Quotes by ostentation

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  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.
  • John Locke
    John Locke
    English philosopher 1632-1704
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    Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
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    Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
  • William Hutton
    William Hutton
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    The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    The confession of our failings is a thankless office. It savors less of sincerity or modesty than of ostentation. It seems as if we thought our weaknesses as good as other people's virtues.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    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.
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