Friday, 27 January 2012

Conceit - Quotes

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

Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works. - William Shakespeare

Conceit is a strange disease: it makes everyone sick except the person who has it. - Evan Esar

Conceit is just as natural a thing to human minds as a centre is to a circle. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Conceit is pride and arrogance on steroids. - Michelle Singletary

Conceit is the most contemptible and one of the most odious qualities in the world. It is vanity driven from all other shifts, and forced to appeal to itself for admiration. - William Hazlitt

Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but impairs what it would improve. - Alexander Pope

Conceit may puff a man up, but never prop him up. - John Ruskin

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

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity. - Robert Half

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. - Aesop

Those who are talentless themselves are the first to talk about the conceit of others; for mediocrity bears but one flower – ENVY. - Charles William Day

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. - Louisa May Alcott

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