Praise

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The cost of praising someone is nil - but every psychological study shows the payoff is huge.
There are two things people want more than sex and money recognition and praise.
There's nothing more demoralizing than having nobody notice good performance...the successful culture is one that provides constant recognition and applause. At the same time, it breeds a restless dissatisfaction that keeps you challenging yourself to a higher and higher performance.

Interview, Strategy + Business (1999)
Slight attentions or a kind word to the humble often bring back reward as great as it is unlooked for... I am indebted to these trifles for some of the happiest attentions and the most pleasing incidents of my life.

Autobiography (1920)
He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent
He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent
Oh, how empty is praise when it reflects back to its origin!
I will praise any man that will praise me
It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity
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