“It is better to be praised by another than by oneself.”
βέλτερον ὑφ’ ἑτέρου ἢ ὑφ’ ἑαυτοῦ ἐπαινέεσθαι.
Mutatis Mutandis Much the same can be said for many human activities…but not all. For instance, is it better to be blamed by another than oneself?
Democritus, the laughing philosopher!