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Inspirational and Insightful Quotations #42 --- Bragging

Updated on March 17, 2011

Quotations on Bragging

Some folks brag because they like to hear the patter of their little feats.

—John Mooney, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 23, 1953.

A man can't climb too high in the world if he brags his feats all the time.

—John Mooney, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 5, 1956.

Braggart: A person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.

—Walter Boelter, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 26, 1954.

Some folks always are bragging about what they have done. But usually they are like a laying hen. They have only done what they couldn’t get out of doing.

—Vera Wise, The Daily Herald, Biloxi, Miss., Aug. 31, 1944.

Don't brag about what you are going to do tomorrow–somebody might ask what you did yesterday.

—Zoe Powell Gibson, Nephi Times-News, Nephi, Utah, Nov. 1, 1956.

Bragging people are apt to brag most when they feel that no one thinks they have anything to brag about.

—Earl Riney, Church Management, Cleveland, Ohio, January 1956.

Braggarts are always laggards.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Jan. 29, 1905.

When a man brags of a good deed it is because he knows so few of them.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Oct. 8, 1905.

When a man brags of his past you can discount his future.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Jan. 6, 1907.

When a man brags of his square dealing look out for his sharp edges.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Aug. 9, 1908.

People who brag of what they give the world never take stock of what they owe.

—Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Nov. 21, 1909.

When you hear a man bragging about a certain virtue he possesses, it’s a pretty safe bet that he’s got a compensating vice equally as big.

—Hamilton G. Park, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov.18, 1941.

The man who brags of what he's done in the past may be only covering up his present shortcomings.

—John Mooney, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 3, 1955.

To brag of what you once were means that you are not much now.

—Bert Moses, Lake Charles American Press, Lake Charles, La., Dec. 29, 1945.

After doing the right thing, most men spoil the effect by bragging about it.

—Bert Moses, Lake Charles American Press, Lake Charles, La., Feb. 21, 1944.

Bragging often precedes begging.

—B.C. Forbes, Forbes Magazine, New York, N.Y., April 15, 1925.

The habit of bragging about being overbright often leads to getting polished off.

Daily Idahonian, Moscow, Idaho, Jan. 11, 1949.

The man who brags about what he has done knows he is only a has been.

Piatt County Republican, Monticello, Ill., Jan. 6, 1916.

If your reputation is of any value you don't need to brag about it.

Wayne Countian, Clifton, Tenn., Nov. 23, 1923.

The man who brags about paddling his own canoe would probably be stuck if he had to take his automobile to pieces and put it together again.

Wheeling Intelligencer, Wheeling, W. Va., Dec. 27, 1909.

A man seldom begins bragging about how many years he has lived, until he has little else to brag about.

—Hamilton G. Park, Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 13, 1942.

You hardly ever hear a man bragging to the tax collector.

Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla., May 8, 1925.

The fellow who brags about how much sense he has hasn't any to brag about.

Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz., May 18, 1942.

It’s funny how the visitor who brags so much about knowing his way around can’t find his way out.

—Bill Copeland, Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, Fla., Aug. 18, 1966.

The man who seems most modest to his friends is the one who brags most inevitably about himself to his wife.

—Clarence L. Cullen, Salt Lake Herald-Republican, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 3, 1914.


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  • flying_fish profile image


    7 years ago from GTA

    As Sir Winston Churchill said (it occurs to me after your 12th) - "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

    Nice Hub!


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