conceit

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

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A Quote by unknown on conceit and disease

Conceit is an unusual disease; it makes everyone sick but the one who has it.

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A Quote by Epictetus on business, conceit, impossibility, learning, and philosophy

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 (c. 50 - 120)

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on conceit

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We can bear to be deprived of everything but our self-conceit.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by unknown on conceit, mistrust, modesty, and timidity

Timidity is mistrust of self, and proceeds not from modesty but from conceit. A man is timid because he is afraid of not appearing to his best advantage.

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A Quote by The Bible on conceit

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Answer a fool according to his folly lest he be wise in his own conceit.

The Bible

Source: Proverbs 26:5

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A Quote by Sir Max Beerbohm on conceit, people, and satisfaction

To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people. A conceited man is satisfied with the effect he produces on himself.

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956)

Source: Quia Imperfectum

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on conceit and god

For what are they all in their high conceit, When man in the bush with God may meet?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Good-bye

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on chance, conceit, defeat, facts, ignorance, insanity, learning, moderation, and skill

When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits; on his manhood; he has gained the facts; learns his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation and real skill.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Louisa May Alcott on charm, conceit, danger, genius, gifts, good, goodness, modesty, needs, power, and talent

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.

Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

Source: Amy March, in Little Women, pt. 2, ch. 16, 1869.

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