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Conceit quotes and quotations

Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.
Ellen Terry

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

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

Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
Aesop

To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance.
Oscar Wilde

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
Bible

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Aesop

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

Faith, that's as well said as if I had said it myself.
Jonathan Swift

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

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

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

Whoe'er imagines prudence all his own, Or deems that he hath powers to speak and judge Such as none other hath, when they are known, They are found shallow.
Sophocles

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.
Thomas Traherne

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

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

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

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

He who boasts of his accomplishments will heap ridicule.
Phillipine Proverb

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

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
Bible

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

The world knows only two, that's Rome and I.
Ben Jonson

In men this blunder still you find, All think their little set mankind.
Hannah More

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

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

These signs have marked me extraordinary, And all the courses of my life do show I am not in the roll of common men.
William Shakespeare

Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works.
William Shakespeare

Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
Alexandre Dumas

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

He fell in love with himself at first sight and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Selflove seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Powell