not just one person’s fault.
Andrew Luck
Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child.
Phyllis McGinley
Everything I’ve set out to do, I’ve achieved, and all the praise goes to God.
Tyson Fury
I will praise any man that will praise me.
William Shakespeare
It’s dangerous to buy into praise and criticism for what you do when you’re trying to present your music to people. I don’t ignore it completely, but I don’t dwell on it too much.
Conor Oberst
It doesn’t really bother us, the team that is in fashion or that is being talked about the most. Whatever praise or criticism we receive doesn’t really matter.
Sergio Ramos
Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
Wendell Phillips
It’s just as important – if not more important – to take the praise with a pinch of salt, just as you do the criticism.
We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
E. M. Forster
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.
Sam Walton
We do plenty of high praise, but if a play deserves to be criticized or I don’t believe he belongs in the game, the fans deserve to hear it.
Cris Collinsworth
I will only praise someone who can’t take anything away from me.
Joan Rivers
I’ve heard legends and maestros praise my voice. It’s overwhelming. I’m a nobody who shouldn’t be at the receiving end of the such comments, and I’m extremely humbled.
Atif Aslam
It’s an honour for any player that a club of the prestige of Manchester United should follow them, and that, in itself, is enormous praise.
David Silva
I care most about what rappers think about me as a rapper, and I’ve gotten a lot of praise. I think rappers understand I’m a really good rapper, and that means more to me than a random person, you know, ’cause they know what goes into making rap music.
Lil Dicky
For years, fiscally conservative advocacy groups were giving then-Republican representative Justin Amash awards, praise, and donations. Now that he’s an independent, however, many of those same groups are snubbing him entirely.
Kat Timpf
Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises… the best excellence in the children of any other land.
Herman Melville
All I can say is I’ve been lucky with my body. Well done, little body. I praise it and say, ‘You’re very good.’
Marianne Faithfull
The life which men praise and regard as successful is but one kind. Why should we exaggerate any one kind at the expense of the others?
Henry David Thoreau
I think I started out because I was desperate for approval and acceptance and praise. Some actors never break away from that. They’re after that validation their whole life.
Judge Reinhold
Some are made modest by great praise, others insolent.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I thought acknowledging praise meant you were arrogant, but I’ve learned that knowing your strengths enables you to make use of them.
Donna Brazile
It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there’s not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I want to sing the praises of the U.S. Supreme Court police because they’re always fantastic. They always do a good job.
Shannon Bream
Having a chance to work with Dusty Rhodes, he has helped me so much that I can’t even praise how much. The first time I saw him on WWE television in polka dots I never would have thought that guy would be such an influence on my career.
Tyson Kidd
Throughout its history, the members of Shearith Israel have observed Thanksgiving by reciting in synagogue the same psalms of praise and gratitude sung by Jews all over the world on festive days like Hanukkah.
Meir Soloveichik
Through affliction hath His light shone and His praise been bright unceasingly: this hath been His method through past ages and bygone times.
One of the toughest things for leaders to master is kindness. Kindness shares credit and offers enthusiastic praise for others’ work. It’s a balancing act between being genuinely kind and not looking weak.
Travis Bradberry
To the house of a friend if you’re pleased to retire, You must all things admit, you must all things admire; You must pay with observance the price of your treat, You must eat what is praised, and must praise what you eat.
George Crabbe
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The poets, therefore, however much they adorned the gods in their poems, and amplified their exploits with the highest praises, yet very frequently confess that all things are held together and governed by one spirit or mind.
Barack Obama’s ability to seduce people is well-known. He can bring his biggest critics into a room and have them coming out singing his praises. He’s a charismatic and congenital liar.
Jesse Lee Peterson
I praise the Lord here today. I know that all my talent and all my ability comes from him, and without him I’m nothing and I thank him for his great blessing.
Ernie Harwell