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Letter "B" » boasting
«Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting»
«It is something-it can be everything-to have found a fellow bird with whom you can sit among the rafters while the drinking and boasting and reciting and fighting go on below.»
«A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.»
Author: Jimmy Carter
, helping hand
«For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: / Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, / To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand.»
«As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.»
«For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.»
«How can people hold these opinions? What joy can we find in the expectation of nothing but hopeless misery? What reason for boasting that we are in impenetrable darkness? And how can it happen that the following argument occurs to a reasonable man?»
«It is harder to be poor without complaining than to be rich without boasting»
«Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses.»
«Lord Bacon told Sir Edward Coke when he was boasting, The less you speak of your greatness, the more shall I think of it.»