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Praise and Recognition Quotes

  • "Always establish a paper trail to make sure others can't take credit for what you do."
    Dennis, Lord Stevenson (1945–), British company director
    Source: Management Today (April 1999)
  • "Congratulations offer more potential than cash. The amount of available cash is limited, but managers have an unlimited supply of congratulations. It's important to pay people fairly, but managers also should heap on congratulations and feed people's souls."
    Kenneth Blanchard (1939–), US management theorist and author
    Source: “The Gift of the Goose,” Quality Digest (December 1997)
  • "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them."
    Mark Twain (18351910), US writer
    Source: Quoted in Woodbury Reports Archives (August 1995)
  • "If you cannot communicate your many worthwhile achievements, no one will ever know what you have done."
    Jac Fitz-Enz (1948–), US writer
    Source: How to Measure Human Resources Management (1995)
  • "They gave me star treatment when I was making a lot of money. But I was just as good when I was poor."
    Bob Marley (19451981), Jamaican musician
    Source: Quoted in True Confessions (Jon Winokar, 1992)
  • "It goes back to all of us wanting to be in Hollywood. We’re all dying to win an Oscar."
    Jerry Della Femina (1936–), US advertising executive
    Source: Wall Street Journal (1987)
  • "There is no end to what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit."
    Florence Luscomb (18871985), US campaigner for women's suffrage, architect, and pacifist
    Source: Quoted in Moving the Mountain (E. Cantorow, 1980)
  • "The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There's far less competition."
    Dwight Morrow (18731931), US lawyer, banker, and diplomat
    Written in a letter to his son.
    Source: Quoted in Dwight Morrow (Harold Nicolson, 1935)
  • "Watch how a man takes praise and there you have the measure of him."
    Thomas Burke (18861945), British writer
    Source: T. P.'s Weekly (June 8, 1928)
  • "We find it easy to believe that praise is sincere: why should anyone lie in telling us the truth?"
    Jean Rostand (18941977), French biologist and writer
    Source: De la vanité (1925)
  • "People ask you for criticism but they only want praise."
    W. Somerset Maugham (18741965), British novelist, short-story writer, and dramatist
    Source: Of Human Bondage (1915)
  • "Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise."
    Mary Kay Ash (19152001), US entrepreneur, business executive, and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics
    Source: Attributed

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