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If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.
Henry David Thoreau
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
Man is always looking for someone to boast to; woman is always looking for a shoulder to put her head on.
H. L. Mencken
It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
W. Edwards Deming
Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.
It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.
An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity.
Michel de Montaigne
Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.
None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
E. W. Howe
We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?
We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.
Logan Pearsall Smith
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.
I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity. And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it. What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come.
Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was kept in order and increasing by staying in port; but know he finds, I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth, that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year.
I grew up in a completely bookless household. It was my father's boast that he had never read a book from end to end.
John le Carre
When you have a country that can boast that more than 95 percent of its eligible workforce is employed and pumping money back into economy, that's exceptionally good news, especially as we prepare to observe Labor Day.
J. D. Hayworth
It's kind of amazing how popular 'Grey's Anatomy' is. What other show can boast such an annoyingly sincere cast of doctors, sniveling through such perfunctory love triangles?
Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope.
I don't like to boast, but I have probably skipped more poetry than any other person of my age and weight in this country.
We're also the only country that has the Death Penalty. That's something to boast about, isn't it?
I get some of the nicest fan mail you could imagine. Also when I'm up for an award, my fans all vote online and then they'll boast to each other about how many thousands of times they've clicked my name. Their thumbs must be bleeding!
But who can paint like Nature? Can imagination boast, amid its gay creation, hues like hers?
Paris is certainly one of the most boastful of cities, and you could argue that it has had a lot to boast about: at various times the European centre of power, of civilisation, of the arts, and (self-advertisingly, at least) of love.
The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato - the best part under ground.
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