Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
If you done it, it ain't bragging.
The smaller the mind, the greater the ego.
Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
The worst kind of arrogance is arrogance from ignorance.
To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,
Brags of his substance, not of ornament:
They are but beggars that can count their worth;
But my true love is grown to such excess,
I cannot sum up half my sum of wealth.
I've never been a conceited person or cocky, never felt boastful, but I always had a sense of self-worth; I always had a real sense of myself.
Conceit spoils the finest genius.
I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited.
I hate elitists. I hate conceited people. I hate pompous people.
Conceit is God's gift to little men.
If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
Conceit may puff a man up, but never prop him up.
Conceit is incompatible with understanding.
Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest.
Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, "If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?"
God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.
Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but it impairs what it would improve.
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