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Ostentation Quotes

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

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies.

Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880)

Profession: American Author, Clergyman

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.

Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880)

Profession: American Author, Clergyman

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.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

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.

Author: Ben Hecht (1894-1964)

Profession: American Newspaperman, Novelist, Playwright

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

Author: William Hutton

Profession:

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

Author: Seneca (4 B.C. 65 A.D.)

Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher