Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
Whoe'er imagines prudence all his own,
Or deems that he hath powers to speak and judge
Such as none other hath, when they are known,
They are found shallow.
Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of
a fool than of him.
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things,
but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own
He who is enamored of himself will at least have the advantage of being inconvenienced by few rivals.
I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
He who boasts of his accomplishments will heap ridicule.
Conceit is incompatible with understanding
The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can
render a reason.
Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
These signs have marked me extraordinary,
And all the courses of my life do show
I am not in the roll of common men.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,
Brags of his substance, not of ornament.
They are but beggars that can count their worth;
But my true love is grown to such excess
I cannot sum up sum of half my wealth.
To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance.
I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they
carry their comfort about with them.
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