Norman Vincent Peale

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives...

Richard Branson

Spend more time smiling than frowning and more time praising than criticizing.

Sam Cooke

You got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and latch on to the affirmative. Don't mess with Mr. In Between.

Victor Hugo

...Man lives by affirmation even more than he does by bread.

William Arthur Ward

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.

William Arthur Ward

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.