Quotes of Conceit

“ Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction. ”

- Aesop

“ The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. ”

- Aesop

“ When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it. ”

- Bernard Bailey

“ Conceit is God's gift to little men. ”

- Bruce Barton

“ What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows. ”

- Epictetus

“ The world tolerates conceit from those who are successful, but not from anybody else. ”

- John Blake

“ An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for. ”

- Marie Ebner von Eschenbach

“ For God hates utterly The bray of bragging tongues. ”

- Sophocles

“ The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to it all. ”

- Heinrich Heine

“ Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity. ”

- Bible

“ Swallow your pride occasionally, it's not fattening. ”

- Frank Tyger

“ To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail our pride supports us; when we succeed, it betrays us. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ My pride fell with my fortunes. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Where doth the world thrust forth a vanity — So it be new, there's no respect how vile — That is not quickly buzzed into his ears? ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Vanitas vanitatum" has rung in the earsOf gentle and simple for thousands of years;The wail still is heard, yet its notes never scareEither simple or gentle from Vanity Fair. ”

- Frederick Locker Lampson

“ Pride in their port, defiance in their eye I see the Lords of human kind pass by. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Meek Nature's evening comment on the shows That for oblivion that their daily birth From all the fuming vanities of earth. ”

- William Wordsworth

“ He that is proud eats up himself; pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction. ”

- Aesop

“ 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. ”

- Louisa May Alcott

“ Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. ”

- Kahlil Gibran

“ Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory. ”

- Joseph Conrad

“ Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, we may easily bear the latter. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ The traveled mind is the catholic mind educated from exclusiveness and egotism. ”

- Amos Bronson Alcott

“ I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit. ”

- Bible

“ Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood — we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we. ”

- Jean Rostand
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