Quotes of Boast

“ He who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another. ”

- Seneca

“ If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance. ”

- Bern Williams

“ It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible. ”

- George W. Foote

“ Such is the patriot's boast, where'er we roam,His first, best country ever is, at home. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt, Not practise! ”

- Lord Byron

“ For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God., not as a result of works, that no one should boast. ”

- Bible

“ Far off I hear the crowing of the cocks, And through the opening door that time unlocks Feel the fresh breathing of To-morrow creep. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato - the best part under ground. ”

- Thomas Overbury

“ We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ A day without prayer is a boast against God. ”

- Owen Carr

“ Boast not of what thou would'st have done, but do. ”

- John Milton

“ Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting. ”

- Dr. Emmit Fox

“ Every other enjoyment malice may destroy; every other panegyric envy may withhold; but no human power can deprive the boaster of his own encomiums. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God., not as a result of works, that no one should boast. ”

- The Holy Bible

“ If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ In victory even the cowardly like to boast, while in adverse times even the brave are discredited. ”

- Sallust

“ Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting. ”

- Sidney J. Harris

“ Lord Bacon told Sir Edward Coke when he was boasting, The less you speak of your greatness, the more shall I think of it. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Man is always looking for someone to boast to; woman is always looking for a shoulder to put her head on. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ No language is rude that can boast polite writers. ”

- Aubrey Beardsley

“ None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married. ”

- Edgar Watson Howe

“ Those who boast of their decent, brag on what they owe to others. ”

- Marcus Annaeus Seneca

“ 'Tis the ignorant who boast. ”

- Carmen Sylva

“ We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much? ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ We boast our emancipation from many superstitions; but if we have broken any idols, it is through a transfer of idolatry. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ We should face reality and our past mistakes in an honest, adult way. Boasting of glory does not make glory, and singing in the dark does not dispel fear. ”

- King Hussein

“ When boasting ends, there dignity begins. ”

- Unknown

“ Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day might bring forth. ”

- King Solomon

“ If I cannot brag of knowing something, then I brag of not knowing it; at any rate, brag. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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