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An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
~ Joseph Addison

 

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I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.
~ Ben Hecht

 

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Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin

 

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Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies.
~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin

 

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That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.
~ Seneca

 

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The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.
~ William Hutton

 

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Whatever is done without ostentation, and without the people being witnesses of it, is, in my opinion, most praiseworthy: not that the public eye should be entirely avoided, for good actions desire to be placed in the light; but notwithstanding this, the greatest theater for virtue is conscience.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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