Sophronia, darling, Mr and Mrs Boffin will remind you of the old adage, that self-praise
is no recommendation.
To all this conversation Don Quixote was listening very attentively, and sitting up in bed as well as he could, and taking the hostess by the hand he said to her, "Believe me, fair lady, you may call yourself fortunate in having in this castle of yours sheltered my person, which is such that if I do not myself praise it, it is because of what is commonly said, that self-praise
debaseth; but my squire will inform you who I am.
This bit of self-praise
, of course, fitted excel- lently the laborious inanity of the whole conversa- tion.
Osborne broke out into a rhapsody of self-praise
and imprecations;-- by the first, excusing himself to his own conscience for his conduct; by the second, exaggerating the undutifulness of George.
is no recommendation, but I may say for myself that I am not so bad a man of business neither.
The boy congratulated himself on his good looks; the girl grew angry, and could not bear the self-praises
of her Brother, interpreting all he said (and how could she do otherwise?
I am not too impressed with the NAB's self-praise
in view of the fact that the institution had solutions like plea-bargain which allowed fraudsters to go scot-free by returning a small fraction of the looted wealth.
We need to get out of self-deception and self-praise
I know self-praise
is no praise, but I can only tell you what I've been told.
Summary: I wonder what grandfather would have felt if he were around today to witness our self-praise
and self-promotion or listen to us air our judgements and opinions in a barrage of tweets
If this were 'Beauty and the Beast,' the Filipinos would be the townsfolk who are in awe of the brawny Gaston and his songs of self-praise
The queries put to him were clearly designed not to question his 'controversial' decisions but to provide him an opportunity to indulge in self-praise