The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.
It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don’t like something, it is empirically not good. I don’t like Chinese food, but I don’t write articles trying to prove it doesn’t exist.
An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life—becoming a better person.
We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant, but we were right.
No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.
He is not in the least arrogant. The last album was written in a room in Sussex. He was like a mad professor, spending all day writing and then coming out with brilliant tunes.
A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people's lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.
When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities.
It is extremely arrogant and very foolish to think that you can ever outwit your audience.
You can be confident and secure and know that you do a good job at what you do. But you don't know to be arrogant about it.
Of course [I believe in aliens]. Are you so arrogant as to believe we are alone in this universe?
I am definitely not scared of Mike Tyson. I am at the top of the food chain and he is looking to knock me off. Mike's an arrogant imbecile. He sounds like a cartoon character.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it' is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant or the scared. It's an excuse for inaction, a call to non-arms.
Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves, but persuades us that they escape the notice of others.
We are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, friendship, generosity, kindness, faith, hope, and joy.
Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.
It might be arrogant to think that we're the only living creations in all of the solar systems that there are. Space is so vast
I don't mean to be arrogant and I really appreciate my fans but talking about what I am doing is not something I'm good at. I do what I do and that's it. I want to get back to my work and do more of it instead of talking about it.
Pete Rose is the most likable arrogant person I've ever met.
They're very nationalistic the French - or they used to be. Very insular. Pretty arrogant.
Somehow in the 20th Century an idea has developed that music is an activity or skill which is not comprehensible to the man in the street. This is an arrogant assertion and not necessarily a true one.
I try to be careful about wording. One of the things I've tried to combat in my blog is the notion that journalists are arrogant and unconcerned with the readership.
The executive branch has grown too strong, the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid.
I've always thought that we, as human beings, would be naive and arrogant to pretend that we're the only life form in the galaxy.
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