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1. "Nothing instills more fear and worry in one's good heart than his burgeoning success as it devours his precious & pleasurable moments for self-introspection to make timely correction with an influx of a lot of fake people as sycophants around his personal life to summarily deplete the real value of living."
Author: Anuj Somany
2. "Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere."
Author: Benjamin F. Wade
3. "A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard."
Author: Billy Wilder
4. "The world of this is a load of crap. You get all these bloody people, so incredibly sycophantic."
Author: Charlie Watts
5. "Should a writer have a social purpose? Any honest writer is bound to become a critic of the society he lives in, and sometimes, like Mark Twain or Kurt Vonnegut or Leo Tolstoy or Francois Rabelais, a very harsh critic indeed. The others are sycophants, courtiers, servitors, entertainers. Shakespeare was a sychophant; however, he was and is also a very good poet, and so we continue to read him."
Author: Edward Abbey
6. "I would rather a thousand times be a free soul in jail than to be a sycophant and coward in the streets."
Author: Eugene V. Debs
7. "It's pleasant to get used to the expensive, the soft, the comfortable. Once you're addicted, it's so easy to become a sycophant, to trim the sails of your judgment in order to be kept on. The next step is to change your work to please those in power, and that is death to the sculptor."
Author: Irving Stone
8. "But all this was beside the point. What scared Amy was the mere fact of what looked inescapably like recreational malevolence. The poem had been written by an adult, not some teen with an unfinished brain. Whoever wrote the line bootlicker, sycophant, toady intended damage, understood how Carla would feel, how anybody would feel, being called such names. The line was playful, offhand, the poem itself a smug, imperious cat stretch. The writer was having fun. Amy had been comfortable in the same room with someone whose idea of fun this was."
Author: Jincy Willett
9. "I don't like sycophants. Unless you're a cat."
Author: Primadonna Angela
10. "Whenever you commend, add a compelling reason for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and the admiration of fools."
Author: Richard Steele
11. "We the people have no excuse for starry-eyed sycophantic group-think in the Information Age. Knowledge is but a fingertip away."
Author: Tiffany Madison
12. "Sycophant learns from dogs."
Author: Toba Beta
13. "In his essay,Agastya had said that his real ambition was to be a domesticated male stray dog because they lived the best life.They were assured of food,and because they were stray they didn't have to guard a house or beg or shake paws or fetch trifles or be clean or anything similarly meaningless to earn their food.They were servile and sycophantic when hungry;once fed,and before sleep,they wagged their tails perfunctorily whenever their hosts passes,as an investment for future meals.A stray dog was free,he slept a lot,barked unexpectedly and only when he wanted to,and got a lot of sex."
Author: Upamanyu Chatterjee

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