Conceit Quotes

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The modern conceit—educated people think they can outsmart complex systems like evolution, capitalism, weather, biology...
He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.


Oh, for a pin that would puncture pretension!
Conceit may puff a man up but never props him up.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.
— “Thought for the Day,” BBC Radio
None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.
If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are overdressed.
— The Wedded Unmother
The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.


When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
The question we do not see when we are young is whether we own pride or are owned by it.