Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On The Cardinal Virtues
Q[115] Of Flattery
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We must now consider the vices opposed to the aforesaid virtue: (1) Flattery, and (2) Quarreling. Concerning flattery there are two points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether flattery is a sin?

A[2] Whether it is a mortal sin?