14 Quotes About Boasting

  • "No man can ever lack this mortification of his vanity, that what he knows is but a very little in comparison of what he is ignorant of. Consider this, and instead of boasting thy knowledge of a few things, confess and be out of countenance for the many more which thou dost not understand."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Humility, Knowledge, Boasting


  • "You are not mature if you have a high esteem of yourself. He who boasts in himself is but a babe in Christ, if indeed he be in Christ at all. Young Christians may think much of themselves. Growing Christians think themselves nothing. Mature Christians know that they are less than nothing. The more holy we are, the more we mourn our infirmities, and the humbler is our estimate of ourselves."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Self-esteem, Boasting


  • "Those that boast most of the religion may be suspected of partiality and hypocrisy in it."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Religion, Hypocrisy, Boasting


  • "Grace puts its hand on the boasting mouth, and shuts it once for all."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Grace, Boasting


  • "Least doers are the greatest boasters."

    - William Gurnall
    Topics: Boasting, Laziness


  • "Many may boast in the depth of their Bible knowledge and in the excellency of their theological tenets, but those with spiritual discernment are aware that it is dead."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Theology, Boasting, Discernment


  • "He that falls into sin is a man, that grieves at it is a saint, that boasteth of it is a devil; yet some glory in that shame, counting the stains of sin the best complexion of their souls."

    - Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Sin, Boasting


  • "When we look at the ungodly, we are not to hate them - but to pity them, mourn over them, and pray for them. Nor have we any right to boast over them; for, by nature, and of ourselves, we are no better than they."

    - John Newton
    Topics: Prayer, Boasting


  • "Don't boast about your hardheartedness or refusal to shed tears. Instead, pray that God will give you a tender heart which will sympathize with others."

    - Lee Roberson
    Topics: Friendship, Boasting


  • "First we practice sin, then defend it, then boast of it."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Sin, Boasting


  • "However sweet the word may sound, any sectarian boasting is but the babbling of a babe. The divisions in the church are due to no other cause than to lack of love and walking after the flesh."

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Selfishness, Boasting


  • "It is common for those that are farthest from God, to boast themselves most of their being near to the Church."

    - Matthew Henry
    Topics: Hypocrisy, Boasting


  • "He that boasts of being one of God's elect, while he is willfully and habitually living in sin, is only deceiving himself, and talking wicked blasphemy."

    - J. C. Ryle
    Topics: Sin, Boasting


  • "How many covet that they may boast? How many desire more glory for their flesh?"

    - Watchman Nee
    Topics: Pride, Envy, Boasting



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