Compliments Sayings and Quotes

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

You have to love yourself or you'll never be able to accept compliments from anyone.     

Dean Wareham

The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention.     

Walter Inglis Anderson

Compliments and criticism are all ultimately based on some form of projection.     

Billy Corgan

No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.     

George Eliot

To pay compliments to the one we love is the first method of caressing, a demi-audacity venturing. A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.     

Victor Hugo

The best compliment to a mother is to appreciate her little one.     

Anne Bronte

The best advice is often the compliments received, and they are often about an associate who did something exceptional. I tell my teams that it's the random acts of kindness, the unexpected, that people remember most.     

Barry Sternlicht

Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.     

Thomas Fuller

An occasional compliment is necessary to keep up one's self-respect.     

Mark Twain

The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own.     

Alistair Cooke

Everybody likes a compliment.     

Abraham Lincoln

Compliments land as soft and gentle on my ears as a butterfly.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

If you can't get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one.     

Mark Twain

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.     

Victor Hugo

Complimenting someone in an exaggerated way is known as flattery, and flattery will generally get you anything you want.     

Lemony Snicket

The finest compliment you can pay a man is that his word was as good as gold.     

Evel Knievel

Compliments aren't really a journalistic angle.     

Sydney Pollack

The young compliment their greatness on the number of their friends; the old, on the confidence of them.     

Norm MacDonald

No compliment is ever sufficient and every insult, of course, is true.     

Jesse Eisenberg

If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.     

Marquis De Vauvenargues

Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses.     

Joyce Meyer

A compliment is verbal sunshine     

Atharva Veda

It's still a compliment when you're backed by younger and older, but it's actually unexpected. It's surprising, but for me it's in fact the most beautiful compliment.     


Compliment others on the virtues they have; and they're not half as pleased as being complimented for the ones they don't have.     

Malcolm Forbes

It's good to receive compliments, and it's even better to give them.     

Jason Harvey

If your compliments are making women feel uncomfortable, scared, anxious, annoyed or harassed, you're probably not doing them right.     

Laura Bates

A sincere compliment is always grateful to a lady, so long as you don't try to knock her down with it.     

Mark Twain

A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as if to beg pardon for paying it.     

A.W. Hare