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.
No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.
We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant, but we were right.
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.
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.
I can come off as pretty arrogant, but it's because I know I'm right.
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.
When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken.
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.
You have to know when to be arrogant. You have to when to be humble. You have to know when to be hard and you have to know when to be soft.
The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
I believe my publisher has shown a great deal of faith in me over a lot of years but I'm not prepared to be so arrogant to say that the long-term literary value of my work would compensate them for a financial failure.
It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
I was introverted, shy. But if you win a lot you need to be extroverted, or they'll think you're arrogant.
Of course [I believe in aliens]. Are you so arrogant as to believe we are alone in this universe?
It is extremely arrogant and very foolish to think that you can ever outwit your audience.
We are on top at the moment, but not because of the club's financial power. We are in contention for a lot of trophies because of my hard work.
Before I make a mistake, I don't make that mistake.
Stupidity combined with arrogance and a huge ego will get you a long way.
My history as a manager cannot be compared with Frank Rijkaard's history. He has zero trophies and I have a lot of them.
I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, were god-like creatures, and to say I was striving to be a writer would be incredibly arrogant.
The executive branch has grown too strong, the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid.
It sounds really arrogant, but my music's my favourite music ever. I prefer it to anyone else's.
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.
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