After awhile you realize that putting your actions where your mouth is makes you less likely to have to put your money where your mouth is.
I can arrogantly brag that the doors I choose in life open wide and grant me unobstructed passage. But the widest doors tend to lead to the worst places.
It’s not about the amount of time you put in, it is the way you spend the time on the work you need to get done. Saying that you worked ten hours on something that went nowhere is not really anything to brag about.
If parents want “success stories” to share at gatherings they should provide themselves with those, and they should not use their children for that purpose.
Your greatest accomplishments, no matter how impressive you think them to be, are some else's worst nightmare. Your most prized possession is another man's disgusting chunk of trash. Be careful what you brag about.
The most beautiful women I have known had one thing in common apart from beauty: humility. It's a shame that those with less to boast about do it the most.
Leaders don't climb hills of success with shoes of pride. They are slippery enough to bring a person down to the valley.
Beyond these moments, she could hardly count the fumbling ministrations of boys in high school who, even to her senior prom, never went beyond sticky pleasantries. With one exception, it was just a sort of half-clothed handshake for bragging rights, none hers.
Many of us fight for and boast our freedom of what is ultimately the ability to prove ourselves to other people. It is unfortunate that only a few of us are so free in our joy, we no longer feel the need to prove ourselves to anyone.
Hopefully, when your actions and deeds - and therefore other people - boast for you, you're made tired of hearing it, too, from your own mouth because if not, all could lose sight of those actions and deeds behind the gong of your boasting.
It ain't bragging if you've done it. There's nothing wrong with being proud of doing something well. In fact, if you intend to do something creative for a living, it's absolutely essential.[check for wording] Proper pride says, I'm good at this. Improper pride says, I'm better than you.
Charity: begins at home and remains there. When it goes out, it's because it wants to brag about itself
Confidence, Noun. A condition where one knows what he is good at no matter how much you try to convince him otherwise.
Who knows himself a braggart, let him fear this, for it will come to pass that every braggart shall be found an ass.
While there are things about which one does not boast, there are others for which to be pitied would be all too humiliating.
A session of boasting won't attract any real friends. It will set you up on a pedestal, however, making you a clearer target.
Boasting is one of those rare outfits that never looks good on you but makes you look stunning when modeled by your admirers.
What organized dating sites fail to understand is that the people are far more interesting in what they don't say about themselves.
Not only are the poorest people the most generous but they don't expect anything in return, least of all recognition from others by means of showing off or posting a humble brag like so many from average society do and you can identify these people through the abundance of photos they post, literally with their hands in the air, showing off what they've done for the less fortunate. I guess they missed the part where God said to be humble and to do good works in private.
So how did you get this job, anyway?' I asked.'My science teacher.''Why'd he pick you?''For my brains and good looks, obviously.''Yeah, right. My social studies teacher picked me, but I can't really figure out why.'For your brains and good looks, obviously.''Um, thanks.' Had Aaron just complimented me? Wow.