An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies.


Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616, Spanish novelist, dramatist, poet)


If I cannot brag of knowing something, then I brag of not knowing it; at any rate, brag.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


Every other enjoyment malice may destroy; every other panegyric envy may withhold; but no human power can deprive the boaster of his own encomiums.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


A person is bound to lose when he talks about himself; if he belittles himself, he is believed; if he praises himself, he isn't believed.


Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592, French philosopher, essayist)


Always talk big and you will never be forgotten.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


Every man who praises himself brushes the luster from his best efforts.


Ellen Gould White (1827-1915, American seventh-day Adventist leader)


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