Complimentary Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old complimentary quotes, complimentary sayings, and complimentary proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

Dalai Lama

He that does good, having the unlimited power to do evil, deserves praise not only for the good which he performs, but for the evil which he forbears.

Sir Walter Scott

Nature didn't need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.     

Scott Westerfeld

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.     

Mother Teresa

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.     

Ralph Marston

No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.

James Allen

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

Marcus Aurelius

I don't care how much money you have, free stuff is always a good thing.

Queen Latifah

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.     

Leo Buscaglia

Life holds so many simple blessings, each day bringing its own individual wonder.

John McLeod

To make a man perfectly happy tell him he works too hard, that he spends too much money, that he is ''misunderstood'' or that he is ''different''; none of this is necessarily complimentary, but it will flatter him infinitely more that merely telling him that he is brilliant, or noble, or wise, or good.     

Helen Rowland

What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.     

George Bernard Shaw

The best things in life are free - and $19.95.

Billy Mays

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.      

George Moore

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.     

Voltaire

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.     

Confucius

If you admire somebody, you should go ahead and tell them. People never get the flowers while they can still smell them.

Kanye West

There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment.     

Robert Brault

A lot has been said about politicians; some of it complimentary, but most of it accurate.     

Eric Idle

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.     

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly.     

Ninon de L'Enclos

If you do not appreciate every day of your life, who said that the days and years will be an asset for the future?

Sunday Adelaja

The best things in life are free. The second-best things are very, very expensive.     

Coco Chanel

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.

Alphonse Karr

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.     

Thornton Wilder

When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator.

Mahatma Gandhi

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!

Steve Maraboli

She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul. She is beautiful.     

F. Scott Fitzgerald