Moderation is an ostentatious proof of our strength of character.
— Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.
George S. Patton ostentatious quote

Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.
— Samuel Johnson

Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, - for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it - not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.
— Herman Melville

Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, --for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it -- not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.
— ostentatious quotation by Herman Melville