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Conceit

It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
- Eliot, George
Conceit Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Conceit

1.
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
Marie Ebner von Eschenbach

2.
Whatever accomplishment you boast of in the world, there is someone better than you.
Proverb, African

3.
Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who loves himself more than his analyst; considered to be the manifestation of a dire mental disease whose successful treatment depends on the patient learning to love the analyst more and himself less.
Szasz, Thomas

4.
Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest.
Shakespeare, William

5.
Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

6.
It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
Eliot, George

7.
See the man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than for him. [Proverbs 26:7]
Bible

8.
He who is enamored of himself will at least have the advantage of being inconvenienced by few rivals.
Lichtenberg, Georg C.

9.
People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
Thackeray, William M.

10.
Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
Aesop

11.
Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit.
Bacon, Francis

12.
Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone Sick except the person who has it.

13.
Always hold your head up but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
Forman, Max L.

14.
The world tolerates conceit from those who are successful, but not from anybody else.
John Blake

15.
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

16.
Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

17.
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

18.
When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
Bernard Bailey

19.
A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.
Fosdick, Harry Emerson

20.
If you done it, it ain't bragging.
Whitman, Walt

21.
I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
Eliot, George

22.
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

23.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.
Shakespeare, William

24.
Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.
Auden, W. H.

25.
Self-love is a balloon filled with wind, from which storms burst forth when one makes a puncture in it.

26.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Aesop

27.
Conceit is incompatible with understanding.
Tolstoy, Count Leo

28.
Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.
Bowen, Elizabeth

29.
Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.
Traherne, Thomas

30.
For God hates utterly The bray of bragging tongues.
Sophocles

31.
As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves.
Boorstin, Daniel J.

32.
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
Thomas Carlyle

33.
Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
Unitas, Johnny

34.
Conceit is God's gift to little men.
Bruce Barton


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