'Tis an old maxim in the schools,
That flattery's the food of fools;
Yet now and then your men of wit
Will condescend to take a bit.
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Is accepting a compliment gracefully the same as condescending to flattery?
If we receive recognition for individual accomplishments in school; work or church are we wrong to accept them without acknowledging the true source of our gifts and talents?
When we are inspired to act and as a result we have accomplished something great how do we accept the thanks and gratitude of others knowing that the inspiration was divine?