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Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches. — John Locke
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood. — William Penn
That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty. — Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder
Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy. — Edwin Hubbell Chapin
The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation. — William Hutton
Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism: it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute. — William Hazlitt
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. — William Hazlitt
I have always taken as the standard of the mode of teaching and writing, not the abstract, particular, professional philosopher, but universal man, that I have regarded man as the criterion of truth, and not this or that founder of a system, and have from the first placed the highest excellence of the philosopher in this, that he abstains, both as a man and as an author, from the ostentation of philosophy, i.e., that he is a philosopher only in reality, not formally, that he is a quiet philosopher, not a loud and still less a brawling one. — Ludwig Feuerbach
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.
I don't do marriage. I think it's incredibly naff. And I don't like vulgar displays of ostentation.