Self-praise is no recommendation

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Self-praise is no recommendation.

Prov. If you praise yourself, people will think that you are boastful and will not respect you. After listening to the lawyer brag about his achievements for a solid half hour, I decided I would find someone else to handle my case. Self-praise is no recommendation.
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The consequence of this is, that though in theory their resolutions concerning those objects are laws, constitutionally binding on the members of the Union, yet in practice they are mere recommendations which the States observe or disregard at their option.
It might even have occurred to them, that where a disposition to cavil prevailed, their neglect to execute the degree of power vested in them, and still more their recommendation of any measure whatever, not warranted by their commission, would not less excite animadversion, than a recommendation at once of a measure fully commensurate to the national exigencies.
he exclaimed, "I forgot the recommendation of De Comminges, who advised me to take a guard and place it at this door, in order not to put myself at the mercy of that four-headed combination of devils.
I must go where occupation is to be had; and how could I get recommendation, or introduction, or employment at Brussels?
He had actually so far extinguished the natural noble Sensibility of her Heart, as to prevail on her to accept an offer from a young Man of his Recommendation.
But his quality of an Italian was no recommendation in these times, and his small, well-concealed fortune forbade attracting too much attention.
Let him, upon his removes from one place to another, procure recommendation to some person of quality, residing in the place whither he removeth; that he may use his favor, in those things he desireth to see or know.
Him we enlisted at Para, on the recommendation of the steamship company, on whose vessels he had learned to speak a halting English.
But it is a great recommendation to know how to command as well as to obey; and to do both these things well is the virtue of an accomplished citizen.
Boris, during the campaign, had made the acquaintance of many persons who might prove useful to him, and by a letter of recommendation he had brought from Pierre had become acquainted with Prince Andrew Bolkonski, through whom he hoped to obtain a post on the commander in chief's staff.
Priority is a poor recommendation in a husband if he has got no other.
I indignantly deny that I or my wife ever presumed to see your Lordship's name as a means of recommendation to sitters without your permission.
A private recommendation between gentlefolks goes so far.
I can give you exactly the recommendation you want," I said, "whenever you like.
You shall not only have the Society's great gold medal, but its recommendation for employment at the various life-boat stations along the coast.