Quotations on Conceit

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The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Conceit, Mind)

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
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Danger, Gifts, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Consciousness, Danger, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: Balance, Conceit, Modesty, Popularity)

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
- Abraham Cahan
(Keywords: Heart, Conceit, Envy, Fight)

Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man, really; a man uncertain, and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.
- Willa Cather
(Keywords: Arrogance, Conceit, Man)

It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life.
- Augustus Hare
(Keywords: Life, Babies, Conceit, Importance, Intellect, Mothers)

Conceit is the finest armour a man can wear.
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Keywords: Conceit, Man)

With me it's the whole thing, it's the conceit, the idea, what the poem is saying. And it goes on just as long as is necessary to say what needs to be said.
- James Laughlin
(Keywords: Idea, Conceit, Needs, Saying)

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
- Channing Pollock
(Keywords: Conceit, Desire, Greed, Living, Self)

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Keywords: Causes, Conceit, Conversation, Wit)

Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.
- Alain Rene Le Sage
(Keywords: Conceit, Man, Pride)

The proposition of an established classification of states as slave states and free states, as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern, as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary, and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit.
- William H. Seward
(Keywords: Conceit, states)

Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
- Johnny Unitas
(Keywords: Bragging, Conceit, Confidence, Job)

There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
- Johnny Unitas
(Keywords: Bragging, Conceit, Confidence, Difference, Job)

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
- John Wooden
(Keywords: God, Talent, Conceit, Fame, Man, Self)









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