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It is wonderful how near conceit is to insanity!

No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself.

No man was ever so much deceived by another, as by himself.

None are so seldom found alone, and are so soon tired of their own company as those coxcombs who are on the best terms with themselves.

Of all the follies incident to youth, there are none which blast their prospects, or render them more contemptible, than self-conceit, presumption, and obstinacy. By checking progress in improvement, they fix one in long immaturity, and produce irreparable mischief.

Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit.

One's self-satisfaction is an untaxed kind of property, which it is very unpleasant to find depreciated.

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

Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.

The art of making much show with little substance.

The best of lessons, for a good many people, would be, to listen at a key hole. - It is a pity for such that the practice is dishonorable.

The more one speaks of himself, the less he likes to hear another talked of.

The overweening self-respect of conceited men relieves others from the duty of respecting them at all.

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.

The weakest spot in every man is where he thinks himself to be the wisest.

They say that every one of us believes in his heart, or would like to have others believe, that he is something which he is not.

To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind.

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

Wind puffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools


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