Quotes: arrogance

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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    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.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Christianity has operated with an unmitigated arrogance and cruelty - necessarily, since a religion ordinarily imposes on those who have discovered the true faith the spiritual duty of liberating the infidels.
  • An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
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    Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
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    Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.
  • David Mitchell
    David Mitchell
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    False modesty can be worse than arrogance.
  • Hal Borland
    Hal Borland
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    For all his learning or sophistication, man still instinctively reaches towards that force beyond. Only arrogance can deny its existence, and the denial falters in the face of evidence on every hand. In every tuft of grass, in every bird, in every opening bud, there it is.
  • It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to.
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    American author 1876-1947
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    Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man, really; a man uncertain, and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.
  • Rachel Carson
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    The ''control of nature'' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
  • Samuel P. Huntington
    Samuel P. Huntington
    American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
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    The dangerous clashes of the future are likely to arise from the interaction of Western arrogance, Islamic intolerance, and Sinic assertiveness.
    Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    American president 1908-173
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    The exercise of power in this century has meant for all of us in the United States not arrogance, but agony.
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel Butler
    English poet 1612-1680
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    The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
  • There are so many ways to heal. Arrogance may have a place in technology, but not in healing. I need to get out of my own way if I am to heal.
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