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Conceit Quotes

These are some of the best 'Conceit' quotations and sayings.

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A man - poet, prophet, or whatever he may be - readily persuades himself of his right to all the worship that is voluntarily tendered.

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.

Conceit and confidence are both of them cheats. - The first always imposes on itself; the second frequently deceives others.

Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.

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

Conceit is God's gift to little men.

Conceit is the finest armour a man can wear.

Conceit is the most contemptible, and one of the most odious qualities in the world. - It is vanity driven from all other shifts, and forced to appeal to itself for admiration.

Conceit is to nature, what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but it impairs what it would improve.

Conceit may puff a man up, but can never prop him up.

Conceit not so high an opinion of any one as to be bashful and impotent in their presence.

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.

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

Conceited men are a harmless kind of creatures, who, by their overweening self-respect, relieve others from the duty of respecting them at all.

Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.

Every man, however little, makes a figure in his own eyes.

He who gives himself airs of importance, exhibits the credentials of impotence.

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

If its colors were but fast colors, self-conceit would be a most comfortable quality. - But life is so humbling, mortifying, disappointing to vanity, that a great man's idea of himself gets washed out of him by the time he is forty.

It is the admirer of himself, and not the admirer of virtue, that thinks himself superior to others.

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