|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Ive never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.|
George EliotThe Mill on the Floss. Bk. V. Ch. IV.
|For what are they all in their high conceit,|
When man in the bush with God may meet?
EmersonGood-Bye. St. 4.
| The world knows only two, thats Rome and I.|
Ben JonsonSejanus. Act V. Sc. 1.
|In men this blunder still you find,|
All think their little set mankind.
Hannah MoreFlorio. Pt. I.
| Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.|
Proverbs. XXVI. 12.
| Wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can tender a reason.|
Proverbs. XXVI. 16.
|Be not wise in your own conceits.|
Romans. XII. 16.
| Conceit may puff a man up, but never prop him up.|
RuskinTrue and Beautiful. Morals and Religion. Function of the Artist.
|Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works.|
Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 4. L. 114.
|I am not in the roll of common men.|
Henry IV. Pt. I. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 43.
|Conceit, more rich in matter than in words,|
Brags of his substance, not of ornament:
They are but beggars that can count their worth.
Romeo and Juliet. Act II. Sc. 6. L. 29.
|Whoeer imagines prudence all his own,|
Or deems that he hath powers to speak and judge
Such as none other hath, when they are known,
They are found shallow.
| Faith, thats as well said as if I had said it myself.|
SwiftPolite Conversation. Dialogue II.