arrogance Quotes

Accomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish without grabbing, accomplish without forcing.
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— Laozi
My ruthless desire to win at all costs served me well on the bike but the level it went to, for whatever reason, is a flaw. That desire, that attitude, that arrogance.
tags: desires attitude arrogance
— Lance Armstrong
It is extreme arrogance for one to think he...and it's usually he, is the only one who can govern his country and nobody else can do it.
tags: arrogance extreme
— Kofi Annan
You say that your hope is in God, and he will, I am sure, stand by you. But you must not forget that you have been given worldly means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong; it is necessary to see such things with a broad mind in order to oppose them.
tags: human arrogance god mind hope
— Knute Nelson
Four things are destroyed by the other fours: kindness by ingratitude, strength (of government) by crime, power by power and human love by arrogance.
tags: crimes power kindness human arrogance strength
— Khwaja Abdullah Ansari
The definition of swagger, in my opinion, is you have to have that arrogance, that confidence that you are the best out there at all times.
tags: time arrogance opinion confidence definition
— Keyshawn Johnson
It is the great arrogance of the present to forget the intelligence of the past
tags: past present arrogance intelligence
— Ken Burns
I could let these dream killers kill my self-esteem,Or use my arrogance as the steam to power my dreams.I use it as my gas, so they say that I'm gassed,But without it I'd be last, so I ought to laugh...
tags: power arrogance dreams
— Kanye West
An increasing number of people are growing uncomfortable with the gulf between the world's rich and the poor. Ostentatiously splashing your money around simply draws attention to that disparity, and to your own position on the lucky higher ground. It suggests a callousness, an inhumanity, a let's-just-rub-their-noses-in-it arrogance.
tags: people world poor arrogance attention money
— Kalle Lasn
America, the great liberator, is in desperate need of being liberated from itself - from its own excesses and arrogance. And the world needs to be liberated from American values and culture, spreading across the planet as if by divine providence.
tags: world culture value divine arrogance america american
— Kalle Lasn
The Beloved is inside you and also inside me. You know the tree is hidden inside the seed. Let your arrogance go. None of us has gone far. Inside love there is more power than we realize.
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— Kabir
Women scheme when they are weak, they lie out of fear. Men scheme when they are strong, they lie out of arrogance.
tags: fear men women lies strong arrogance
— Julian Barnes
I honor the wisdom of life. I learn from life in all its forms. The tree teaches me. The sparrow and the wren sing my song. I am open to the lessons Life brings me from the earth. I learn from the wind, from the sun, from the small flowers, and from the stars. I walk without arrogance. I learn from all I encounter. I open my mind and heart to the guidance and love that come to me from the natural world.
tags: lessons heart world earth star arrogance song flowers wisdom mind learn honor
— Julia Cameron
I love cats. I love their grace and their elegance. I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare.
tags: grace lies arrogance cat independence
— Joyce Stranger
True wisdom is plenty of experience, observation, and reflection. False wisdom is plenty of ignorance, arrogance, and impudence.
— Josh Billings
Riches are apt to betray a man into arrogance.
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— Joseph Addison
The trend towards pure art betrays not arrogance, as is often thought, but modesty. Art that has rid itself of human pathos is a thing without consequence..
tags: thoughts human arrogance consequence
— Jose Ortega y Gasset
Socialist ideology, like so many others, has two main dangers. One stems from confused and incomplete readings of foreign texts, and the other from the arrogance and hidden rage of those who, in order to climb up in the world, pretend to be frantic defenders of the helpless so as to have shoulders on which to stand.
tags: world arrogance danger reading
— Jose Marti
I don't hate things, but I'm turned off by arrogance. I also don't like power for the sake of power.
tags: power hate arrogance
— Jordan Wolfson
The huge arrogance of the companies developing GMO crops and their determination to destroy the line of accountability which links the developer to the product is breath-taking. When something goes wrong, as it inevitably will, there will be a great benefit to those who have taken a stance against genetically modified organisms.
tags: wrong arrogance determination company
— Jonathon Porritt
You don't have to be Dave Halberstam to see that the American role in both conflicts [the Iraq war and the Vietnam conflict] is characterized by arrogance, ignorance and self-delusion at the highest levels of government.
— Jonathan Yardley
What makes the Stones' arrogance so divine is that we all believe that long ago and far away they weren't rich and famous but poor and struggling, just like us.
tags: believe divine poor arrogance
— Jon Landau
There is a 'patrician arrogance' to James Taylor that accounts in part for his popularity while it at the same time explains the critical resistance to his work.
tags: time work arrogance
— Jon Landau
I feel like that's something the church has done really badly is actually confessing. We are sinners. We are broken, shattered people that do things selfishly, out of arrogance, pride, lust, greed. And all have fallen short. That doesn't mean some we're definitely a part of that inclusive all.
tags: people lust greed broken arrogance church pride sinner
— Jon Foreman
We must go beyond the arrogance of human rights. We must go beyond the ignorance of civil rights. We must step into the reality of natural rights because all of the natural world has a right to existence and we are only a small part of it. There can be no trade-off.
tags: reality world human existence right arrogance ignorance
— John Trudell
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.
tags: belief humility community arrogance learn
— John Templeton
Depend upon it, the first universal characteristic of all great art is Tenderness, as the second is Truth. I find this more and more every day: an infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all the truly great men. It is sure to involve a relative intensity of disdain towards base things, and an appearance of sternness and arrogance in the eyes of all hard, stupid, and vulgar people
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— John Ruskin
It is the pure arrogance of the newly rich and the newly powerful to think content is easy.
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— John Landgraf
Any real accomplishment in the world reflects the efforts of a lot of people. . . . For an individual to claim personal responsibility was the height of arrogance.
tags: people world personal responsibility arrogance real
— John J. Gilligan
Love created this world, & the lack of it can kill it. Selfishness, self-absorption , arrogance & indifference never built anything.
tags: selfishness world arrogance
— John Hope Bryant
America is ensnared in self-indulgence and its future hangs in the balance. Our moral and spiritual foundations are rapidly being destroyed. Our arrogance is producing a socialist state that is becoming our god. The entitlement state of mind has created a nation that looks to the government for the answer to our problems, when the only answer is, "Our Father which art in heaven."
tags: future problem arrogance balance god spiritual government america mind morals father
— John Hagee
If as an environmentalist we are against anything... it is against the arrogance of power and the most obcene ways it shows up, which is in greed.
tags: power greed arrogance
— John Denver
It was foreordained that I should go alone to Umvelos', and in the promptings of my own infallible heart I believed I saw the workings of Omnipotence. Such is our moral arrogance, and yet without such a belief I think that mankind would have ever been content to bide sluggishly at home.
tags: belief heart alone mankind arrogance morals
— John Buchan
When I very first started out, I had that arrogance of youth.
tags: youth arrogance
— Joely Richardson
To be a star and stay a star, I think you've got to have a certain air of arrogance about you, a cockiness, a swagger on the field that says, "I can do this and you can't stop me." I know that I play baseball with this air of arrogance, but I think it's lacking in a lot of guys who could have the potential to be stars.
tags: star potential arrogance baseball
— Joe Morgan
Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel.
tags: compassion humility arrogance
— Joe Klein
This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.
tags: power arrogance nuclear example
— Joe Biden
There are simply no public figures today who so challenge the elite business and government establishment and so champion the working class as Jimmy Hoffa did almost daily and with arrogance.
— Jimmy Hoffa
This war has been motivated by pride or arrogance, by a desire to control oil wealth, by a desire to implant our programs. (talking about the Iraq war)
tags: desires control arrogance war wealth pride
— Jimmy Carter
The arrogance of some of those who are so damned sure they are right is just astounding. Scientific witch hunts are often the worst kind, and have been since the secular authorities stopped enforcing the local bishop's decrees of anathema.
tags: right arrogance authority witch
— Jerry Pournelle