Favorite Quotations ~  Praise Power in Praise

"Many managers ignore or underestimate the power of praise." ~ Roger Flax

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Praise keeps productivity and quality high. This works especially with those who do routine jobs over a long period of time. We all appreciate recognition. No one can every get too much approval. ~ Priscilla Elfrey

Let us resolve: First to attain the grace of silence; Second to deem all fault-finding that does no good a sin... Third to practice the grace and virtue of praise. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame. ~ Thomas Fuller

If a man would reap praise, you must sow the seeds, gentle words and useful deeds. ~ Benjamin Franklin

He who praises everybody, praises nobody. ~ Samuel Johnson

Perhaps once in a hundred years a person may be ruined by excessive praise, but surely once every minute someone dies inside for lack of it. ~ Cecil G. Osborne

A refusal of praise is a desire to be praised twice. ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

I praise loudly, I blame softly. ~ Catherine the Great

When I was praised I lost my time, for instantly I turned around to look at the work I had thought slightly of, and that day I made nothing new. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Praise the children and they will blossom. ~ Irish Proverb

Always praise 'em before you hit 'em. ~ Roger Stone, Dance First, Think Later

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