43 Quotes About Being Conceited


Being too comfortable can actually create damage to your life. Sometimes getting out of your comfort zone will help you to spur on moments of creativity and help you achieve world changing outcomes. Here are some great quotes about being conceited that are encouraging.

“A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.”

“A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.”

“An ordinary man gets arrogant with beauty, conceited with knowledge and ruthless with power.”

“Anyone must be mainly ignorant or thoughtless, who is surprised at everything he sees; or wonderfully conceited who expects everything to conform to his standard of propriety.”

“Conceit causes more conversation than wit.”

“Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest.”

“Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.”

“Conceit is God’s gift to little men.”

“Conceit is incompatible with understanding.”

“Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but it impairs what it would improve.”

“Conceit spoils the finest genius.”

“Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.”

“Conceited men often seem a harmless kind of men, who, by an overweening self-respect, relieve others from the duty of respecting them at all.”

“Early risers are conceited in the morning and stupid in the afternoon.”

“Even the weakest disputant is made so conceited by what he calls religion, as to think himself wiser than the wisest who thinks differently from him.”

“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.”

“He who is enamored of himself will at least have the advantage of being inconvenienced by few rivals.”

“I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”

“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.”

“I think William Shakespeare was the wisest human being I ever heard of. To be perfectly frank, though, that’s not saying much. We are impossibly conceited animals, and actually dumb as heck.”

“If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.”

“If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.”

“If you done it, it ain’t bragging.”

“It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one’s own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.”

“It is so conceited and timid to be ashamed of one’s mistakes. Of course they are mistakes. Go on to the next.”

“I’ve never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.”

“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.”

“Just because you’re beautiful and perfect, it’s made you conceited.”

“Married men are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not.”

“Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.”

“Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.”

“People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may think them considerable enough to be the envy and the mark of fortune.”

“People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.”

“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?”

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

“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.”

“There’s nothing more arrogant or conceited than youth, and there’s nothing other than machinery that can replace youth.”

“These signs have marked me extraordinary, And all the courses of my life do show I am not in the roll of common men.”

“To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind.”

“We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don’t care for.”

“We’re just a conceited naked ape, but in our minds we’re some ‘divine legend’ and we see ourselves as some sort of god, thinking we can decide what will live and what will die, what will be saved and what will be destroyed, but honestly we’re just a bunch of primates out of control.”

It can be hard to see the difference between conceit and confidence. Knowing what to look for will ensure you do not cross that line.

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