Yet that is often rather a self-flattery than a real perception.
Now there is truth in all this, but not the kind of truth which should lead us to self-flattery.
For, what he thinks is in his heart may be exaggerated by self-flattery, or darkened by morbid self-distrust.
They have not enough vastness to give me room for self-flattery.
It is about the most refined sort of self-flattery imaginable.'
We judge of every thing by comparison, and self-flattery always renders the comparison favorable to ourselves.
This is but vague, and a little too much smacks of self-flattery and adulation of the brother Tuscans.
And do you know—but it's all self-flattery I believe,—still I cannot help fancying the East wind does my head harm too!
Many are overcome, because they allow their zeal to grow cold, and run off in self-flattery.
Sometimes he confesses his weaknesses, and at other times betrays his self-flattery.