- Be not
wise in your own conceits.—ROMANS
the most contemptible
and one of the most odious qualities in the world. It is vanity driven
from all other shifts, and forced to appeal to itself for
certain way to be cheated
is to fancy one's self more cunning than others.—CHARRON.
to nature what paint
is to beauty; it is not only needless, but impairs what it would
slow to believe that
you are wiser than all others; it is a fatal but common error. Where
has been saved by a true estimation of another's weakness, thousands
been destroyed by a false appreciation of their own strength.—COLTON.
- We go
fancy that everybody
is thinking of us. But he is not; he is like us—he is thinking of
a man wise in his
own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.—PROVERBS 26:12.
- A man
is proud of small
things shows that small things are great to him.—MADAME DE GIRARDIN.
men are most always
apt to be a little too proud of the job. —H.W. SHAW.
sometimes made a
fool, but a coxcomb is always of a man's own making.—ADDISON.
- He who
gives himself airs of
importance exhibits the credentials of impotence.—LAVATER.
any one speaks of himself,
the less he likes to hear another talked of.—LAVATER.