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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1459
AUTHOR: George Noel Gordon Byron (1788–1824)
QUOTATION: It is not for minds like ours to give or to receive flattery; yet the praises of sincerity have ever been permitted to the voice of friendship.
ATTRIBUTION: GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON, “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage,” canto 4, dedication, The Complete Poetical Works of Lord Byron, ed. Paul E. More, p. 54 (1905).