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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Boaster, Boasting, Braggart
A boaster if he die, cannot return to life.  Tamil.  1
All my goods are of silver and gold, even my copper kettle, says the boaster.  Dutch.  2
Better one braggadocio than two fighters.  3
Boasting is but an art our fears to blind.  Homer.  4
Boast not thyself of to-morrow for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.  5
Boasting renders one ridiculous.  6
Believe a boaster as you would a liar.  Italian.  7
Every braggart shall be found an ass.  Shakespeare.  8
God and men think him a fool who brags of his own great wisdom.  9
Great boast and little roast make unsavory mouths.  10
Great braggers, little doers.  11
He that boasteth of himself affronts his company.  12
He that boasteth of his ancestors confesseth he hath no virtue of his own.  13
He that boasts of his own knowledge proclaims his ignorance.  14
He who boasts of his descent boasts of that which he owes to others.  Seneca.  15
He who killeth a lion when absent feareth a mouse when present.  16
None more apt to boast than those who have least real worth.  17
They can do least who boast loudest.  Latin.  18
They who boast most, generally fail most, for deeds are silent.  19
Throw not your axe so far you can’t get it back.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  20
Who takes a lion at a distance fears a mule present.  Italian.  21

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