Praise is very important to the ego and it will make considerable effort to receive it…our self image is constantly being tested to meet the demands and expectations of our ego …and often without evaluating what approval is unnecessary and meaningless.

“Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, Make me feel important. Never forget this message when working with people.”~ Kay, Mary

We don’t have to read a sign to see the desire for praise.~Sid

There is no belittling worse than to over praise a man.”~Felltham, Owen

Exaggeration of praise is exploitative.~Sid

“He who praises everybody, praises nobody.”~Johnson, Samuel

Indiscrimate praising is worthless.~Sid

“The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.”~Barrie, Sir James M.

Feeling lovable is often difficult for us to believe.~Sid

Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.”~Anon

We often hear what we want to hear.~Sid

“There is no praise to beat the sort you can put in your pocket.”~Moliere

Rewards speaks louder than words.~Sid

“So long as you are praised think only that you are not yet on your own path but on that of another.”~Nietzsche, Friedrich

Praise only reflects the value system of those praising.~Sid

“You can handle people more successfully by enlisting their feelings than by convincing their reason.”Parker, Paul P.

Praise brings a feeling of pleasure without further thought.~Sid

“Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.”~Rogers, Will,

Hearing a praise from others come through loud and clear.~Sid

“Praise from an enemy is the most pleasing of all commendations.”~Steele, Sir Richard

It is painful for enemies to give praise.~Sid


4 Responses

  1. Amen, brother!

  2. Larry…one thing we can be sure of is we won’t become famous by this video…I hope Einstein forgives us for our attempt to comment on his quotations…

  3. Well, I would never want to be famous either. Imagine locked into an image that one can deviate from only at the peril of losing one’s admirers. Paradoxically, it is the freedom to discover that is most challenged when the public insists that one remain a static image to admire. But it was that personal freedom that propelled one to fame!

  4. Larry, I have never been famous nor do I desire to be famous, but I think I can understand Einstein’s feelings of being dumber when being well-known… I feel we become more self-conscious along with a desire to meet the expectations of the public… Celebrities are well known to have many problems trying to maintain the image perceived by their fans.

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