Category Archives: ARROGANCE

“They stood there, King of the Hill, Top of the Heap, Ruler of All They Surveyed, Unimpeachable Monarchs and Presidents, trying to understand what it meant to own a world and how big a world really was.” ― Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles

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William Shakespeare :

The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes. ‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest. It becomes The thronèd monarch better than his crown.

In the coldest flint there is hot fire.

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Ogden Nash :

A young person is a person with nothing to learn One who already knows that ice does not chill and fire does not burn . . . It knows it can spend six hours in the sun on its first day at the beach without ending up a skinless beet, And it knows it can walk barefoot through the barn without running a nail in its feet. . . . Meanwhile psychologists grow rich Writing that the young are ones’ should not undermine the self-confidence of which.

[Ogden Nash (1902-1971), U.S. poet. “Fortunately,” Versus, 1949.]

In our home, something like being a poet would be thought of as putting on airs

KAY RYAN

http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com/318827.html

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They are not devious, and they fear lies as they fear fire. They don’t tell lies even in the most trivial matters. To lie to someone is to insult them, and the liar is diminished in the eyes of the person he lies to. Civilized people don’t put on airs; they behave in the street as they would at home, they don’t show off to impress their juniors.

From a letter to Nikolay Chekhov, March 1886
― Anton Chekhov, A Life in Letters

No fox is foxier than man!”  ― Mehmet Murat ildan

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It ar’n’t that I loves the fox less, but that I loves the ‘ound more.

– R S Surtees

Suburban foxes are not simply tame towards men. They are also damn supercilious. One pads amongst the azaleas in our garden at night, staring through the lounge windows to watch the News at Ten.

Richard Gordon

Spectacles on the nose! (pay attention).

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With curious art the brain, too finely wrought.

Preys on herself, and is destroyed by  thought.

And he was so proud that should he meet
The Twelve Apostles in the street,
He’d turn his nose up at them all,
And shove his Saviour from the wall.

The drum makes a great fuss because it is empty. Trinidadian

 

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Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes. That’s the Irish for you!

A fly that dances carelessly in front of a spider’s web, risks the wrath of the spider’s teeth.

(African Proverb)

http://www.inspirationalstories.com/proverbs/t/about-spider/

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In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled. 

~Paul Eldridge

Even if your words are a lie, your eyes always tell the truth.

Libby Saumur.

http://www.midnightangel308.com/eye_quote.htm

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It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses

 

 

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.

– Dorothy Parker

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“With the arrogance of youth, I determined to do no less than to transform the world with Beauty. If I have succeeded in some small way, if only in one small corner of the world, amongst the men and women I love, then I shall count myself blessed, and blessed, and blessed, and the work goes on.”

― William Morris, The Well At The World’s End: Volume I

He realized that the loudest are the least sincere, that arrogance is a quality of the ignorant, and that flatterers tend to be vicious. ”

― Isabel Allende, Zorro

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Wealth is both an enemy and a friend.

Nepali

http://www.finestquotes.com/author_quotes-author-Nepali%20Proverbs-page-0.htm

“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”

― Bertrand Russell, Mortals and Others 1: American Essays 1931-35

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“The line between confidence and arrogance is very fine, Josh,” Flamel said quietly. “And the line between arrogance and stupidity even finer. Sophie,” he added, without looking at her.”
― Michael Scott, The Sorceress

all his longings came out as a kind of disdain for what he longed for.

― Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty

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No tears, Celia, now shall win

         My resolv’d heart to return;

I have search’d thy soul within,

         And find nought, but pride, and scorn;

I have learn’d thy arts, and now

Can disdain as much as thou.

Some power, in my revenge, convey

That love to her I cast away.

Disdain Returned

BY THOMAS CAREW

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173131

Arrogance is blind to the stumbling block.

― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

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“I know it’s not clothes that make women beautiful or otherwise, nor beauty care, nor expensive creams, nor the distinction of costliness of their finery. I know the problem lies elsewhere. I don’t know where. I only know it isn’t where women think.”

― Marguerite Duras, The Lover

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton

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“Our society is afflicted by a spirit of thoughtless arrogance unbecoming those who have been so magnificently blessed. How grateful we should be for the bounties we enjoy. Absence of gratitude is the mark of the narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of knowledge and the ignorance of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in ugly egotism and frequently in wanton mischief….
Where there is appreciation, there is courtesy, there is concern for the rights and property of others. Without appreciation, there is arrogance and evil.
Where there is gratitude, there is humility, as opposed to pride.”

Gordon B. Hinckley

True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. Martin Luther King Jr.

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I don’t like your generation, Miss Gray. I don’t like your arrogance, your selfishness, your selfishness, your violence, THE CURIOUS SELECTIVITY OF YOUR COMPASSION. You pay for nothing with your own coin, not even for your ideals. You denigrate and destroy and never build. You invite punishment like rebellious children, then scream when you are punished. The men I knew, the men I was brought up with, were not like that. " P.D. James.

First, you are unfortunate ; secondly, you are proud. Pride without reason.

"A Dictionary of Kashmiri Proverbs & Sayings: Explained and Illustrated from …"

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Arrogance and rudeness are training wheels on the bicycle of life — for weak people who cannot keep their balance without them.
Laura Teresa Marquez

http://www.inspirationalsayingss.com/arrogance/index.html

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Where pride leads, shame follows.

"The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"

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And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance. Verily, you can neither rend nor penetrate the earth, nor can you attain a stature like the mountains in height.

ISLAMIC QUOTE.

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It is a foolish bird," we say, " that fouls its own nest,

"Proverb lore; many sayings, wise or otherwise, on many subjects, gleaned from many sources"

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Spain : " A little bird must have a little nest " — a lesson in contentment, a warning against pretension and undue importance.

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The nest of a blind bird is made by God," is a beautiful lesson of resignation and faith.

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