Arrogance Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old arrogance quotes, arrogance sayings, and arrogance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
Arrogance diminishes wisdom.
Don't be arrogant, because arrogance kills curiosity and passion.
Arrogance is knowledge minus wisdom.
Arrogance is blind to the stumbling block.
Arrogance is a roadblock on the highway of wisdom.
An arrogant bug is a cocky roach.
Don't confuse confidence with arrogance. Arrogance is being full of yourself, feeling you're always right, and believing your accomplishments or abilities make you better than other people. People often believe arrogance is excessive confidence, but it's really a lack of confidence. Arrogant people are insecure, and often repel others. Truly confident people feel good about themselves and attract others to them.
Arrogance is a self-defense tactic to disguise insecurities.
The arrogance of some people makes even their virtues appear vices.
Arrogant people are non-learners. They invest their energies in maintaining a cozy feeling of complacency, and complacency is the biggest single enemy to the process of continuously learning from experience. Arrogant people are exactly the sort of people who are destined to have one year's experience 20 times rather than 20 years' worth of experience.
Confidence is a nice suit. Arrogance is the same suit with suspenders, Italian loafers, and gold cuff links.
Arrogance is a kingdom without a crown.
It's only arrogance if you're wrong.
Simone De Beauvoir
Arrogance is a creature. It does not have senses.
It has only a sharp tongue and the pointing finger.
Arrogance is an illusion of superiority one perpetrates upon their self. Some may ultimately find their way through the illusion, but only after many losses.
Arrogance makes you stronger from outside, but even weaker from inside.
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 opposite of humility is arrogance--the belief that we are wiser
or better than others. Arrogance promotes separation rather than
community. It looms like a brick wall between us and those from whom we could learn.
John Marks Templeton
Arrogance likes to appear humble in public.
Ignorance is a horrible thing. But arrogance, the belief that knowing a
little more than the ignorant makes you wise, is more horrible still.
How great some people would be if they were not arrogant.
Arrogance is trying to convince others you're more than who they know you are.
Never mistake arrogance for intellect.
Arrogance is shown in one's respect to the truth.
Arrogance is a weed that grows mostly on a dunghill.
Abundance breeds arrogance.
Arrogance - The best leaders inspire by example. When that's not an option, brute intimidation works pretty well, too.
An arrogant man will still feel immortal, even on his death bed.
You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that's fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others.
Arrogance leads to disaster, sometimes it's better not to be your own master.
Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.
Frank Lloyd Wright
An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life becoming a better person.
A little arrogance in the hands of the extremely capable is well earned - and in most case, deserved.
Arrogance is a mixture of impertinence, disobedience, indiscipline, rudeness, harshness, and a self-assertive nature.
Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
Arrogance and rudeness are training wheels on the bicycle of life -- for weak people who cannot keep their balance without them.
Laura Teresa Marquez
Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
The worst kind of arrogance is arrogance from ignorance.
Your heart is the center of humility, your mind could be the source of arrogance.
Arrogance cometh before reality.
Man in his arrogance thinks himself a great work, worthy the interposition of a great deity. More humble and I believe true to consider him created from animals.
Arrogance is the conjoined twin of ignorance.
Arrogance is not the prerogative of the gifted.
If arrogance were shoes, he'd never go barefoot.
It is the great arrogance of the present to forget the intelligence of the past.
Arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand.
Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance
People express their arrogance in their failed expectations.
Without the compassionate understanding of the fear and trepidation that lie behind courageous speech, we are bound only to our arrogance.
That arrogance of youth and that kind of ignorant confidence can get you through a whole lot of things, and then life does its stuff, and you get smashed around and beaten up. You get full of doubts, and you end up making a person out of those bits and pieces.
It is not a sign of arrogance for the king to rule. That is what he is there for.
William F. Buckley Jr.
I am prepared to meet anyone, but whether anyone is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
I've often said, the only thing standing between me and greatness is me.
I could smell an arrogance, it was my cheap fragrance.
Because arrogance is born in personal vanity, arrogant people are driven without mercy. They can never get enough power to fill the soul's needs or enough respect to overcome the fear that they deserve less than they are getting.
Lewis B. Smedes
Arrogance is an unhealthy ego in need of repair.
Ah, how the seeds of cockiness blossom when soiled in ignorance.
There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. 'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect. 'Bad pride' is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.
John C. Maxwell
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
There but for the grace of God, goes God.
Herman J. Mankiewicz
Humility brings advantage; arrogance provokes disadvantage.
Honesty, truthfulness, integrity, unselfishness—these are always there. And whenever a leader violates these basic principles, through arrogance or through ignorance, there's a derogation of duty.
If Othello were CEO of Enron and Oedipus Rex in charge of WorldCom, they might well have made the same mistakes as Jeff Skilling and Bernie Ebbers. In tragedies both ancient and modern, leaders fall because of arrogance.
Davis L. Dotlich and Peter C. Cairo
They say my people love me and I would be naive to deny it.
Pointe Noire may be the capital, but I'm the head of state, and I'm going to rule from Brazzaville.
The Amhara is to rule, not to be ruled.
Among the walnuts only the empty one speaks.
May my outer head not spoil my inner head.
Charity... is a form of condescension.
What I do mind is the pitying glance, or the heavy sigh, that is deployed these days. I am not ready to be patronized, or condescended to, unless by someone of some eminence who has earned that right. And even then I regard it as a sign of weakness rather than strength.
The unspoken agreement to concede the black community to the sway of the pulpit is itself a form of racist condescension.
Arrogance is the camouflage of insecurity.
Confidence is when you believe in yourself and your abilities, arrogance is when you think you are better than others and act accordingly.
Confidence must be monitored so that it does not spoil or rot and turn to arrogance.
Arrogance and rudeness are training wheels on the bicycle of life for weak people who cannot keep their balance without them.
Arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand in hand.
I'm not being arrogant. It's just that after being barked at by so many ill-bred dogs, every now and then I take a kick at one for the dog's own good.
Reinhard Von Lohengrim
In a world too often governed by corruption and arrogance, it can be difficult to stay true to one's philosophical and literary principles.