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Arrogance Quotes

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Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance
and hypocritical humility.
I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

If you're a director, your entire livelihood and your
entire creativity is based on your self-confidence.
Sometimes that's dangerously close to arrogance.
- Trevor Nunn

There are so many ways to heal.
Arrogance may have a place in technology,
but not in healing.
I need to get out of my own way if I am to heal.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

 

The arrogance of the artist is a very profound thing,
and it fortifies you.
- James A. Michener

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
- Edmund Burke

We must not demonstrate any arrogance,
and we must refrain from any irrational or undemocratic behavior.
- Chen Shui-bian

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I'm Billy the Kid, the fastest draw.
It's not arrogance.
It's the truth.
- David Geffen

The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke.
- Goldwin Smith

Once again, Pat Robertson leaves us speechless with
his insensitivity and arrogance.
- Ralph Neas

It is not a sign of arrogance for the king to rule.
That is what he is there for.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

You must not forget that you have been given worldly
means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong.
- Knute Nelson

All too often arrogance accompanies strength,
and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong.
The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
- Theodore Bikel

Learning and innovation go hand in hand.
The arrogance of success is to think that what you
did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
- William Pollard

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
- Samuel Butler

Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism; the occupational
diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.
- Henry S. Canby

I see myself capable of arrogance and brutality...
That's a fierce thing, to discover within yourself
that which you despise the most in others.
- George Stevens

The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled,
and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed,
lest Rome fall.
- Taylor Caldwell

There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance;
its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen

This searching and doubting and vacillating where nothing
is clear but the arrogance of quest.
I, too, had such noble ideas when I was still a boy.
- Franz Grillparzer

Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
- Marya Mannes

What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance.
I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures.
But it is mine.
- Theodore Bikel

An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in
any claim of having been the first in inventing something.
- Benoit Mandelbrot

This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.
- Joe Biden

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
- Sun Tzu

The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled,
the public debt should be reduced and the arrogance
of public officials should be controlled.
- Ross Perot

Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion.
He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a
domestic policy that is cynical,
myopic and cruel.
- Joe Klein

There's a certain arrogance to an actor who will look
at a script and feel like,
because the words are simple, maybe they can paraphrase it and make it better.
- Mary Steenburgen

It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time,
and a fairly romantic nature to want to.
- Edgar Z. Friedenberg

As an artist you have to have a certain amount of arrogance.
- Kim Weston

Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.
- Chris Lowe

What annoys the hell out of me is the arrogance of some people.
They don't even listen to our music,
they decided in advance that they don't like it.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

Science moves with the spirit of an adventure characterized
both by youthful arrogance and by the belief that the truth,
once found, would be simple as well as pretty.
- James D. Watson

I think it's important that the rest of the world know
that we're not all the same and that we don't all have
the sort of arrogance it feels like they're perceiving from our leaders.
- James Denton

We did not find it difficult to deal with Bush and his administration,
because it is similar to regimes in our countries -
both types include many who are full of arrogance and greed.
- Osama bin Laden

The most important scientific revolutions all include,
as their only common feature, the dethronement of human
arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous
convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.
- Stephen Jay Gould

We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties,
arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives
to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks,
elderly Jews and other minorities.
- Barbra Streisand

We had every problems starting a big top could have.
The tent fell down on the first day.
We had problems getting people into the shows.
It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived.
- Guy Laliberte

When power leads man toward arrogance,
poetry reminds him of his limitations.
When power narrows the area of man's concern,
poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence.
When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
- John F. Kennedy

There is nothing less to our credit than our neglect
of the foreigner and his children,
unless it be the arrogance most of us betray when we
set out to "Americanize" him.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Most individuals have always thought themselves not
big enough or significant enough to have an effect on the whole planet,
a notion which conversely made them think they could
afford big arrogance and big greed over its resources.
- Lynette Fromme

The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think
that Nature was made solely for their benefit,
as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set
afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.
- Cyrano de Bergerac

Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance -
before a French audience that owes its freedom to the
sacrifices of Americans -
helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy
toward American values and traditions.
- Rick Santorum

Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime
for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace
remark that shows us another side,
another man, really; a man uncertain,
and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.
- Willa Cather

You say that your hope is in God, and he will,
I am sure, stand by you.
But you must not forget that you have been given worldly
means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong;
it is necessary to see such things with a broad mind in order to oppose them.
- Knute Nelson

I would like to see us get this place right first before
we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out onto other planets,
even though they may be utterly uninhabited.
- Patrick Stewart

Honest discussions - even and perhaps especially on
topics about which we disagree -
can help us resist hypocrisy and arrogance.
They can also help us live up to the basic ideals,
such as liberty and justice for all,
on which our country was founded.
- David E. Price

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill


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