The city’s architecture is the surest sign that Goa evolved independently of the rest of India. In the small old quarters of Fontainhas and Sao Tomé, winding alleyways are lined with Portuguese-style houses, boasting distinctive red-tiled roofs, wooden window shutters and rickety balconies decorated with bright pots of petunias.
"When Brzezinski says we lured the Russians into an 'Afghan trap' - by supporting the Mujahadeen and that was a great achievement, we've now destroyed Afghanistan and set up a terrorist network, a wonderful achievement - in the same book, I said we have to be cautious about this because he may be boasting. Unless he gives us some evidence, the fact that he says later, 'Yes, we drew them into an Afghan trap' doesn't prove it."zbigniew brzezinski
Cavendish did not stand aloof from other men in a proud or supercilious spirit, refusing to count them his fellows. He felt himself separated from them by a great gulf, which neither they nor he could bridge over, and across which it was vain to stretch hands or exchange greetings. A sense of isolation from his brethren, made him shrink from their society and avoid their presence, but he did so as one conscious of an infirmity, not boasting of an excellence.henry cavendish
By insisting on having your bottle pointing to the north when the cork is being drawn, and calling the waiter Max, you may induce an impression on your guests which hours of laboured boasting might be powerless to achieve. For this purpose, however, the guests must be chosen as carefully as the wine.saki
We rise in glory, as we sink in pride:Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.Edward Young
'No, not one little song,' replied the Rat firmly, though his heart bled as he noticed the trembling lip of the poor disappointed Toad. 'It's no good, Toady; you know well that your songs are all conceit and boasting and vanity; and your speeches are all self-praise and and well, and gross exaggeration and and ' 'And gas,' put in the Badger, in his common way.Kenneth Grahame
We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.thomas jefferson
The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting.Gertrude Stein
To confess your fallibility and then do nothing about it is not humble ; it is boasting of your modesty .eliezer yudkowsky
We rise in glory, as we sink in pride: Where boasting ends , there dignity begins.Edward Young
Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.
Of boasting more than of a bomb afraid, A soldier should be modest as a maid.Edward Young
boasting, like gilded armour, is very different inside from outside.Diogenes of Sinope
boasting, like gilded armour, is very different inside from outside.