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HoraceI have made a monument more lasting than bronze.

—  Horace, 65-8 BC, Roman poet

Michel de MontaigneDon't talk about yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Mark TwainNoise proves nothing. Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer

Ferdinand FochNone but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.

—  Ferdinand Foch, 1851-1929, French field marshal

Woody AllenIf you're born with a gift, to behave like it's an achievement is not right.

—  Woody Allen, 1935-, American actor & film director

Walt WhitmanIf you done it, it ain't bragging.

—  Walt Whitman, 1819-1892, American poet

La RochefoucauldEveryone speaks well of his heart; no one dares speak well of his mind.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer


Bible Quotes

Old TestamentDo not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

—  Old Testament ‐ Proverbs 27:1

Epistles of PaulThe one boasting, let him boast in the Lord.

—  Epistles of Paul ‐ 1 Corinthians 1:31


Proverbs

English proverbIt is not the hen who cackles the loudest who hatches the most eggs.

—  English proverb










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