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Boasting Quotes

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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

We can't allow multinational oil companies boasting
of record profits to gouge consumers...
We must do what we can to fix this problem.
- Stephanie Herseth

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism,
for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
- Sydney J. Harris

When boasting ends, there dignity begins.
- Owen D. Young

 

The negative aspects of Scottish Nationalism are a
kind of aggressive complacency,
that sort of boasting; but that's an expression of insecurity,
I think, of a lack of confidence.
- Douglas Dunn

The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the
bad luck that follows boasting.
- Gertrude Stein

Pride in boasting of family antiquity,
makes duration stand for merit.
- John Zimmerman

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There is much boasting among the young men about their
teams as their horse and carts in Cleveland.
Most of the Yorkshire men take as much delight in their
ox draught as they used to do in their Horse Draught.
- Nathaniel Smith

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
- Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)

If I seem to boast more than is becoming,
my excuse is that I brag
for humanity rather than for myself.
- Henry David Thoreau

Profit in business comes from repeat customers,
customers that boast about your project or service,
and that bring friends with them.
- W. Edwards Deming

But who can paint like Nature? Can imagination boast,
amid its gay creation, hues like hers?
- James Thomson

We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to,
while to the others we boast.
- Logan P. Smith

No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
- Aubrey Beardsley

Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.
- Aeschylus

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
- Bertrand Russell

I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen:
ignorance of theological truth,
and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it.
- Edward Irving

We're also the only country that has the Death Penalty.
That's something to boast about, isn't it?
- Tony Randall

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.
- Bern Williams

An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity.
- Michel de Montaigne

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

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

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

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.
- Sallust

Let who will boast their courage in the field,
I find but little safety from my shield,
Nature's, not honour's law we must obey:
This made me cast my useless shield away.
- Archilochus

Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S.
imperialists who boast of their technological superiority.
- Kim Il-sung

But what has America to boast? What are the graces
or the virtues which distinguish its inhabitants? What
are their triumphs in war,
or their inventions in peace?
- Thomas Day

Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day,
rarely of what they had seen.
- Louis L'Amour

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.
- Will Cuppy

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.
- Don Marquis

We are not out to boast that there is so much percentage of growth per year.
Our real concern is how it affects the lives of people,
the future of our country.
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

It has, therefore, been a favorite boast of the people of Wales and Cornwall,
that the original British stock flourishes in its unmixed purity only among them.
- Thomas Bulfinch

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.
It is often only carelessness of opinion,
and sometimes an indirect boast.
- Jane Austen

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 is common for those that are farthest from God,
to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church.
- Matthew Henry

A true history of human events would show that a far
larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden
impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.
- Peter Cooper

He lives to build, not boast, a generous race;
No tenth transmitter of a foolish face.
- Richard Savage

Those who boast of their descent, brag on what they owe to others.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope.
- Bernard Berenson

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.
- Emil Zatopek

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.
- Horatio Nelson

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.
- Richard Dawkins

The most important thing in our war preparations is
to teach all our people to hate U.S.
imperialism.
Otherwise, we will not be able to defeat the U.S.
imperialists who boast of their technological superiority.
- Kim Il Sung

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

Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal
truths that are indispensable to salvation,
of no revealed religion in the sense in which that
term is usually understood.
- Moses Mendelssohn

The petty man is eager to make boasts,
yet desires that others should believe in him.
He enthusiastically engages in deception,
yet wants others to have affection for him.
He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.
- Xun Zi

Happiness was not made to be boasted,
but enjoyed.
Therefore tho others count me miserable,
I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy;
nor fear them.
- Thomas Traherne

The human organism inherits so delicate an adjustment to climate that,
in spite of man's boasted ability to live anywhere,
the strain of the frozen North eliminates the more
nervous and active types of mind.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is a choice.
- Anonymous

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand


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