What might be considered showing-off, but which is not actually showing-off

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

289. Chapter: What might be considered showing-off, but which is not actually showing-off

1621. Abu Dharr said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was asked, 'What do you think of a man who does a good action and people praise him for it?' He replied, 'That is the immediate good news of the believer.'" [Muslim]