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In praise of flattery

Willis Goth Regier

In praise of flattery

by Willis Goth Regier

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Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln, NE .
Written in English


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StatementWillis Goth Regier.
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LC ClassificationsBJ
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 189 p. :
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22762117M
ISBN 109780803239692
OCLC/WorldCa85692786

His essay in praise of the fl y is a textbook example of his ability to praise anything. 6. Most abundant are the men and women who imagine themselves heroes because somebody once fl attered them. You know the type. Th ey have become the common property of farce from here to Cited by: 2. In Praise of Flattery by Richard Stengel. By Don Kruse on October 6, In Praise of Flattery by Richard Stengel. Perfect, gentle reader: I won’t begin this essay with a tribute to your wisdom because a person of your obvious accomplishments would surely be immune to such puffery.

  Flattery, writes, Richard Stengel, "is strategic praise, praise with a purpose. It may be inflated or exaggerated or it may be accurate and truthful, but it is praise that seeks some result.   There is a massive grade inflation of such public praise, a kind of halo effect around celebrity that results in a society-wide giving of praise where praise is not due. The result is that such public flattery has debased and cheapened the currency of private praise. We've become warier, more ironic about praise in general.

Flattery (also called adulation or blandishment) is the act of giving excessive compliments, generally for the purpose of ingratiating oneself with the subject. It is also used in pick-up lines when attempting to initiate sexual or romantic courtship.. Historically, flattery has been used as a standard form of discourse when addressing a king or the Renaissance, it was a common. Proverbs Dissected & Defined. That they (my words) may keep (protect) thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.. Daily-Devo Paraphrase Definition of Flattery. Flatter is defined as praise that feeds self-love. We have defined previously that a strange woman or a strange man is someone who belongs to another. If they are married, they belong to their.


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In praise of flattery by Willis Goth Regier Download PDF EPUB FB2

Engaging, entertaining, and enlightening, In Praise of Flattery is recommended for anyone interested in learning a bit more about human nature. P.S. Those with a love of aphorisms, with which this book is well stocked, will find it particularly rewarding.

Read more. 2 people found this by: 2. In Praise of Flattery book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Where would we be without flattery. Hobbes deemed it an honorable du 3/5(3).

Praise and Flattery Defined Praise is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as an expression of approval or commendation, and the word can also denote worship or the giving of glory. Clearly the latter two meanings refer only to praise that is directed to Jehovah God.

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. There are lots of quotations weaved in, which flower the book and illustrate the points (and if you like quotes, see also his Quotology book!).

In Praise of Flattery has a beautiful design on the cover and throughout at the chapter breaks - so stylish - as 5/5. 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.

"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. An example of the disastrous result of accepting flattery and the praise of men is Herod Agrippa I, who was flatteringly praised by the crowd as speaking with “a god’s voice.” Because he accepted the flattery and did not give the glory to God, he was struck by God’s angel and died.

excessive praise, flattery True leaders can distinguish sincere praise from blind adulation. In Praise of Flattery (p) ISBN Buy this book The research is thorough and the writing compelling in historian Regier's latest, but the appeal of this academic exploration.

Get this from a library. In praise of flattery. [Willis Goth Regier] -- Where would we be without flattery. Giving flattery light, attention, and care, this title treats readers to hundreds of historical examples drawn from the highest social circles in politics. The highest form of flattery.

In praise of plagiarism took ideas for the book from her ex-boyfriend’s emails, Writing in the Guardian inAuthor: Jeremy Gavron. Do You Lead Others Through Flattery or Praise. Last week, Mike Myatt wrote an interesting post on the differences between flattery and praise. After reading his piece, I got to thinking about this subject in terms of how leaders communicate and guide their teams, and the impact these comments can have on their employees.

You’re Too Kind: A Brief History of Flattery (Get your copy on Amazon.) The history of flattery – and why it’s an art form well worth studying.

Ranging from the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt, an outrageous form of physical self-flattery to the publication of “How To Win Friends. This type of praise is solely for personal gain, leaving us vulnerable to acts of manipulation. But, there's another flattery technique that is more valuable and has ethical ambitions that can potentially change the world for good — guided flattery.

Praise is appreciation. Flattery is lip-service. Praise comes from the heart, while flattery is insincere and shallow. Praise is genuine and deserved, flattery often has no discernible relevance. Praise seeks and asks for nothing in return. Flatte.