They were men who thought along the lines of duty, not along the lines of self-aggrandizement.
They erected defensive barricades of self-aggrandizement and of my devaluation.
Absolute turning from his life-purpose for the sake of self-aggrandizement.
He would do so, however, without any thought of self-aggrandizement.
But jealous seekers after self-aggrandizement plotted against his rule and even attempted his life.
His moral character, however, was not on a level with his intellectual, self-aggrandizement being the main aim of his life.
Anger, fear, resignation, and greedy little thoughts of self-aggrandizement.
The motives of self-aggrandizement by force of arms appear to be innate in human nature.
Its essence is self-denial; its foundations are in humility and poverty; its practice is self-aggrandizement and money-getting.
Spain has no government; each in power seeks but self-aggrandizement.