Quotations On Boasting

  • Where there is much pretension, much has been borrowed; nature never pretends.—Lavater.
  • Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.—Young.
    Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,
    Brags of his substance, not of ornament:
    They are but beggars that can count their worth. —Shakespeare.
  • A gentleman that loves to hear himself talk will speak more in a minute than he will stand to in a month.—Shakespeare.
  • The less people speak of their greatness the more we think of it.—Bacon.

  • Men of real merit, and whose noble and glorious deeds we are ready to acknowledge, are yet not to be endured when they vaunt their own actions.—Æschines.