Quotations on Boasts
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It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
- Richard Dawkins
(Keywords: Science, Boasts, Ignorance, Incompetence, Literature, Mathematics)
Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal truths that are indispensable to salvation, of no revealed religion in the sense in which that term is usually understood.
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Keywords: Religion, Boasts, Judaism, Salvation, Sense)
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least urging of self-interest.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Being, Boasts, Self)
The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.
- Xun Zi
(Keywords: Affection, Boasts, Deception, Man)