Snob Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old snob quotes, snob sayings, and snob proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A snob, all the evidence insists, is one who delights in making judgements that are based on arbitrary criteria. D. J. Taylor
A cultural snob is someone who claims to be familiar with the incomprehensible. Igor Stravinsky
Snobbery is one of the things one should be most discriminating about. Edward St. Aubyn
The true snob never rests; there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon. Russell Lynes
Snobbery is not merely a silly human weakness but something basic in the mentality of modern man a symptom which reflects the general sickness, the dislocation of social and cultural values in contemporary civilization. Arthur Koestler
Snobbery is an accentuated pride of belonging to a certain formally or informally defined circle of society which is perceived as superior or elite. Sunday Adelaja
Snobbery, being an aspiring failing, is sometimes the prophecy of better things. Charles Dudley Warner
Snobs are people who look down on other people, but that does not justify our looking down on them. Who can say what dark fears of being inferior lurk behind their superior airs or what they suffer in private for the slights they dish out in public? Frederick Buechner
Snobbery management is as difficult and necessary as anger management. Michael Foley
Snobbishness is the desire for what divides men and the inability to value what unites them. Joseph Epstein
The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them. John Buchan
You must not judge hastily or vulgarly of snobs: to do so shows that you are yourself a snob. William Makepeace Thackeray
Snobs talk as if they had begotten their own ancestors. Herbert Agar
Snobbery might sometimes look cool, like smoking, but the end result is usually a repelling one. Trent Zelazny
A snob is that man or woman who is always pretending to be something better especially richer or more fashionable than he is. William Makepeace Thackeray
The word snob belongs to the sour-grape vocabulary. Logan Pearsall Smith