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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Flattery is like false money: it impoverishes those that receive it.
  Flattery is like Kolone water, tew be smelt of, not swallowed.
            —Josh Billings
  Your flattery, like a rich jewel, has a value not only from its superior lustre, but from its extraordinary scarceness.
            —Richard Cumberland
  Flattery resembles the picture of a suit of armour in this respect, that it is calculated to yield delight, not to render any actual service.
  Flattery is the destruction of all good fellowship; it is like a qualmish liqueur in the midst of a bottle of wine.
  Flattery is like a painted armor; only to show.
  Though flattery blossoms like friendship, yet there is a vast difference in the fruit.

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