35 Quotes About Hubris


Becoming a victim of hubris can leave you alienating those around you. The only true human virtue, hubris is identified by signs of arrogance and over confidence. Here is a look at some great quotes about hubris that are encouraging.

“Amassing of wealth is an opportunity for good deeds, not hubris”

“Americans need to understand that they have lost their country. The rest of the world needs to recognize that Washington is not merely the most complete police state since Stalinism, but also a threat to the entire world.”

“Continue to learn with humility, not hubris. Hubris is boring.”

“Dreams of innocence are just that; they usually depend on a denial of reality that can be its own form of hubris.”

“Even great men bow before the Sun; it melts hubris into humility.”

“Feeling superior doesn’t make one superior. Hubris does not humble others.”

“Hubris and science are incompatible.”

“Hubris calls for nemesis, and in one form or another it’s going to get it, not as a punishment from outside but as the completion of a pattern already started.”

“Hubris is one of the great renewable resources.”

“Hubris itself will not let you be an artist.”

“Hubris means deadly pride. Thinking you can do things better than anyone else.”

“Hubris, arrogance, is just one step ahead of loss of integrity, because if you think you’re better than other people, you know more, then you’re going to think, as many leaders have, that the rules don’t apply to them – so they lose their integrity.”

“If one sins against the laws of proportion and gives something too big to something too small to carry it – too big sails to too small a ship, too big meals to too small a body, too big powers to too small a soul – the result is bound to be a complete upset.”

“In a lot of Western science fiction, you need some form of conflict, whether it’s aliens or robots.”

“In an outburst of hubris the overfed body will rush into sickness, while the jack-in-office will rush into the unrighteousness that hubris always breeds.”

“Insanity is not hubris, not pride; it is inflation of the ego to its ultimate – confusion between him who worships and that which is worshipped. Man has not eaten God; God has eaten man.”

“It betrays hubris on the part of the artist to think his medium is limiting him, and I think we all recognize this”

“It was the hubris of each generation to think this anew, to think that their time was special, that all things would come to an end with them.”

“It’s hubris to think that the way we see things is everything there is.”

“My fatal flaw is hubris. The brown stuff they spread on veggie sandwiches? No, seaweed brain. That’s hummus. Hubris is worse. What could be worse than hummus?”

“Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We’re not the brain, we are a cancer on nature.”

“Politicians in their hubris who believe they can ignore debt or wish it away are sorely disappointed – as we see now with the plummeting approval ratings of both the administration and Congress.”

“Since the end of the World War II, the United States has fought three”small” wars…we lost all three of them and for the same reason-hubris.”

“Success usually breeds a degree of hubris.”

“Such hubris could only come from a man’s mouth.”

“The folly and hubris of the policy makers who heedlessly thrust the nation into an ill-defined and open-ended ‘global war on terror’ without the foggiest notion of what victory would look like, how it would be won, and what it might cost approached standards hitherto achieved only by slightly mad German warlords.”

“The Modern Self must confront the shadow of hubris.”

“The top line is that hubris is a disease that comes from success.”

“There is a little bit of hubris to want to change the past. It implies that you know better – that things didn’t happen the way that they were supposed to.”

“Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.”

“To act without rapacity, to use knowledge with wisdom, to respect interdependence, to operate without hubris and greed are not simply moral imperatives. They are an accurate scientific description of the means of survival.”

“We’re all victims of our own hubris at times.”

“What matters are those ordinary acts of kindness and of love, not vaulting ambition with its attendant hubris and smugness.”

“Whenever I’ve had success, I never learn from it. Success usually breeds a degree of hubris. When you fail, that’s when you learn.”

“With competition there is always ego and hubris… competition gets in the way of work.”

Leading with humor and not hubris is an important way to get others to follow and believe in you.

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