To congratulate one's self

to rejoice; to feel satisfaction; to consider one's self happy or fortunate.

See also: Congratulate

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It is not enough, he argues, simply to believe passionately in the Good: "To congratulate one's self on one's warm commitment to the environment, or to peace, or to the oppressed and think no more, is a profound moral fault." Any education that brings students only this far is ipso facto faulty in a moral sense.