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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Self-conceit
 
Conceit may puff a man up, but never props him up.  Ruskin.  1
It is a good thing to have the conceit taken out of us.  2
“Let us agree not to step on each other’s feet,” said the cock to the horse.  3
Self-conceit deprives the wasp of honey.  Yoruba (Africa).  4
Stand up, cent, and let the dollar sit down.  5
Stand up, farthing, and let the florin sit down.  German.  6
The goslings would lead the geese to grass.  French.  7
There is more hope of a fool, than of him that is wise in his own conceit.  Bible.  8
There is not a mite but fancies itself a cheese.  Lavater.  9
’Tis self-conceit makes opinion obstinate.  10
 
 
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