66+ Best Compliment Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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

Famous Compliment Quotes

If I could have just one wish, I would wish to wake up every day to the sound of your breath on my neck. The warmth of your lips on my cheek, the touch of your fingers on my skin, and the feel of your heart beating with mine. Knowing that I could never find that feeling with anyone other than you. Courtney Kuchta

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return. Peace Pilgrim

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow this is a human offering that can border on miraculous. Elizabeth Gilbert

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it. Wayne Gretzky

When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew. Arrigo Boito

You’re not going to be great at everything. Surround yourself with people that can compliment you so you can work together and then everybody can be successful. Jonathan Tisch

I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone. Arwen

I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it. Mitch Hedberg

You’re amazing and incredibly kind, did you know? Amanda Littrell

Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him. Samuel Butler

While interacting with you, a person learns a great deal about himself. Richelle E. Goodrich

I dislike the concept of chic being the highest compliment for a human being. I’d rather someone be nice than to be chic. Kanye West

My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read. Abraham Lincoln

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Gold is good in its place. But loving, brave, patriotic men are better than gold. Abraham Lincoln

I am suggesting that as we go through life, we accentuate the positive. I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort. Gordon B. Hinckley

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

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was. Jackson Pollock

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

Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life. Joyce Brothers

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

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

Only you, you’re the only thing I’ll see forever. In my eyes, in my words and in everything I do. West Side Story

The greatest compliment a coach can get from another coach around the league is, Hey, your guys play hard. They’re tough. Sean McDermott

Other men, it is said, have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. George Moore

By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time. Samuel Johnson

If I know what love is, it is because of you. Hermann Hesse

The greatest compliment I get about my writing is when people say, How did you know so much about me?’ And of course, the answer is very simple: ‘I just observed myself without sentimentality. Alain de Botton

I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. F. Scott Fitzgerald

The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work. Voltaire

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. A. A. Milne

A simple compliment goes a really long way for a guy to just come over and say, You have great hair or I really like your dress, and then just smile and walk away. That’s a great move, because he’s sort of putting himself out there by doing that, but it won’t lead to any embarrassment if the girl isn’t interested. Stacy Keibler

Some of my happiest moments are the ones I spend with my husband. Robin Marantz Henig

Over the years, more than one reviewer has described my fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, as historical fiction about history that never happened, flavoured with a dash of sorcery and spiced with dragons. I take that as a compliment. George R. R. Martin

I have a fantastic husband. Here’s the honeymoon part I still think he’s the funniest, wittiest, most clever man I’ve ever known. Sarah Jessica Parker

There are a whole bunch of roles where people say, Oh, you’re playing yourself. I guess it’s kind of a compliment. Or people say, Oh, man, you just roll out of bed and do that. The work is to make it look effortless. That’s the hard part. Matthew McConaughey

An easy going husband is the one indispensable comfort of life. Ouida

The lead singer of Ocean Colour Scene told me I looked like David Beckham when I interviewed him for MTV. I had short hair, was early in my career and still trying to find my confidence. Being a Man United fan, I should have taken it as a compliment but it was meant unkindly. Edith Bowman

My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim. Queen Elizabeth II

Nothing ruins the flow of conversation more quickly than refusing a compliment you have just received. Never disagree with something nice that is said to you or about you. Letitia Baldrige

I love my husband. I believe in him, and I am proud of his accomplishments. Pat Nixon

Longmire’ is more of a show about the characters, and you couldn’t pay a bigger compliment than to want to know more about my character, or the characters on the show. Bailey Chase

My dear husband, Richard, has been the driving force behind my success and rise to whatever level I am now. My story and legacy is incomplete without his mention. Joyce Banda

I wouldn’t take it as a compliment if someone looked at one of my shoes and said, Oh, that looks like a comfortable shoe. There is a heel that is too high to walk in, certainly. But who cares? You don’t have to walk in high heels. Christian Louboutin

Of course, my son has been the center of my life and will always be the center of my love. Hyacinth Mottley

Tell me I’m beautiful, it’s nothing. Tell me I’m intellectual I know it. Tell me I’m funny, and it’s the greatest compliment in the world anyone could give me. Julie Newmar

When you were a toddler, you made me smile. When you were a teenager, you made me worry. But now you are a man and my son, I am so proud of you and all your accomplishments! Catherine Pulsifer

When I was heavy, people would say to me and it was such a backhanded compliment they would say, You’ve got such a beautiful face, in the way of, like, Oh, isn’t it a shame that from the neck down you’re questionable. Kate Winslet

My son’s the most precious thing to me. He’s changed me from being selfish to selfless. Ricardo Antonio Chavira

Just don’t let the hype of what people are saying and how much they love you, y’know, just take the compliment and be thankful that people are complimenting you, but don’t let it consume you; don’t let your circumstances around you and the way people view you make you act a certain way. Mary J. Blige

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Walter Winchell

I’ve never had anyone just stick their hands through my hair. Yet. If they ask, I go, OK, you can, if you want to. It’s probably just going to feel like most people’s. I take it as a compliment. Charlie White

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable. David Tyson

When someone says that I’m angry it’s actually a compliment. I have not always been direct with my anger in my relationships, which is part of why I’d write about it in my songs because I had such fear around expressing anger as a woman. Alanis Morissette

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world. Leo Buscaglia

It is no compliment to be the stupidly idolised master of a dog whose instinct it is to idolise, but it is a very distinct tribute to be chosen as the friend and confidant of a philosophic cat who is wholly his own master and could easily choose another companion if he found such an one more agreeable and interesting. H. P. Lovecraft

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. Arnold H. Glasgow

There’s so many things about Babymetal you cannot just grasp with the sound. The visual has to compliment the sound, the costumes have to compliment the sound. Suzuka Nakamoto

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad. Arnold H. Glasgow

Whether it’s an innate ability or an acquired way of regarding the world around us, being labeled as funny can only be accepted as a compliment. Alan Zweibel

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. A. A. Milne

The highest compliment one can give a writer is not to say that one wholeheartedly agrees with his observations, but that he provoked really, forced difficult thinking about consequential matters and internal questioning of one’s own assumptions, often without quick or clear resolution. Glenn Greenwald

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected. Charles Lamb