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Flattery: Dean Jonathan Swift

‘Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery’s the food of fools; Yet now and then your man of wit Will condescend to take a bit. Jonathan Swift The image, via Wikimedia, is of King Canute ‘reproving the flattery … Continue reading

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Flattery: Adlai Stevenson

I suppose flattery hurts no one, that is, if he doesn’t inhale. Adlai Stevenson 1900-1965 Television broadcast 30 March 1952 The image is copyright: iQoncept via Shutterstock

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