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Flattery will get you nowhere.

Flattering me will not increase your chances of success. A: Gee, you can do almost anything, can't you? B: Probably, but flattery will get you nowhere.
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Prov. Copying someone is flattering because it shows you want to be like that person. Child: Susie's doing everything I do. Make her stop. Mother: Don't be cross with her. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but I don't feel flattered when Mary copies my answers to the homework.
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Flattery will get you nowhere.

  (humorous)
something that you say to someone in order to tell them that their praise will not persuade you to do anything that you do not want to do Well, I'm glad you liked the meal, but flattery will get you nowhere!
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