Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.
There are two things people want more than sex and money - recognition and praise.
Watch how a man takes praise and there you have the measure of him.
I praise loudly, I blame softly.
I can take any amount of criticism, so long as it is unqualified praise.
Praise should always be given in public, criticism should always be given in private.
I find that pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much 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.
He has great tranquility of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the faultfinding of men.
People ask you for criticism but they only want praise.
Some praise at morning what they blame at night; But always think the last opinion right.
We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in telling us the truth?
You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me - I always feel that they have not said enough.