73+ Best Bragging Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Brag is to speak too proudly about what you have done or what you own. Profoundly inspirational bragging quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Bragging Quotes

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. Ernest Hemingway

There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. Johnny Unitas

You have to give yourself credit, not too much because that would be bragging. Frank McCourt

For God hates utterly the bray of bragging tongues. Sophocles

You have to do a little bragging on yourself even to your relatives-man doesn’t get anywhere without advertising. John Nance Garner

A job is not done well unless you speak for yourself. Renee Weisman

The more time I have spent on famous rivers, the less I have enjoyed the angling. The trouble with big fish is that they attract people who are interested in bragging. M.R. Montgomery

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Bragging is often merely a ladder we build for ourselves out of words when we are afraid we are not tall enough in the eyes of the world. It is an unwitting confession to low self-esteem. P.M. Forni

The only way to cure an egotist from bragging is by surgery–amputation at the neck. Evan Esar

He who truly knows has no occasion to shout. Leonardo da Vinci

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

Bragging better is using the facts to shine and tell the truth about the work you’ve done. Meredith Fineman

Bragging is like coughing without covering your mouth. It sends the virus of separateness and arrogance everywhere and makes everyone weaker. Paul Pearsall

Do you wish men to speak well of you? Then never speak well of yourself. Blaise Pascal 

A loaded wagon makes no noise. Proverb

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. Abraham Lincoln

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

Inspirational Bragging Quotes

Empty vessels make most noise. Proverb

With a braggart, it’s no sooner done than said. Evan Esar

Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so. Lord Chesterfield

If you can’t brag of knowing something, then brag of not knowing it. At any rate brag. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Contrary to many people would expect, those who bragged about themselves were actually seen as more competent and less of a braggart than those who bragged about others. D. V. Rangarajan

Boasts are wind and deeds are hard. Isaac Asimov

Start bragging… If you don’t speak up for yourself, who will? Financial Times

Some of the people who are showing off their speed are headed in the wrong direction. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Who knows himself a braggart, let him fear this, for it will come to pass that every braggart shall be found an ass. William Shakespeare

Blow your own horn loud. If you succeed, people will forgive your noise; if you fail, they’ll forget it. William Feather

Bragging saves advertising. American Proverbs

You need to be a billionaire with a TV show to make bragging funny, and if you aren’t, you just look like an ass. Christopher Bedford

Bragging about yourself violates norms of modesty and politeness – and if you were really competent, your work would speak for itself. Adam Grant

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 de Montaigne

Bragging is a necessity— not a choice— you want to do more than just exist in a job; that is, be successful in your eyes and to others. It isn’t conceit; it is being forthcoming about who you are, what you have done, and what you are capable of doing. Caitlin Williams

You have to give yourself credit, not too much because that would be bragging. Frank McCourt

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

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

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. Judith Martin

A session of boasting won’t attract any real friends. It will set you up on a pedestal, however, making you a clearer target. Richelle E. Goodrich

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

The person who has nothing to brag about but their ancestors is like a potato; the best part of them is underground. Sir Thomas Overbury

Bragging done right was found to be good for one’s career or business. Renee Weisman

Mankind in general seem to take about as much pride in bragging of their faults as of their virtues. H. W. SHAW

Braggarts are insecure and need attention, and bragging often has the opposite effect on most people when you’re trying to gain their respect and increase your influence. Mark Goulston

If you done it, it ain’t bragging. Walt Whitman

Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag. John Steinbeck

Its not bragging if its true. Sara Shepard

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

Bragging: The patter of tiny feats. Anonymous

At its core, bragging is a very individual form of self-expression and communication. Peggy Klaus

The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. Criss Jami

But…bragging is egocentric, disgusting, obnoxious, self-aggrandizing, and just plain wrong. Peggy Klaus

Don’t brag. It is not the whistle that moves the train. D. V. Rangarajan

Contrary to many people would expect, those who bragged about themselves were actually seen as more competent and less of a braggart than those who bragged about others. Renee Weisman

It isn’t what a man knows, but what he thinks he knows that he brags about. George Horace Lorimer

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

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

Only one man has the right to boast, and that’s the man who never does. Evan Esar

Bragging is generally considered inappropriate, and if you pat yourself too hard on the back, you are likely to find that others will refuse to do so. David B. Brinkerhoff

Bragging is not an attractive trait, but let’s be honest. A man who catches a big fish doesn’t go home through an alley. Ann Landers

Why was I repulsed by some people’s bragging behaviors, yet could tolerate—heck, in some special cases, was riveted by — other’s? What was it that distinguished a repellent brag from a palatable one. Karan Tewari

The feller that brags about how cheap he heats his home always sees the first robin. Kin Hubbard

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

There’s no such thing as bragging. You’re either lying or telling the truth. Al Oliver

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Bible, Proverbs 27:1

A braggart is recognized by his headgear. Namibian Proverb

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

Bragging is an ailment, Bragging is a blight; Bragging is an attribute Of a silly wight. RALPH M. THOMSON

Great boast, small roast. Chinese Proverb

The really tough thing about humility is you can’t brag about it. Gene Brown

A good deed is not a good deed if you brag about it. Jeffrey Bernardo

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

Now I’m not too keen about bragging on myself but you must admit I was the best. Kim S. Jones

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

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