Praise 202 "It is not failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs." Confucius. 5th century BC. Gross, ed.
Praise 202 "There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people—we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size." Eric Hoffer. 1969. Gross, ed.
Praise 202 "Praise undeserved is satire in disguise." Broadhurst. Early 18th century. Gross, ed.
Praise 203 "A man seldom gives praise gratis." Anon. Early 18th century. Gross, ed.