Self-praise

Self-praise and self-depreciation are alike absurd.

Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.

All censure of a man's self is oblique praise. It is in order to show how much he can spare. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the reproach of falsehood.

Your self-condemnation is always accredited, your self-praise discredited.

Self-appraisal will do more for you than self-praise will.

Your self-condemnation is always accredited, your self-praise discredited.