52+ Best Compliment Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Profoundly inspirational compliment quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Compliment Quotes

You have to love yourself or you’ll never be able to accept compliments from anyone. – Dean Wareham

The most sincere compliment we can pay is attention. – Walter Inglis Anderson

You’re beautiful. Yes, you are, you’re very very beautiful. Extremely beautiful. – Orson Welles

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha

I’ve always found that the most beautiful people, truly beautiful inside and out, are the ones who are quietly unaware of their effect. His eyes searched mine intently, and for a moment we stood there toe to toe.The ones who throw their beauty around, waste what they have? Their beauty is only passing. It’s just a shell hiding nothing but shadows and emptiness. – Jennifer L. Armentrout

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. – Eleanor Roosevelt

I was very pleased with your kind letter. Until now I never dreamed of being something like a hero. But since you’ve given me the nomination I feel that I am one. – Albert Einstein

If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. – Fred Rogers

It is never ridicule, but a compliment, that knocks a philosopher off his feet. He is already positioned for every possible counter-attack, counter-argument, and retort…only to find a big bear hug coming his way. – Criss Jami

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. – Denis Waitley

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. – Malcolm S. Forbes

Love yourself instead of abusing yourself. – Karolina Kurkova

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Remember to be as smart as you are. – Judd Nelson

Try your hardest to be confident in who you are. You are enough —you are beautiful. – Meagan Tandy

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. – Unknown

Is there a day you haven’t made better? – Unknown

The hours I spend with you, I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it … you and you alone make me feel that I am alive … Other men, it is said, have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. – George Moore

You’ve shown me what unconditional love feels like. Thank you for letting me experience what it feels like to find safety in another person. – Unknown

You’re accomplishing so much. Every day you are growing and evolving into a better, stronger version of who you were yesterday. You have already done so much in the time that I’ve known you. Your passion for life has encouraged me to dream bigger, love harder, and find beauty everywhere. – Unknown

How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels? – Sonia Rykiel

If you died or something happened to you, I would delete your browser history for you. – Unknown

You’re my favorite person to talk to. I never get tired of hearing your voice, your stories. I always want more. – Unknown

A superstar doesn’t just use the spotlight for themselves. – Sasha Velour

Your hair looks stunning. – Unknown

You’re perfect. You’re beautiful. You look like Linda Evangelista. You’re a model. – Aja, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Compliments and criticism are all ultimately based on some form of projection. – Billy Corgan

No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference. – George Eliot

To pay compliments to the one we love is the first method of caressing, a demi-audacity venturing. A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. – Victor Hugo

The best compliment to a mother is to appreciate her little one. – Anne Bronte

The best advice is often the compliments received, and they are often about an associate who did something exceptional. I tell my teams that it’s the random acts of kindness, the unexpected, that people remember most. – Barry Sternlicht

Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them. – Thomas Fuller

An occasional compliment is necessary to keep up one’s self-respect. – Mark Twain

The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own. – Alistair Cooke

Everybody likes a compliment. – Abraham Lincoln

Compliments land as soft and gentle on my ears as a butterfly. – Richelle E. Goodrich

If you can’t get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one. – Mark Twain

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. – Victor Hugo

Complimenting someone in an exaggerated way is known as flattery, and flattery will generally get you anything you want. – Lemony Snicket

The finest compliment you can pay a man is that his word was as good as gold. – Evel Knievel

Compliments aren’t really a journalistic angle. – Sydney Pollack

The young compliment their greatness on the number of their friends; the old, on the confidence of them. – Norm MacDonald

No compliment is ever sufficient and every insult, of course, is true. – Jesse Eisenberg

If people did not compliment one another there would be little society. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses. – Joyce Meyer

A compliment is verbal sunshine. – Atharva Veda

It’s still a compliment when you’re backed by younger and older, but it’s actually unexpected. It’s surprising, but for me it’s in fact the most beautiful compliment. – Stromae

Compliment others on the virtues they have; and they’re not half as pleased as being complimented for the ones they don’t have. – Malcolm Forbes

It’s good to receive compliments, and it’s even better to give them. – Jason Harvey

If your compliments are making women feel uncomfortable, scared, anxious, annoyed or harassed, you’re probably not doing them right. – Laura Bates

A sincere compliment is always grateful to a lady, so long as you don’t try to knock her down with it. – Mark Twain

A compliment is usually accompanied with a bow, as if to beg pardon for paying it. – A.W. Hare

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