Quotes of Boasting

“ 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

“ It ain't bragging if you can do it. ”

- Dizzy Dean

“ If you done it, it ain't bragging. ”

- Walt Whitman

“ I'm not bragging but my movies have grossed well over a billion dollars. ”

- Steve Guttenberg

“ I think (area residents) like the bragging rights of it. ”

- Steve Allen

“ A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. ”

- Johnny Unitas

“ It's not bragging if you can back it up. ”

- Muhammad Ali

“ You would be better off in exile than priding yourself on be like everyone else. ”

- George Weinberg

“ Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth. ”

- Bible

“ It's the world bragging rights. And I'm proud to represent Team USA. ”

- Johnny Damon

“ Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley. ”

- Unknown

“ The average man will bristle if you say his father was dishonest, but he will brag a little if he discovers that his great-grandfather was a pirate. ”

- Bern Williams

“ We think our civilization near its meridian, but we are yet only at the cock-crowing and the morning star. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The swaggering underemphasis of New England. ”

- Heywood Broun

“ For God hates utterly The bray of bragging tongues. ”

- Sophocles

“ The really tough thing about humility is you can't brag about it. ”

- Gene Brown

“ Bragging is not an attractive trait, but let's be honest. A man who catches a big fish doesn't go home through an alley. ”

- Ann Landers

“ Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado. ”

- Menander

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

- Henry David Thoreau

“ There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ If you play more than two chords, you're showing off. ”

- Woody Guthrie
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