people are most sure and arrogant, they are commonly
the most mistaken, and have then given views to passion,
without that proper deliberation and suspense which can
alone secure them from the grossest absurdities.
some people would be if they were not arrogant.
Anyone who does not exercise compassion is ignorant of the reality
that everyone needs it at some time in life; or we forget that someone
has blessed us with compassion at a time when we needed it. That
the smallness of arrogance. It is a disease of the soul.
It can be highly
contagious. Ignorance is its carrier. It ravages the souls
of those who
think there is no reality beyond themselves. Those who suffer
smallness of arrogance think that ill fortune is the fault of those
suffer it; that good fortune is a privilege that belongs to
path you take, Grandson, do not succumb to arrogance and endanger your
soul. -Joseph M. Marshall III
arrogant person can't make me feel bad any more, because
it's so easy to see through them once you know that they're
faking it. They've put on this mask because they fear
that others will see through them, will understand that
no, they're not happy. I see arrogance as a sad state now,
a state in which people try to hide behind their money or
their breeding or their social standing or their
positions of "power," but a state in which they'll
never be able to let their true selves shine through. . . . Be
arrogant if you wish. Look down on others and treat them
poorly, if you wish. But realize that if you do so, you're
only allowing your own inner weaknesses to shine through,
and you're not fooling anyone. Not the people around you,
who hold you in disdain, not the God who made you and
loves you and knows all about you, and not yourself.
Arrogance is a
creature. It does not have senses. It has only a sharp
tongue and the pointing finger. -Toba
Be careful not to
mistake insecurity and inadequacy for humility! Humility has
nothing to do with the insecure and inadequate. Just like
arrogance has nothing to do with greatness!
-C. JoyBell C
Timing and arrogance
are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
Early in my career I had
to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility.
chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.
-Frank Lloyd Wright
When you think
yours is the only true path you forever chain yourself to
judging others and narrow the vision of God. The roads to
and arrogance are parallel roads that can intersect each other several
throughout a person's life. Itís often hard to recognize one
another. What makes them different is the road to righteousness
with the love of humanity. The road to arrogance is paved with
the love of self.
-Shannon L. Alder
is a wicked and pervading arrogance loose on the earth,
like a rabid beast, an overdog. Does it run, does it slouch,
its name have a number? The beast preaches contempt, for that's
what arrogance says: that nothing is real but itself, and the
and blood of another's being are insubstantial as breath.
When you judge anotherís religion then your
beliefs are finally judged,
humility sets in. At this point, God smiles because he finally
got you to
recognize arrogance. Blessed is the person that steps outside
beliefs for one day to absorb a different perspective on life.
perspective you will not only learn about others but finally see your
true self. -Shannon L. Alder
is a horrible thing. But arrogance, the belief that knowing a
little more than the ignorant makes you wise, is more horrible still.
We have come to
look at our planet as a resource for our species, which
is funny when you think that the planet has been around for about five
billion years, and Homo sapiens for perhaps one hundred thousand.
have acquired an arrogance about ourselves that I find
frightening. We have
come to feel that we are so far apart from the rest of nature
that we have but to command. -Marston Bates
Arrogance makes you stronger from outside, but even weaker from
inside. -Ujas Soni
likes to appear humble in public. -Toba Beta,
Master of Stupidity
I didn't know that there was a
thin line between ignorance and arrogance. -Faraaz Kazi,
Truly, Madly, Deeply
opposite of humility is arrogance--the belief that we are wiser
or better than others. Arrogance promotes separation
community. It looms like a brick wall between us
and those from whom we could learn. -John Marks
Worldwide Laws of Life
boastfulness, and the overestimation of our abilities
reflects underdeveloped self-esteem rather than, as some
people imagine, too much self-esteem. -Nathaniel
Self-Esteem Every Day
Arrogance really comes
from insecurity, and in the end our feeling
that we are bigger than others is really the flip side
of our feeling that we are smaller than others.
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by
youth. -Edmund Burke
Nobody who is
somebody looks down on anybody. -Margaret Deland
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