For God hates utterlyThe bray of bragging tongues.


What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.


Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.


When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.

Bernard Bailey

Conceit is God's gift to little men.

Bruce Barton

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

Marie Ebner von Eschenbach

The world tolerates conceit from those who are successful, but not from anybody else.

John Blake

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.

Thomas Carlyle

The less their ability, the more their conceit.

Ahad HaAm

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.

Max Beerbohm

The thing that was remarkably wonderful about her was that she had no conceit. She was completely modest.

Jon Vickers

Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.

Ellen Terry