It is very noble hypocrisy not to talk of one’s self.
A patient, humble temper gathers blessings that are marred by the peevish and overlooked by the aspiring.
The man who occupies the first place seldom plays the principal part.
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
He that will not stoop for a pin will never be worth a pound.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
Do you wish men to speak well of you? Then never speak well of yourself.
Shun praise. Praise leads to self-delusion. Thy body is not Self, thy Self is in itself without a body, and either praise or blame affects it not.
There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself.
The bird of wisdom flies low, and seeks her food under hedges; the eagle himself would be starved if he always soared aloft and against the sun.