Adulation Quotes On Success In Life

These adulation quotes will inspire you. Adulation obsequious flattery; excessive admiration or praise.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging adulation quotes, adulation sayings, and adulation proverbs.

Best Adulation Quotes

  1. “Most of the good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.” ~ Linus Torvalds
  2. “The more boring a child is, the more the parents, when showing off the child, receive adulation for being good parents — because they have a tame child-creature in their house.” ~ Frank Zappa
  3. “And it was only released in London last week, so when I go back to England Monday or whatever, I am expecting heaps of adulation. I’m hoping there is. If that doesn’t happen I will be disappointed.” ~ David Thewlis
  4. “I’m always shy in front of an audience, so I’m always at the back, in the shadows, just doing it. I don’t like the front, the adulation.” ~ Bill Wyman

  5. “The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other, to induce people to lie.” ~ Lord Byron
  6. “Look, three love affairs in history, are Abelard and Eloise, Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this President at the moment. But this doesn’t matter over time. Reality will impinge. If his programs work, he’s fine. If it doesn’t work, all of the adulation of journalists in the world won’t matter.” ~ George Will
  7. “A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.” ~ Fawn M. Brodie
  8. “I savour the adulation and love I have been getting from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family. Fourteen years have given me a lot and I can’t thank God and the industry enough.” ~ Akshay Kumar

  9. “We do this for the art, not the adulation. I’d rather our music get liked and we get ignored. I don’t want to be adored for anything other than the music.” ~ Andy Partridge
  10. “I wanted to play drums because I fell in love with the glitter and the lights, but it wasn’t about adulation. It was being up there playing.” ~ Charlie Watts
  11. “Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver; and adulation is not of more service to the people than to kings.” ~ Edmund Burke
  12. “If you are lucky enough to be a success, by all means enjoy the applause and the adulation of the public. But never, never believe it.” ~ Robert Montgomery

  13. “The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith
  14. “Smitten as we are with the vision of social righteousness, a God indifferent to everything but adulation, and full of partiality for his individual favorites, lacks an essential element of largeness.” ~ William James
  15. “I believe that it is possible for one to praise, without concern, any man after he is dead since every reason and supervision for adulation is lacking.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
  16. “No adulation; ’tis the death of virtue; Who flatters, is of all mankind the lowest Save he who courts the flattery.” ~ Hannah More

  17. “Only the very rarest of princes can endure even a little criticism, and few of them can put up with even a pause in the adulation.” ~ Walter Lippmann
  18. “I have always hated biography, and more especially, autobiography. If biography, the writer invariably finds it necessary to plaster the subject with praises, flattery and adulation and to invest him with all the Christian graces. If autobiography, the same plan is followed, but the writer apologizes for it.” ~ Carolyn Wells
  19. “I remember being in Atlantic City once when I was 18 or 19, and a sea of people were screaming and pulling their hair because I was there. It was weird. Nobody deserves adulation like that. I tried to explain it to my kids once. I said, ‘Mommy used to be kind of cool, kind of like a Britney Spears.” ~ Genie Francis
  20. “Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver.” ~ Edmund Burke

  21. “The thing I fail to do is fully comprehend what’s given back to me by the audience. You would think you would be a performer partly so you could feel all the appreciation or adulation, but I haven’t quite managed that yet.” ~ Michelle Shocked
  22. “Even the humblest Party member is expected to be competent, industrious, and even intelligent within narrow limits, but it is also necessary that he should be a credulous and ignorant fanatic whose prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation, and orgiastic triumph. In other words it is necessary that he should have the mentality appropriate to a state of war. It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going well or badly. All that is needed is that a state of war should exist.” ~ George Orwell
  23. “Continuously, we have to fight to defeat the primitive tendency towards the glorification of arms, the adulation of force, born of the illusion that injustice can be perpetuated by the capacity to kill, or that disputes are necessarily best resolved by resort to violent means.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  24. “The most stable, and therefore, the most healthy self-esteem is based on deserved respect from others rather than on external fame or celebrity and unwarranted adulation.” ~ Abraham Maslow

  25. “All that is good is ours not by right but by the sheer bounty of a gracious God” ~ Brennan Manning
  26. “Las Vegas is a city of kickbacks. A desert city of greased palms. A place where a $20 bill can buy approval, a $100 bill adulation and $1,000 canonization.” ~ Nicholas Pileggi
  27. “To criticize one’s country is to do it a service…. Criticism, in short, is more than a right; it is an act of patriotism-a higher form of patriotism, I believe, than the familiar rituals and national adulation.” ~ J. William Fulbright
  28. “Where the work goes, I go. Wherever adulation occurs, that’s where you’ll find me.” ~ Ed Asner

  29. “Goose pimples rose all over me, my hair stood on end, my eyes filled with tears of love and gratitude for this greatest of all conquerors of human misery and shame, and my breath came in little gasps. If I had not known that the Leader would have scorned such adulation, I might have fallen to my knees in unashamed worship, but instead I drew myself to attention, raised my arm in the eternal salute of the ancient Roman Legions and repeated the holy words, “Heil Hitler!”” ~ George Lincoln Rockwell
  30. “Somehow, in many of those near-miss instances, I’ve managed to fight through and continue. But in all these situations, even when they’re apparently going well, I feel I am living on the razor’s edge between success and failure, adulation and humiliation – between justifying my existence and revealing my unworthiness to be alive.” ~ Scott Stossel
  31. “It appears to me that those who rely simply on the weight of authority to prove any assertion, without searching out the arguments to support it, act absurdly. I wish to question freely and to answer freely without any sort of adulation. That well becomes any who are sincere in the search for truth.” ~ Vincenzo Galilei
  32. “It’s the circumstances of popular monarchy, the manner in which it’s developed, and it is also the fault of the people who present her with this unquestioning adulation. In other words, it’s their lack of a larger faith. Which makes them fasten onto, a purely earthly symbol.” ~ Malcolm Muggeridge

  33. “I have a very great respect for Americans, and having been a correspondent in this country, and I believe that Americans are people who respond much better to facts and truthful, genuine speculation, than they do to purely, kind of phoney, adulation.” ~ Malcolm Muggeridge
  34. “The anniversary of the Montgomery boycott was being celebrated, and the handbill that was out, and all whatever literature that was circulated, didn’t say practically anything about movement or what the movement stood for, what it had done, or anything, but was simply adulation of the leader, you know, [Martin Luther] King.” ~ Ella Baker
  35. “I think [Charles] Dickens was an extrovert and Nelly [Ternan] an introvert, and I think that Nelly saw beyond the fame and adulation and she actually loved Dickens essentially for who he was. So I think he felt like she was someone he could be himself with.” ~ Felicity Jones
  36. “[John’s Adams] description of [Benjamin] Franklin in a letter to [his wife] Abigail in 1775 is laudatory. Only when he experiences all the adulation paid to Franklin in Paris does he begin to change his tune.” ~ Gordon S. Wood

  37. “I have this mistress: show business. I get a lot of love and adulation from outside, and [my wife] lets me have that, while she does all the real-life stuff that counts — making sure the kids are going to school and all that. I married a saint — well, a saint who curses.” ~ Ray Romano
  38. “On the road, as a ‘rock star,’ there’s superficial attention and adulation is thrown at you for a couple of hours – then you’re alone in your room and it’s lonely.” ~ Melissa Etheridge
  39. “Giving consistent effort in the little things in day-to-day life leads to true greatness. Specifically, it is the thousands of little deeds and tasks of service and sacrifice that constitute the giving or losing of one’s life for others and for the Lord. They include gaining a knowledge of our Father in Heaven and of the gospel. They also include bringing others into the faith and fellowship of his kingdom. These things do not usually receive the attention or the adulation of the world…. .” ~ Howard W. Hunter
  40. “In the game of cricket it has always been customary to accord more adulation to batsman than to bowlers.” ~ Ian Peebles

  41. “I had no expectation of the level of adulation that would come my way. I just wanted to make a living with a regular role in a television series.” ~ Harrison Ford
  42. “The tadpole poet will never grow into anything bigger than a frog; not though in that stage of development he should puff and blow himself till he bursts with windy adulation at the heels of the laureled ox.” ~ Algernon Charles Swinburne
  43. “That is what marks out the warrior: the knowledge that willpower and courage are not the same thing. Courage can attract fear and adulation, but willpower requires patience and commitment. Men and women with immense willpower are generally solitary types and give off a kind of coolness. Many people mistakenly think that (they) are cold (people) when nothing could be further from the truth.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  44. “The ocean has the conscienceless temper of a savage autocrat spoiled by much adulation” ~ Joseph Conrad

  45. “It`s important to know where you`ve come from so that you can know where you`re going. I probably chose my profession because I was seeking approval, adulation, admiration and affection.” ~ Cary Grant
  46. “Men are weak and constantly need reassurance, so now that they fail to find adulation in the opposite sex, they’re turning to each other. Less and less do men need women. More and more do gentlemen prefer gentlemen.” ~ Anita Loos
  47. “Celebrities were quick to understand that paparazzi could make icons of them. The more a star is followed and admired, the greater the adulation. So they raised the stakes, sometimes hiding when they don’t even need to. Today, stardom is more ephemeral and it’s photography that gives them their celebrity status.” ~ Ron Galella
  48. “Mass adulation from the multitudes does not penetrate your soul or your core.” ~ Rosie O’Donnell

  49. “The joy he brings to the millions of his countrymen, the grace with which he handles all the adulation and the expectations and his innate humility – all make for a one-in-a-billion individual.” ~ Glenn McGrath
  50. “The gospel of grace nullifies our adulation of televangelists, charismatic superstars, and local church heroes. It obliterates the two-class citizenship theory operative in many American churches. For grace proclaims the awesome truth that all is gift. All that is good is ours, not by right, but by the sheer bounty of a gracious God.” ~ Brennan Manning
  51. “Failing to induce adulation and submissiveness, the Angkar could only generate hatred. If concealment was the ultimate ploy for the leadership, it backfired and whipped up abhorrence in the
    context of total revolution. This might be one of the explanations why repression assumed proportions unknown in other Communist countries. The mask of Angkar was a good tactic to grab
    power, but it proved disastrous in government.” ~ Pol Pot
  52. “If you’re a movie star, there’s a cycle you go through: adoration, adulation, you’re used, and then you’re discarded. And it happens again and again, always in that sequence.” ~ John Cusack

  53. “Would you be willing to give your life to save the world if no one ever knew your name? If anonymity was the price you would have to pay for significance, would it be too great a price? To live a life of courage is not a guarantee of prestige or adulation. It only matters if you live and die fulfilling the mission you were born for.” ~ Erwin McManus
  54. “To be a skilled politician, you have to be genuine. To really make it work, you have to love people. You have to love the contact, you have to love the energy, you’ve gotta love inspiring people and getting their adulation in return. You can’t separate what’s genuine from what is necessary.” ~ Robert Reich
  55. “I believe that Jesus would have given His life for just one person. Jesus emptied Himself, He humbled Himself and He so yielded Himself to His Father’s love that He had no ambition of His own. He was not looking to build an empire, He did not want praise or adulation or to impress people with who or how many followed Him. He stopped over and over again for just one person, for just one life.” ~ Heidi Baker
  56. “I spent so long studying really hard to become a fine actor, but threw it all away because I got the adulation and the fame so easily” ~ Mickey Rourke

  57. “Money, power, love, sex (until they get married), adulation, children, and control. Of these, children cause the most trouble. Women also want equal rights and equal pay for equal work, and I agree with them 100%. Though on some days it is hard to figure out how a species that controls 97% of the money and all the pussy can be downtrodden.” ~ Larry L. King
  58. “For all her active goodness, Florence Nightingale herself was far from being the angelic figure of popular adulation: according to Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians she was a self-righteous, domineering amazon, who was ruthless in her compassion, merciless in her philantropy, destructive in friendships, obsessional in her list for power, and demonic in her saintliness.” ~ David Cannadine
  59. “The only players that are having fun are those having a good year, feasting on pitching or blowing down hitters and garnering all the adulation that goes with it. But, if you’re not hitting or not throwing well, or are injured, you better look for fun someplace else.” ~ Dave Winfield
  60. “I have received more fulfillment and adulation than I would ever know what to do within terms of show business.” ~ Maria Bamford

  61. “I wanted to be seen as a good person, and never wanted to let people down, but I found it hard to handle the fame or adulation. I didn’t feel worthy of it. I was ashamed by who I thought I was because I felt partly responsible [for the abuse] and I was never able to enjoy the stuff I should have been able to enjoy. My first thought when I won the Tour was: ‘My God, I’m going to be famous’, and then I thought, ‘He’s going to call’. I was always waiting for that phone call. I lived in fear that anyone would ever find out.” ~ Greg LeMond
  62. “Motherhood, to be sure, receives a great deal of sentimental adulation, but only if it is committed in accordance with rules which have been prescribed by a predominantly masculine society. Per se it is accorded no respect whatever. When it results from a sexual relationship which has been duly sanctioned by organized society, it is holy, no matter how much it may transgress the rules of decency, health, or common sense. Otherwise it is a sin meriting social ostracism for the mother and obloquy for the child – an ostracism and obloquy, significantly enough, in which the father does not share.” ~ Suzanne La Follette
  63. “While the impostor draws his identity from past achievements and the adulation of others, the true self claims identity in its belovedness. We encounter God in the ordinariness of life: not in the search for spiritual highs and extraordinary, mystical experiences but in our simple presence in life.” ~ Brennan Manning

  64. “What is the average type of a counterfeit church? A hammock, attached on one side to the cross, and, on the other, held and swung to and fro by the forefinger of Mammon; its freight of nominal Christians elegantly moaning meanwhile over the evils of the times, and not at ease unless fanned by eloquence and music, and sprinkled by social adulations into perfumed, unheroic slumber.” ~ Joseph Cook
  65. “Our weapons are the ironic mind against the literal: the open mind against the credulous; the courageous pursuit of truth against the fearful and abject forces who would set limits to investigation (and who stupidly claim that we already have all the truth we need). Perhaps above all, we affirm life over the cults of death and human sacrifice and are afraid, not of inevitable death, but rather of a human life that is cramped and distorted by the pathetic need to offer mindless adulation, or the dismal belief that the laws of nature respond to wailings and incantations.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

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