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In Praise of Flattery (Stages) by Willis Goth Regier

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Published by University of Nebraska Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Cultural studies,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Psychology,
  • History: World,
  • Interpersonal Relations,
  • Social History,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Etiquette,
  • Flattery,
  • Praise

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11212020M
ISBN 100803239696
ISBN 109780803239692
OCLC/WorldCa85692786

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This is a book for those who would understand the history, tactics, and pleasures of flattery, not least the thrill of danger. “O, flatter me, for love delights in praises.”—Shakespeare “The whole World and the Bus’ness of it, is Manag’d by Flattery and Paradox; the one sets up . Flattery is based on an ulterior motive, that only benefits the flatterer. On the other hand, praise benefits the receiver, by encouraging the receiver to see the positive side of life. Praise helps others to recognize their talents, raise their self-esteem, restore hope, and give direction. Praise helps both the Author: Simran Khurana. I am not about to flatter Willis Goth Regier by using one of the hundreds of quotations in his latest book, In Praise of Flattery, to start this review in d, I will begin by saying that in cramming twenty years of research into a precious few pages, he has created a wobbly : Christine Schwartz Hartley.   This is a book for those who would understand the history, tactics, and pleasures of flattery, not least the thrill of danger. “O, flatter me, for love delights in praises.”—Shakespeare “The whole World and the Bus’ness of it, is Manag’d by Flattery and Paradox; the one sets up False Gods, and the other maintains them.”—Sir.

This item: Flattery and Faint Praise for All Occasions (Lines for All Occasions) by Knock Knock Hardcover $ In Stock. Ships from and sold by FREE Shipping on orders over $ Details. Insults and Comebacks for All Occasions $ In Stock/5(7). "O, flatter me, for love delights in praises."-Shakespeare "The whole World and the Bus'ness of it, is Manag'd by Flattery and Paradox; the one sets up False Gods, and the other maintains them."-Sir Roger L'Estrange "Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present."-Samuel Johnson "In this disorganized society, in which the passions of. Get this from a library! In praise of flattery. [Willis Goth Regier] -- "In a work as erudite as it is entertaining, Willis Goth Regier looks into flattery as an element as flammable (and as taken for granted) as oxygen. Giving flattery light, attention, and care, Regier.   It is the opposite of calculation. It is spontaneous. C.S. Lewis, in one of my favorite quotes, says, “We delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not only expresses, but completes the enjoyment. It is its appointed consummation.” Yes, exactly right. But flattery does not flow from a sincere delight in the thing being praised.

This is a book for those who would understand the history, tactics, and pleasures of flattery, not least the thrill of danger. "O, flatter me, for love delights in praises."-Shakespeare "The whole World and the Bus'ness of it, is Manag'd by Flattery and Paradox; the one sets up False Gods, and the other maintains them."-Sir Roger L'Estrange. On the surface flattery and praise can sound similar, but at the core they are exact opposites. The nature of praise is authenticity. It derives from a genuine delight in something observable. Flattery, in contrast, is insincere. A flatterer either doesn’t genuinely believe what they are saying or doesn’t really care if it’s true and valuable or not.   Question: "What does the Bible say about flattery?" Answer: Flattery can be defined as “the act of giving excessive compliments, generally for the purpose of ingratiating oneself with the subject.” The difference between flattery and a compliment is the benefactor. Flattery has a . excessive praise, flattery True leaders can distinguish sincere praise from blind adulation.