Anyone know the source for this rough* quote

#1
I'm aware that this would probably fit better in assistance, but general probably sees more traffic. Anyway, I was thinking of a line which I know is a rough quote from somwhere, but I can't find it with a quick internet search.

It was something along the line of: "if he called himself number two no one would call themselves number one"

I honestly can't remember anything except the spirit of the sentence so the above probably isn't a close match to it.



Any help is appreciated.

Re: Anyone know the source for this rough* quote

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Flameruner Wrote: I don't think this is a 'quote' per se, but rather just an idiom. It's common in some online Chinese and Korean literature. Of course, it's possible that it had its origin in some old work or some such, but nothing I've heard of. It's definitely been used in a lot of different places, at least.


Shomin Wrote:
Paradoxcloud Wrote: "if he called himself number two no one would call themselves number one"


This is a famous sayings in cantonese folks.
認咗第二冇人敢認第一
I'm not sure where the origin but it's quite common as part of the canton gangster slang.

This makes sense. Shows how out of touch I am as of late.


Thanks guys.