Best Quotes about Conceit
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
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.
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.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.
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
I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest.
Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
Always hold your head up but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
Forman, Max L.
Conceit is God's gift to little men.
People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
Thackeray, William M.
Self-love is a balloon filled with wind, from which storms burst forth when one makes a puncture in it.
Conceit is incompatible with understanding.
Tolstoy, Count Leo
When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
If you done it, it ain't bragging.
Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
See the man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than for him. [Proverbs 26:7]
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
Marie Ebner von Eschenbach
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
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.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.
A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.
Fosdick, Harry Emerson
The world tolerates conceit from those who are successful, but not from anybody else.
Whatever accomplishment you boast of in the world, there is someone better than you.
Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone Sick except the person who has it.
For God hates utterly The bray of bragging tongues.
He who is enamored of himself will at least have the advantage of being inconvenienced by few rivals.
Lichtenberg, Georg C.
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just 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.
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.
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.
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
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