Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
When science finally locates the center of the universe, some people will be surprised to learn they're not it.
Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
Conceit is God's gift to little men.
What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.
The world tolerates conceit from those who are successful, but not from anybody else.
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
—Marie Ebner von Eschenbach
For God hates utterly
The bray of bragging tongues.