Tuesday, January 09, 2018


Praise of Ourselves

Plutarch, On Praising Oneself Inoffensively 1 (Moralia 539 D; tr. Phillip H. De Lacy and Benedict Einarson):
For while praise from others, as Xenophonc said, is the most pleasant of recitals, praise of ourselves is for others most distressing.

c Memorabilia, ii.1.

αὑτῷ μὲν γὰρ ὁ παρ᾿ ἄλλων ἔπαινος ἥδιστον ἀκουσμάτων ἐστίν, ὥσπερ ὁ Ξενοφῶν εἴρηκεν, ἑτέροις δὲ ὁ περὶ αὑτοῦ λυπηρότατον.
Related post: Self-Praise.

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