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Conceit Quotes

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Inspirational Live-By

Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

With me it's the whole thing, it's the conceit,
the idea, what the poem is saying.
And it goes on just as long as is necessary to say what needs to be said.
- James Laughlin

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

 

Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.
- Ellen Terry

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
- Max Beerbohm

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Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.
- Alain Rene Le Sage

Conceit is the finest armour a man can wear.
- Jerome K. Jerome

Conceit is God's gift to little men.
- Bruce Barton

There is a difference between conceit and confidence.
Conceit is bragging about yourself.
Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
- Johnny Unitas

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy,
and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
- Abraham Cahan

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the
desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
- Channing Pollock

Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art,
I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
- Alexandre Dumas

We can bear to be deprived of everything but our self-conceit.
- William Hazlitt

Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind,
she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Conceit is bragging about yourself.
Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
- Johnny Unitas

The proposition of an established classification of
states as slave states and free states,
as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern,
as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary,
and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit.
- William H. Seward

You have a good many little gifts and virtues,
but there is no need of parading them,
for conceit spoils the finest genius.
There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long,
and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott

It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect.
Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants,
we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance,
which would render us insupportable through life.
- Augustus Hare

Conceit spoils the finest genius.
There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long;
even if it is,
the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one,
and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott

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

If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us,
that we are the reason there is a Universe,
does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?
- Carl Sagan

Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the
vanities and conceits germinated by success.
When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
- Tennessee Williams

People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

It is so conceited and timid to be ashamed of one's mistakes.
Of course they are mistakes.
Go on to the next.
- Brenda Ueland

I hate elitists.
I hate conceited people.
I hate pompous people.
- Neil Cavuto

Philosophy!
Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think
they can digest without eating!
- Iris Murdoch

There's nothing more arrogant or conceited than youth,
and there's nothing other than machinery that can replace youth.
- Elliott Gould

Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.
- Benjamin Disraeli

To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind.
- Thomas Hood

God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old,
more sophisticated, much more conceited,
only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion,
as to think himself wiser than the wisest who think differently from him.
- Walter Savage Landor

People think that I'm conceited, and I'm not a nice person.
- Slick Rick

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

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

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci


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