Quotations on Arrogance

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What annoys the hell out of me is the arrogance of some people. They don't even listen to our music, they decided in advance that they don't like it.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Keywords: Music, People, Arrogance, Hell)

The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.
- Cyrano de Bergerac
(Keywords: Nature, Men, Apples, Arrogance, Sun)

This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.
- Joe Biden
(Keywords: Power, Arrogance, Example)

All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
- Theodore Bikel
(Keywords: Power, Strength, Arrogance, Choice, Justice)

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Age, Arrogance, Youth)

It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to.
- Edgar Z. Friedenberg
(Keywords: Nature, Time, Arrogance, Romantic, Want)

Most individuals have always thought themselves not big enough or significant enough to have an effect on the whole planet, a notion which conversely made them think they could afford big arrogance and big greed over its resources.
- Lynette Fromme
(Keywords: Thought, Arrogance, Effect, Greed)

This searching and doubting and vacillating where nothing is clear but the arrogance of quest. I, too, had such noble ideas when I was still a boy.
- Franz Grillparzer
(Keywords: Ideas, Arrogance, Nothing, Quest)

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: Poetry, Power, Arrogance, Concern, Diversity, Existence, Limitations, Man, Richness)

Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel.
- Joe Klein
(Keywords: Policy, Arrogance, Compassion, Foreign policy, Humility)

We had every problems starting a big top could have. The tent fell down on the first day. We had problems getting people into the shows. It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived.
- Guy Laliberte
(Keywords: People, Courage, Arrogance, Day, First, Problems, Youth)

You say that your hope is in God, and he will, I am sure, stand by you. But you must not forget that you have been given worldly means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong; it is necessary to see such things with a broad mind in order to oppose them.
- Knute Nelson
(Keywords: God, Hope, Arrogance, Forget, Mind, Order, Will, Wrong)

If you're a director, your entire livelihood and your entire creativity is based on your self-confidence. Sometimes that's dangerously close to arrogance.
- Trevor Nunn
(Keywords: Creativity, Arrogance, Self)

This administration in Washington... clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need but it's the most qualified to make essential decisions for every American in every area. That mix of arrogance and audacity that guides the Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American.
- Rick Perry
(Keywords: Government, American, Arrogance, Decisions, Freedom, Washington)

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
- William Pollard
(Keywords: Success, Arrogance, Innovation, Learning, Tomorrow, Will, Yesterday)

Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance - before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans - helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions.
- Rick Santorum
(Keywords: Values, America, American, Americans, Arrogance, Deep, Freedom, President, Traditions)

There are so many ways to heal. Arrogance may have a place in technology, but not in healing. I need to get out of my own way if I am to heal.
- Anne Wilson Schaef
(Keywords: Technology, Arrogance, Healing, May)

The insular arrogance of the English character is a commonplace joke.
- Goldwin Smith
(Keywords: Character, Arrogance, English)

There's a certain arrogance to an actor who will look at a script and feel like, because the words are simple, maybe they can paraphrase it and make it better.
- Mary Steenburgen
(Keywords: Actor, Arrogance, Will, Words)

We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities.
- Barbra Streisand
(Keywords: Family, Arrogance, Elderly, Exercise, Fraud, Presidency, President, Republican)

Science moves with the spirit of an adventure characterized both by youthful arrogance and by the belief that the truth, once found, would be simple as well as pretty.
- James D. Watson
(Keywords: Science, Truth, Belief, Adventure, Arrogance, Pretty, Spirit)

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Keywords: Change, Life, Arrogance, Humility, Reason)









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