|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.|
C. C. ColtonLacon. P. 205.
|O Popular Applause! what heart of man|
Is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
CowperTask. Bk. II. L. 431.
| The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world, is the highest applause.|
EmersonAn Address. July 15, 1838.
| The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.|
Samuel JohnsonBoswells Life of Johnson. (1780).
|Like Cato, give his little senate laws,|
And sit attentive to his own applause.
PopePrologue to the Satires. L. 207.
| They threw their caps|
As they would hang them on the horns o the moon,
Shouting their emulation.
Coriolanus. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 216.
|I would applaud thee to the very echo,|
That should applaud again.
Macbeth. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 53.
| I love the people,|
But do not like to stage me to their eyes;
Though it do well, I do not relish well
Their loud applause, and Aves vehement;
Nor do I think the man of safe discretion,
That does affect it.
Measure for Measure. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 68.
|Vos valete et plaudite.|
Fare ye well, and give us your applause.
Terence. Last words of several comedies. See his Eunuchus V. 9. 64.