Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of your-self.

[Voulez-vous qu’on croie du bien de vous? N’en dites point.]

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French scientist and philosopher
Pensées, # 4 (1670)

Alt. trans.:
  • "If you want people to think well of you, do not speak well of yourself."
  • "Do you want people to think well of you? Don't say a word about it."
Added on 17-Feb-16 | Last updated 13-Jul-20
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