When your success hovers from one person to the other, it will definitely get to someone who will regard it as failure.
While there are things about which one does not boast, there are others for which to be pitied would be all too humiliating.
Quoting an old proverb: “An empty cart rattles loudly.” she said. meaning, One who lacks substance boasts loudest.
You’re not even boasting about it.
Boasting about badness without actively involving in badness is mere madness.
By heaven, I’ll make a ghost of him that lets me.
Confidence cannot escalate to arrogance, it only happens if the blood of pride is running through your veins.
When you claim to be what you’re not, you’re deliberately killing opportunities, because those who would have help will shun you, thinking that you had it all already.
Hopefully, when your actions and deeds – and therefore other people – boast for you, you’re made tired of hearing it, too, from your own mouth because if not, all could lose sight of those actions and deeds behind the gong of your boasting.
If pride really went before a fall, then, Lucifer is the inventor of pride.