Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

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." - Tyron Edwards

"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." - Frank Tyger

"Your self-condemnation is always accredited, your self-praise discredited." - Michel de Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne