If we allow our self-congratulatory adoration of technology to distract us from our own contact with each other, then somehow the original agenda has been lost.
"Of course not," she agreed, "You are nothing if not exhaustive in your self-congratulatory made-up logic."brandon sanderson
The unanimously applauded, self-congratulatory bromides of a Soviet Party Congress seemed contemptible. The unanimity of the sanctimonious, reality-concealing rhetoric spouted by American officials and media commentators in recent days seems, well, unworthy of a mature democracy.Susan Sontag
The big houses sat in self-congratulatory propinquity on their level green lawns?stout matrons seated elbow to elbow, implacably chaperoning a ball.Brendan Gill