Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Praise of Ourselves
For while praise from others, as Xenophonc said, is the most pleasant of recitals, praise of ourselves is for others most distressing.Related post: Self-Praise.
c Memorabilia, ii.1.
αὑτῷ μὲν γὰρ ὁ παρ᾿ ἄλλων ἔπαινος ἥδιστον ἀκουσμάτων ἐστίν, ὥσπερ ὁ Ξενοφῶν εἴρηκεν, ἑτέροις δὲ ὁ περὶ αὑτοῦ λυπηρότατον.