Rejoice In What You Do, But Do Not Boast Of It

They who have done the least make the greatest to-do of what they have done. A quirk in their character venerates the simplest deed they preform, and everything is made to appear marvelous. Even when speaking of others, self-applause is apparent in the theme of the praises they sing. Conceit is always frowned upon, and those who crow like a rooster only succeed in aggravating the hearing of those whom they try to impress. Real achievement needs no such affectation. Rejoice in the fulfillment of what you do, and leave talk to others. Aspire to be heroic without calling for a heavenly choir to herald your accomplishments.Baltasar Gracian