Just because you're beautiful and perfect, it's made you conceited.
~ William Goldman
Glory of the world makes life meaningless. Glory of God fulfills it.
Why did you come in to-night with your heads in the air? 'Make way, we are coming! Give us every right and don't you dare breathe a word before us. Pay us every sort of respect, such as no one's ever heard of, and we shall treat you worse than the lowest lackey!' They strive for justice, they stand on their rights, and yet they've slandered him like infidels in their article. We demand, we don't ask, and you will get no gratitude from us, because you are acting for the satisfaction of your own conscience! Queer sort of reasoning!... He has not borrowed money from you, he doesn't owe you anything, so what are you reckoning on, if not his gratitude? So how can you repudiate it? Lunatics! They regard society as savage and inhuman, because it cries shame on the seduced girl; but if you think society inhuman, you must think that the girl suffers from the censure of society, and if she does, how is it you expose her to society in the newspapers and expect her not to suffer? Lunatics! Vain creatures! They don't believe in God, they don't believe in Christ! Why, you are so eaten up with pride and vanity that you'll end by eating up one another, that's what I prophesy. Isn't that topsy-turvydom, isn't it infamy?
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I Am In Love With Myself, With My Heart.
~ Nirav Sanchaniya
Patriotism is the narcissism of countries.
~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Arrogant men with knowledge make more noise from their mouth than making a sense from their mind.
~ Amit Kalantri
Actually, writers have no business writing about their own works. They either wax conceited, saying things like: 'My brilliance is possibly most apparent in my dazzling short story, The Cookiepants Hypotenuse.' Or else they get unbearably cutesy: 'My cat Ootsywootums has given me all my best ideas, hasn't oo, squeezums?
~ Connie Willis
The prince's official job description as king will be 'defender of the faith,' which currently means the state-financed absurdity of the Anglican Church, but he has more than once said publicly that he wants to be anointed as defender of all faiths—another indication of the amazing conceit he has developed in six decades of performing the only job allowed him by the hereditary principle: that of waiting for his mother to expire.
~ Christopher Hitchens
The more a man knows, the more willing he is to learn. The less a man knows, the more positive he is that he knows everything...
~ Robert G. Ingersoll
He who thinks he knows it all knows very little. ~ Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
~ Dr. Maryann Diorio
Beware ! Discipline goes to two different directions : success and self glory. Self glory is the biggest failure of life.
It is not reputation, fame, success or religiosity that glorifies God, it's slavery.
Oh, I'm good. Seriously, after all these years, you'd think I would stop amazing myself. But here I am, still doing it.
~ James Dashner
National boundaries are not evident when we view the Earth from space. Fanatical ethnic or religious or national chauvinisms are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars.
~ Carl Sagan
Being bigheaded can be as irritating and as dangerous as being small-minded.
~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Having a purpose is the little secret of the nonpretties. Something to do always beats something to look at.
~ Adriana Trigiani
Yesterday i was clever so i took the glory for me. Today HE makes me wise so i give the glory to HIM.
Sweet wine makes drunk, sour wine (insult) is tetelestai. Life is not about what we have done and become, but how God to be fully glorified.
Whatever we have in the glory of man is away. Those are just not enough before we go home to the glory of God.
Yesterday I was clever, so I took the glory for me. Today He makes me wise, so I give the glory to Thee
If we glorify God (not self) in everything we do then everything on earth will glorify God.
Time and time again does the pride of man influence his very own fall. While denying it, one gradually starts to believe that he is the authority, or that he possesses great moral dominion over others, yet it is spiritually unwarranted. By that point he loses steam; in result, he falsely begins trying to prove that unwarranted dominion by seizing the role of a condemner.
~ Criss Jami
Self-publishing a shitty book doesn't make you an author any more than singing in the shower makes you a rockstar or squeezing your pimple makes you a dermatologist.
~ Oliver Markus
He wondered fleetingly how many people who sat alone for hours as they scribbled their stories practiced talking about their work during their coffee breaks....
~ Robert Galbraith
When I see an arrogant man, I see one less competitor.
~ Amit Kalantri
False humility is quite like the worst of both worlds: both that of Meekness and that of Conceit.
~ Criss Jami
Pride is born as a mountaintop on a valley, but dies as an abyss in which it is too deep and too dark to see the better.
~ Criss Jami
Premature independence is the daughter of conceit.
~ Idries Shah
We measure everything by ourselves with almost a necessary conceit.
~ Dejan Stojanovic
Nor is it the spirit of those Christians - alas, they are many - whose ambition in life seems limited to building a nice middle-class Christian home, and making nice middle-class Christian friends, and bringing up their children in nice middle-class Christian ways, and who leave the sub-middle-class sections of the community, Christian and non-Christian, to get on by themselves. The Christmas spirit does not shine out in the Christian snob. For the Christmas spirit is the spirit of those who, like their Master, live their whole lives on the principle of making themselves poor - spending and being spent - to enrich their fellowmen, giving time, trouble, care and concern to do good to others - and not just their own friends - in whatever way there seems need.
~ J.i. Packer
I know he's rich. He knows he's rich, too.
~ Lorraine Hansberry
I'm Dylan. I'm so cool. I want to date myself, but I don't know how! You want to date me instead? You're so lucky!
~ Rick Riordan
Self-respect is the very cement of character, without which character will not form nor stand; a personal ideal is the only possible foundation for self-respect, without which self-respect degenerates into vanity or conceit, or is lost entirely, its place being taken by worthlessness and the consciousness of worthlessness; and that is the end of all character. It is often said that if we do not respect ourselves no one else will respect us; this is rather a dangerous way to put it; let us rather say that if we are not worthy of our own respect we cannot claim the respect of others. True self-respect is a matter of being and never of mere seeming. As Paulsen says, It is vanity that desires first of all to be seen and admired, and then, if possible, really to be something; whereas proper self esteem desires first of all to be something, and' then, if possible, to have its worth recognized.
~ Edward O. Sisson
Two times twice now, I have been called arrogant, by the decadent.I'd rather be overly self confident, rather than overly self indulgent.
~ Justin K. Mcfarlane Beau
If I’m conceited enough to believe I’m invincible, then maybe it will take me doing the very thing I swore I would never do to understand that I’m not as wonderful as I thought I was.
~ Craig D. Lounsbrough
Still I promise myself, Next time I will do better in the all-too-human conceit that I will always be offered a next time.
~ Robin Hobb
Social media has infected the world with a sickening virus called vanity.
~ Kellie Elmore
An ordinary man gets arrogant with beauty, conceited with knowledge and ruthless with power.
~ Amit Kalantri
There is a deep and perennial and profoundly human impulse to approach the world with a DEMAND, to approach the world with a PRECONDITION, that what has got to turn out to lie at THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE, that what has got to turn out to lie at THE FOUNDATION OF ALL BEING, is some powerful and reassuring and accessible image of OURSELVES... and that, more than any of their particular factual inaccuracies - is what bothers me the most about them. It is precisely the business of resisting that demand, it is precisely the business of approaching the world with open and authentic wonder, and with a sharp, cold eye, and singularly intent upon the truth, that's called science.
~ David Z. Albert