Sentence Sermons (Christian Inspiration) #94 --- Conceit
Quotations on Conceit
Conceit is abnormal self-esteem. It influences detrimentally in life. It cultivates the weaker side of life. It weakens our power to appreciate finer things. It leads a man to measure others by self. It is self-depreciation. Like a weed, it grows fast. It prevents a true perspective in life. A conceited man sees only himself. He sees only a distorted picture of true life.
---Arthur Growden, The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Miss., March 26, 1930.
The reason you don t learn more may be conceit. Conceit is a selfish satisfaction that means no intellectual advance. You cannot learn and remain conceited. The more you learn, the more you learn to learn. Love of knowledge leads to effort. Learning comes through infinite patient effort.
---Arthur Growden, The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Miss., July 20, 1930.
Conceit blinds mental vision, dulls soul capacity and invites littleness.
---Arthur Growden, The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Miss., Feb. 24, 1935.
A sneer is the fruit of conceit, the offspring of envy and the child of mental darkness.
---Arthur Growden, The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Miss., Oct. 21, 1928.
Pride and conceit are the father of all strife. True humility of the spirit is the mother of peace.
The great hindrance of peace between people is pride and conceit. ... The proud and conceited man may lament the lack of peace, but such will not learn to understand that their pride and conceit is the cause of strife.
---W.F. Klindworth, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Feb. 6, 1922.
Conceit is an opiate of true religion because it gives one the wrong basis of comparison in things spiritual. The mere fact that, morally and ethically, I am better than someone else is no guarantee that I am moral and ethical. No, my conceit would never permit me to select someone better than I am myself for my point of comparison.
---Albert L. Neibacher, New York Times, New York, N.Y., Feb. 19, 1940.
Deceit is the affianced bride of conceit.
---Emmet Rodwell Calhoun, Louisville Times, Louisville, Ky., Feb. 25, 1905.
The man who is clothed in his own conceit is thinly clad, as a rulle.
---J.R. Hornady, Louisville Times, Louisville, Ky., May 3, 1902.
Conceit deceives only its owner.
---Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., May 30, 1909.
Some men are so conceited they never know whether they are confessing faults or advertising virtues.
---Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Jan. 16, 1910.
Self-conceit is the child of self-deceit.
Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Sept. 15, 1907.
Self-conceit is self-destruction.
---B.C. Forbes, Forbes Magazine, New York, N.Y., Aug. 7, 1920.
The arrows of truth are deflected by the armor of conceit.
---Hugh B. Brown, Millennial Star, London, England, February 1946.
Loquacity is just the kettle of conceit boiling over.
---Nephi Jensen, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 2, 1928.
Conceit may puff a man up, but it won't prop him up.
---William H. Lyman, Parowan Times, Parowan, Utah, May 18, 1927.
Conceit is what would be confidence if you had anything behind it.
---Roberta Lyndon, The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 13, 1939.
The strength you acquire through confidence can be lost rapidly through conceit.
---Clifton N. Memmott, Uintah Basin Standard, Roosevelt, Utah, May 20, 1965.
Conceit is a mild form of suicide.
---Dewey O. Miller, Wesleyan Young People's Journal, Syracuse, N.Y., October 1942.
The best cure for a conceited man is a little child who can ask questions.
---Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 5, 1932.
When once a man becomes conceited heŠ goes about closing doors on himself.
---Roy L. Smith, Tampa Morning Tribune, Tampa, Fla., April 15, 1935.
A conceited man is a man on stilts, for his long, wooden legs are hid by his pantaloons.
---Billy Sunday, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 28, 1918.
Self-conceit is always a loud speaker.
---Ernest C. Wareing, Western Christian Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 9, 1925.
Those inseparable kinsmen, selfishness and self-conceit, make life miserable for those who entertain them. ... Self-conceit is the child ofŠ selfishness. Selfishness is the devil's most potent recipe for unhappiness. It destroys the blessings of religion and makes bitter the fruits of success. A selfish person may recite the creed or practice the rituals of his faith and obey the laws of his land and yet fall short of salvation.
---Harry C. Withers, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, April 28, 1939.
Conceit is a cancer that destroys usefulness.
---Gloria Young, Baptist Standard, Dallas, Texas, March 12, 1942.
When a man's heart is drying up in the desert of conceit he tries to comfort himself by looking at the size of his head.
---Henry F. Cope, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill., Jan. 30, 1910.