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Cynical quotations about people

Three more great quotes with references for those of us who like to ‘dote on scraps of learning’ as the last quoted suggests!

On reputations-

The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.
– Quentin Crisp

On Flattery-

He who praises you for what you lack wishes to take from you what you have.
– Don Juan Manuel

On using quotations-

Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, /And think they grow immortal as they quote.
– Edward Young

Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey

Managing Director at The Message Business
Jim is the MD of The Message Business, a company which helps FTSE 100 companies to sell themselves, and their products better. Speech writer, Prezi trainer and designer, coach and consultant, Jim also finds time to be a proud father and husband.
Jim Harvey
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