A Quote by Sorin Cerin on life, wisdom, death, truth, stupidity, and arrogance

  How many consuming fires can there be in the words: freedom, peace and democracy and how easy they can be extinguished by ignorance, stupidity and arrogance?

Sorin Cerin

Source: Wisdom Collection

Contributed by: lorasmith

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on human, time, immortality, arrogance, universe, and mind

What is wrong with us human beings, and has been wrong since time immemorial, is that without ever stating it in so many words, we believe that we have entered the realm of immortality. We behave as if we are never going to die - an infantile arrogance. But even more injurious than this sense of immortality is what comes with it : the sense that we can engulf this inconcievable universe with our minds.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Active Side of Infinity, Harper Collins, 2000

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Derrick Jensen on nonhuman, intelligence, and arrogance

The pretense that humans are superior to nonhumans is entirely unsupportable.  I have seen no compelling evidence that humans are particularly more "intelligent" than any other creature.  I have had long and fruitful relationshis with many nonhuman animals, both domesticated and wild, and have reveled in the bouquet of radically different intelligences - different forms, not different "quantities" that they have introduced to me, each in his or her own time, in his or her own way.
Similarly, I have seen no evidence that animals do not plan, do not remember, do not hold grudges, do not squabble, do not have communities, do not grieve, do not feel joy, do not play games, do not make jokes, do not enjoy challenges, do not have fun, do not have morals, do not feel or think so many of the things that are so arrogantly deemed to be human traits.  Indeed, I have seen all of these "human" traits in nonhuman animals.

Derrick Jensen

Source: Thought to Exist in the Wild: Awakening from the Nightmare of Zoos

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on ego, conceit, arrogance, and self-importance

If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot immediately!

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, spoken by Zaphod Beeblebrox

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on superiority, self-delusion, and arrogance

The true means of being misled is to believe oneself finer than the others.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Quoted in Beggars Ride by Nancy Kress, Tor Books, 1997, p. 341

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on lies, entrepreneurs, ideas, market, venture capitalists, arrogance, and mac

“No one can do what we're doing.” If there's anything worse than the lack of a market and cluelessness, it's arrogance. No one else can do this until the first company does it, and ten others spring up in the next ninety days. Let's see, no one else ran a sub four-minute mile after Roger Bannister. (It took only a month before John Landy did). The world is a big place. There are lots of smart people in it. Entrepreneurs are kidding themselves if they think they have any kind of monopoly on knowledge. And, sure as I'm a Macintosh user, on the same day that an entrepreneur tells this lie, the venture capitalist will have met with another company that's doing the same thing.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: Blog: Signum sine tinnitu--by Guy Kawasaki : The Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by unknown on anger, arrogance, confusion, darkness, depression, doubt, fear, impatience, jealousy, pessimism, selfishness, unhappiness, and words

Words That Encourage Darkness and The Adversary: Angry, Antagonistic, Appetites, Arrogant, Confused, Contention, Covetous, Critical, Depressed, Domineering, Doubt, Easily Offended, Evasive, Fear, Frustrated, Harshness, Impatience, Ineffective, Irritable, Jealousy, Negative, Pessimistic, Possessive, Resentful, Secretive, Self-C entered, Selfish, Troubled, Uncontrolled, Unhappy, Vindictive,


Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on arrogance, failure, foolishness, perseverance, and success

Entrepreneurs don't give up easily. When they're successful, this is called "perseverance." Before they succeed, or if they fail, it's called "stubborn," "bullheaded," "arrogant," or "foolish."


Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Tim Smit on arrogance, garden, and nature

A garden is a symbol of man's arrogance, perverting nature to human ends . . . and humans are part of nature . . . a perverse dilemma!

Tim Smit

Source: The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on arrogance, discovery, ideas, and justice

Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

Contributed by: Zaady

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