The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.
Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit.
There's a big difference between confidence and conceit.
Glory is not a conceit. It is not a decoration for valor. Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely and who rely on you in rerun.
I became aware that I did not know as much about my musical trade as puerile conceit had led me to suppose. My dedication to practice did not burgeon fully until I came under the ponderous, yet benign, influence of my great master, Eugene Ysaye.
Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
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.
Conceit is God's gift to little men.
The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man, really; a man uncertain, and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.
Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life.
Conceit is the finest armour a man can wear.
With me it's the whole thing, it's the conceit, the idea, what the poem is saying. And it goes on just as long as is necessary to say what needs to be said.
Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
The proposition of an established classification of states as slave states and free states, as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern, as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary, and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit.