Compliment Quotes {Monday Listicles}

It’s Monday.

The beginning of another week.

And the only thing I like about Mondays is joining Stasha and making a list for her.

Today’s all about compliments.

I wasn’t sure which way to go with this one.

I don’t take compliments easily and never quite know what to say other than “Thank you.”

As I was browsing around the interwebs I got an idea.

Why not combine my love for lists and quotes and give you a list of 10 compliment quotes.

1) We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled. ~ Mason Cooley

2) Flattery…. gets its kicks by flirting with insult and ridicule. ~ Willis Goth Regier

3) Pay with compliments and you will always be wealthy. ~ Mike Dolan

4) I can live for two months on a good compliment.  ~Mark Twain

5) What flatterers say, try to make true.  ~German Proverb

6) There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment.  ~Robert Brault

7) Do not offer a compliment and ask a favor at the same time. A compliment that is charged for is not valuable. ~ Mark Twain

8) Nothing makes people so worthy of compliments as receiving them. One is more delightful for being told one is delightful — just as one is more angry for being told one is angry. ~ Katherine F. Gerould

9) It is great to get praise from the lips of taciturnity.  ~John Addington Symonds

10) Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.  ~Lord Chesterfield

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Susi is a wife, mom, photography lover and fan of all things social media, especially Instagram. She was born and raised in Germany, moved to the US with her family when she was 16 and (finally) became an American citizen in January 2012. She lives with her family in South Florida and loves the beach and never gets tired of watching another pretty sunset.


  1. What a cool take on the topic! Number 1 is totally me. I have a really hard time taking them. I also really like #6!
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  2. Very nice take on the list!
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  3. great take on the list prompt! #5 is great!
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  4. This was a beautiful and uplifting take on the list! Ellen
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  5. The first one is so true. Also Twain was so great at this little one sentence observation on life ha? Great spin my friend.

  6. Great quotes and unique take on the list. Can you accept that compliment? :)
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  7. I love #7 by Mark Twain. Great list!

  8. Great compliment quotes!

  9. Great list of compliment quotes!
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  10. Now that was an awesome listicle idea!
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  11. What a great post!!!! That is awesome!!!! I especially agree with number one! You just don’t expect to get compliments and I think sometimes it is hard to take compliments. I loved this post today!!! Thanks! Gonna hand out a few compliments today!
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    • BethAnn, so happy that you liked this post. I tried to come up with something for this topic and this was it. I do love quotes!!! :)

  12. I love the Mark Twain quotes!
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  13. I don’t think I’ve ever heard any of those quotes before. Thanks for sharing!
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  14. I love your list! all great quotes!
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  15. Loved those. What a great list. All so very true.
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  16. What a great idea! I have a rough time accepting compliments but LOVE to give them because I want people to know that I truly appreciate them. My fave – #3. :)
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  17. Excellent list! It’s funny how women have a harder time accepting compliments than men. Hmm…

  18. Boy, who knew Mark Twain wrote such good stuff. I like his #4 and his # 7, I’ve been getting a lot lately…especially with blogging comments. Oh well. Unique take on the list! I like it!

  19. i’m not good at receiving compliments either. Actually, I’m so bad I didn’t even do the listicle this week. Ugh. But I really like your take on it. Smart!
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  20. I love, love, love that one by Mark Twain. I agree with him!
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  21. Awesome! #1 is my favorite
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  22. I absolutely LOVE your list!!! Number 1….so true!
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