Bragging Proverbs

Sayings about Bragging

Bragging saves advertising. ~ American Proverbs

A braggart is recognized by his headgear. ~ Namibian Proverbs

Tell me what you brag about and I’ll tell you what you lack. ~ Spanish Proverbs

He who boasts much can do little. ~ Nigerien Proverbs

Great boast, little roast. ~ Dutch Proverbs

You may boast to strangers, but tell the truth to your own people. ~ Croatian Proverbs

Never boast — you might meet someone who knew you as a child. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Don’t boast when you start out, but when you get there. ~ Russian Proverbs

Great boasters, little doers. ~ French Proverbs

No one boasts of what belongs to another. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

There are three “too much” and three “too little” that can bring a fool down: too much spending and too little money; too much talking and too little knowledge; and too much boasting and too little earnings. ~ Spanish Proverb

Whatever accomplishment you boast of in the world, there is someone better than you. ~ African Proverb

Always talk big and you will never be forgotten. ~ French Proverb

Who is timid in the woods boasts at home. ~ Thai Proverbs

He who boasts of his accomplishments will heap ridicule. ~ Philippine Proverbs

He who cannot boast cannot succeed. ~ Chinese Proverb

Boast to a stranger, complain only to your friends. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

The bald woman boasts of her sister’s hair. ~ Tunisian Proverbs

Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses. ~ German Proverbs

They brag most of their ancestors who are unworthy of them. ~ Danish Proverbs

Boast during the day; be humble at night. ~ New Zealander Proverbs

Boasting begins where wisdom stops. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Quotations about Bragging

Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. ~ Johnny Unitas

People never have confidence in a Big Talker. They know his statements must be cut down, but they can never tell how much. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

He who is humble is confident and wise. He who brags is insecure and lacking. ~ Lisa Edmondson

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

Two went to pray? Better to say one went to brag, the other to pray. ~ Richard Crashaw

Boast is always a cry of despair, except in the young it is a cry of hope. ~ Bernard Berenson

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

With all his tumid boasts, he’s like the sword-fish, who only wears his weapon in his mouth. ~ Samuel Madden

Boasts are wind and deeds are hard. ~ Isaac Asimov

The dog who barks the loudest is not always the best watcher, neither are braggadocios the most valiant. ~ William Scott Downey

It ain’t bragging if you can do it. ~ Dizzy Dean

It will come to pass that every braggart shall be found an ass. ~ William Shakespeare

There is 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

It’s as difficult to be rich without bragging as it is to be poor without complaining. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies. ~ Miguel De Cervantes

I got a nice jumper on me, and i’m not just bragging. ~ Lil Bow Wow

Every man who praises himself brushes the luster from his best efforts. ~ Ellen Gould White

It’s not bragging if you can back it up. ~ Muhammad Ali

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid. ~ Mark Twain

Man is always looking for someone to boast to; woman is always looking for someone to complain to. ~ Henry Louis Mencken

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

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

The less people speak of their greatness the more we think of it. ~ Francis Bacon

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

Bragging Proverbs

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