Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Left-handed praise

          Terry was a girl who believed in giving praise where praise was due, even though there was the risk that such praise might increase the tendency of its recipient to get above himself.
          "What a splendid idea. How nice it is to come across someone with a really criminal mind. I  suppose this is one of those hidden depths of yours that you were speaking of?
          "That's right. I'm full of them."

(from Spring Fever, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)

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