It is the conclusion borne out by Mark Twain's own self-estimate.
That was just what Ray Ingraham did see; only he hardly set it down in his self-estimate at its full value.
The correctness of self-estimate marks the difference between the cultivated and the uncultivated mind.
Should he be at any time inclined to such a self-estimate, let him refer his judgment to his ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Rhcus.’
By the way, ought one to say “self-estimate” or “self-esteem”?
It was a blow to his self-estimate when he was unjustly passed over in the promotions to major-general.
1560s, "valuation," from Latin aestimatus, verbal noun from aestimare (see esteem). Earlier in sense "power of the mind" (mid-15c.). Meaning "approximate judgment" is from 1580s. As a builder's statement of projected costs, from 1796.
1530s, "appraise the worth of," from Latin aestimatus, past participle of aestimare "to value, appraise" (see esteem). Meaning "form an approximate notion" is from 1660s. Related: Estimated; estimates; estimating.