Every self-observer has detected within himself mental weakness coincident with aggrandisement.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
A struggle, mind you, not of selfish motives nor for self-aggrandisement, but for Maasau the Free!
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
His well-known republican opinions did not harmonise with Bonaparte's schemes of self-aggrandisement.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison