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Quotes for Topic: Flattery

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When the wolf licks the lamb, he is preparing to wet his teeth in its blood.

When the wolf licks the lamb, he is preparing to wet his teeth in its blood.

Reference:  Treasury of David, Commentary for Psalm 5:9


Author: C.H. Spurgeon
Topics: Flattery
2.
Flatterers look like friends as wolves look like dogs.

Flatterers look like friends as wolves look like dogs.


Author: George Chapman
Topics: Flattery
3.
It is a dangerous crisis when a proud heart meets with flattering lips.

It is a dangerous crisis when a proud heart meets with flattering lips.


Author: John Flavel
Topics: Flattery
4.
Gossip is saying behind a person’s back what you would never say to his or her face; flattery is saying to a person’s face what you would never say behind his or her back.

Gossip is saying behind a person’s back what you would never say to his or her face; flattery is saying to a person’s face what you would never say behind his or her back.

Reference:  Kent Hughes Taken from James by Kent Hughes, copyright 1991, Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers, Wheaton Illinois 60187, p. 140, www.crosswaybooks.org.


Author: Kent Hughes
Topics: Flattery
Gossip
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Be as much troubled by unjust praises, as by unjust slanders.

Be as much troubled by unjust praises, as by unjust slanders.

Reference:  A Puritan Golden Treasury, compiled by I.D.E. Thomas, by permission of Banner of Truth, Carlisle, PA. 2000, p. 110.


Author: Philip Henry
Topics: Flattery
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Flattery is sinful because it strongly appeals to our prideful tendency to be affirmed by man.

Flattery is sinful because it strongly appeals to our prideful tendency to be affirmed by man.  


Author: Randy Smith
Topics: Flattery
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Backslappers help us feel better about ourselves, but we don’t actually profit by them. Real change and emotional growth come by facing our weaknesses and personality defects as others see us.

Backslappers help us feel better about ourselves, but we don’t actually profit by them. Real change and emotional growth come by facing our weaknesses and personality defects as others see us.

Reference:  The Making of a Christian Leader, Zondervan, 1976, p. 96. www.zondervan.com.


Author: Ted Engstrom
Topics: Flattery
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