101 Inspiring Quotes about Arrogance

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about arrogance? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 101 most beautiful arrogance quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

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The arrogance and brutality of empire are not repealed when they temporarily get deployed in a just cause.

— Michael Kazin, Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

Be careful not to mistake insecurity and inadequacy for humility! Humility has nothing to do with the insecure and inadequate! Just like arrogance has nothing to do with greatness!

— C. JoyBell C.

We betray our modern arrogance and forget the place of mystery in God’s dealing with us.

— Os Guinness

.. Avoid any Dom with a large ego. Do not mistake arrogance for confidence.

— Red Phoenix, Socrates Inspires Cherry to Blossom

It is a defeat of the spirit to learn one’s arrogance causes such loss and pain. Pride invites you to soar to heights and the footing, tentative. farther, then, is the fall.

— R.A. Salvatore, Starless Night

Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

My success isn’t a result of arrogance – it’s a result of belief.

— Conor McGregor

For a more than miffed Midnight, fate was for emperors, fools and soppy lovers: – fate was the self-important egotism of those doing well, the sheer unbearable arrogance of the living and loved.

— Tom Conrad

An arrogant man whose arrogance we see from his own behaviour is more tolerable than a humble man whose humility we hear of from his own mouth.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Ah well, I suppose that’s the problem with trying to make others follow your own beliefs: what starts out as spiritual ardor too often becomes arrogance and bigotry.

— Persia Woolley, Child of the Northern Spring

I don’t join the New Atheists. So, for example, I wouldn’t have the arrogance to lecture some mother who hopes to see her dying child in Heaven – that’s none of my business, ultimately. I won’t lecture her on the philosophy of science.

— Noam Chomsky

We had every problems starting a big top could have. The tent fell down on the first day. We had problems getting people into the shows. It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived.

— Guy Laliberte

She would do whatever she had to, even make this man’s life a living hell if it were required, and judging by the arrogance of Thomas Glanville, that possibility was quite likely.

— Tamara Hughes, His Pirate Seductress

The arrogance that says analysing the relationship between reasons and causes is more important than writing a philosophy of shyness or sadness or friendship drives me nuts. I can’t accept that.

— Alain de Botton

Don’t let success lead to arrogance and failure lead to criticism.

— Arlin Sailesh Kapadia

Your arrogance doesn’t cheapen me.

— Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

I don’t know how many of you have ever met Dijkstra, but you probably know that arrogance in computer science is measured in nano-Dijkstras.

— Alan Kay

Insecurity takes on various disguises. Cockiness and arrogance are among the most common.

— Luigina Sgarro

It is a sign of arrogance to be mad at someone for not acting as per your advice, especially if it was unsolicited.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

There is something so biologically implausible that your attitude is going to cure a disease. There’s a tremendous arrogance to imagine that your mind is all that powerful.

— Marcia Angell

It sometimes requires ignorance and arrogance to know something for sure.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.

— William Pollard

The spirit of arrogance most definitely makes you shine. It paints a bright red target on your own forehead.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

People are not stupid. They believe things for reasons. The last way for skeptics to get the attention of bright, curious, intelligent people is to belittle or condescend or to show arrogance toward their beliefs.

— Carl Sagan

Behind every work of art lies the enormous pretension of exhibiting one’s vision of the world. If such obvious arrogance is not counterbalanced by the tribulations of doubt, all that remains is a monster who is to art what a fanatic is to faith.

— Amélie Nothomb, Life Form

I should wish to see them very good friends, and would, on no account, authorize in my girls the smallest degree of arrogance towards their relations; but still they cannot be equals.” (10)

— Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

He (William Howard Taft) had little patience with the unconscious arrogance of conscious wealth and financial success.

— Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

He had the arrogance of the believer, but none of the humility of the deeply religious.

— V.S. Ramachandran

The arrogance of the human mind is too fragile, as well as the patience of the human character. It is because of that, they fail to see the power of mere observation and systematic analysis.

— Lionel Suggs

There may be arrogance – and the laziness of someone who is indefatigable when doing what he enjoys, but only when doing that.

— George F. Will, The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America’s Fabric

I can be an arrogant people If I have to, or when the situation demands me to act so.It is one way for me to make arrogance useful.So if I know not people well, I don’t judge them.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart.

— Roy T. Bennett

In hindsight, I slid into arrogance based upon past success.

— Reed Hastings

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.

— Jon Landau

Never mistake arrogance for intellect.

— D.B. Harrop

It’s a kind of arrogance to be so certain you’re past redemption.

— Ellis Peters, A Morbid Taste for Bones

Once you see that your skin and your gift are two sides of the same coin, you can never forget it. It preserves religion from any arrogance and denial.

— Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

I design for the use of a building and the place and for the people who use it… the reputation for arrogance comes because when work is offered to me, I look whether I can find a genuine interest in quality.

— Peter Zumthor

Science is a form of arrogance control.

— Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

He could see himself selling himself as a compelling mutation, a young god, proud to the point of sexy arrogance of his anatomical deviation: ninety percent thriving muscled man-flesh and ten percent glorious blindingly white angel

— Michael Cunningham, A Wild Swan: And Other Tales

Before I met the Jesuits, I’d never encountered another group who thought that intellect and arrogance were treasures beyond price and necessities in waging wars against blasphemers, heretics.

— Pat Conroy, My Losing Season

When people unfortunately use religion to facilitate their envy, arrogance and hate, communalism surfaces.

— Radhanath Swami

When you feel over confident, check if it is your arrogance speaking to you?

— Vishwas Chavan

At times his arrogance did resolve itself into simplicity, though it was difficult, especially for strangers, to distinguish these occasions.

— Patrick White, Voss

Modesty is only arrogance by stealth.

— Terry Pratchett, The Long Earth

Don’t show arrogance anyone & never let anyone show you

— Miss 47

I love it when you stare at me but my arrogance is entirely your fault.

— Brent M. Jones

There’s a traditional Kenyan prayer: “From the cowardice that dares not deal with new truth, from the laziness that is content with half-truth, from the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth, Good Lord, deliver me.

— Joni Rodgers, Bald in the Land of Big Hair: A True Story

It is arrogance to expect that life will always be music…. Harmony like a following breeze at sea is the exception. In a world where most things wind up broken or lost our lot is to tack and tune.

— Harvey Oxenhorn

The desert shatters the soul’s arrogance and leaves body and soul crying out in thirst and hunger. In the desert we trust God or die.

— Dan B. Allender, The Healing Path

​Let your pretence of arrogance grow big as a Dinosaur, so that the fake intellectuals start to realize their true inferiority in front of you.

— Abhijit Naskar

..things are never as complicated as they seem. It is only our arrogance that prompts us to find unnecessarily complicated answers to simple problems.

— Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

Stupidity alone can sometimes be tolerable, but when you add arrogance to the mix, you then become a stupid bitch.

— D.S. Mixell

In contrast to your usual minions, I imagine, I’m a bit more awed by your conceit and arrogance than I am by your supposed magnificence.

— Caitlin Crews, The Replacement Wife

Humility raises us not by human arrogance but by divine grace.

— Augustine of Hippo, City of God

We should never, ever believe life – or history holds no surprises for us. That was lies arrogance. And arrogance can blind us to the truth.””Which truth?””Any truth. All truth.” her voice was solemn

— Kay Hooper

We have a president who stole the presidency through family ties, arrogance and intimidation, employing Republican operatives to exercise the tactics of voter fraud by disenfranchising thousands of blacks, elderly Jews and other minorities.

— Barbra Streisand

Patriotism … is a superstition artificially created and maintained through a network of lies and falsehoods; a superstition that robs man of his self-respect and dignity, and increases his arrogance and conceit.

— Emma Goldman

… a comment with the idle arrogance common of such nobodies who have just come into a small bit of power.

— Dan Simmons, Hyperion

It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time and a fairly romantic nature to want to.

— Edgar Z. Friedenberg

Early in my career…I had to choose between an honest arrogance and a hypercritical humility… I deliberately choose an honest arrogance, and I’ve never been sorry.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

If arrogance is the heady wine of youth then humility must be its eternal hangover.

— Helen Van Slyke

Foolishness is more than being stupid, that deadly combination of arrogance and ignorance.

— Paul David Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change

What do you believe reveals more about a man’s character, his arrogance or his attempt to disguise it?

— Aaron B. Powell, Quixotic

The unearthly arrogance of the nonexistence.

— Allen Ellow

Early in life I had to choose between arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

Those who claim the right to that arrogance without accomplishments to back it up deserve to be exposed.

— Jeff Ashton, Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony

It’s such a huge arrogance to love someone, and there’s too much of it around. There’s too much love in this world. Sometimes I think that’s what heavens is– a place where everybody’s happy because nobody loves anybody else, ever.

— Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.

— Edmund Burke

A fool is someone whose arrogance is only surpassed by his ignorance.

— Orrin Woodward

Different skin color and same blood color is something that most people don’t know, they don’t know because arrogance make them racist and ignorant.

— Werley Nortreus, Best Quotes of Werley Nortreus

There was something wild beneath the surface that his suit couldn’t hide. He had the cocky arrogance of a man who broke the rules with impunity. A man who feared nothing. A very, very dangerous man.

— Sarah Castille, Luca

I am blessed to live in a democracy, not a totalitarian state. But the democracy I cherish is constantly threatened by a brand of politics that clothes avarice and the arrogance of power in patriotic and religious garb.

— Parker J. Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life

a grin that wasn’t natural, and that combined in a strange way affection and arrogance, the arrogance of the idealist who doesn’t realize how easily he can be fooled.

— Frank O’Connor, Collected Stories

There’s a lot of arrogance in the medical community. There are good, reliable websites you can go to for information – the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins.

— Tom Brokaw

I wish we had the technology to fight God on an equal basis. To beard him in his den. To fight back for all of the injustices heaped on humanity. To allow him to alter his smug arrogance or be blown to hell.

— Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

I once got lost in a dark woods with no supplies.Struggling to deal with nature, beasts and storms, that was time when I lost my arrogance as human.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Dilute your arrogance with a smile.

— Sukant Ratnakar, Open The Windows: To the World around You

The greatest danger, of course, was to believe that I was equal to them, because assurance can morph into arrogance that Death loves to prove unfounded.

— Dean Koontz, Deeply Odd

I do not walk into the storm unless I have been called into the storm. For the former is arrogance and the latter is obedience.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Whenever success and fame override our senses with greed, arrogance and delusion; it is a time to pause and reflect.

— Aditya Ajmera

A lingering grain of inefficacy capitulates to the arrogance of authority.

— Margo Kelly, Unlocked

I learned that things are never as complicated as we imagine them to be. It is only our arrogance which seeks to find complicated answers to simple problems.

— Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

I’m above crawling on my knees for certain favors. What you cannot give me: I cannot beg for it. This is not arrogance or pride. This is having a clear understanding of my self worth.‪

— joseph ejiro

Teamwork and trust trump ego and arrogance in building high performance sustainable successful teams. Rethink your team building ideas

— Tony Dovale

Understanding the consequence of sin and arrogance should motivate every Christian to pray for repentance and revival.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

His mind scolded him for his stupidity and urged him to forget her but his heart had no justifications for its stand. It remained unmoved, its solidarity unaffected, its arrogance still holding.

— Faraaz Kazi

Shred the fake mask of humility into pieces. And put on the mask of arrogance if needed.

— Abhijit Naskar

People express their arrogance in their failed expectations.

— Travis Luedke

It’s utter arrogance to think that we can know what god ought to be or do. If we don’t understand we must continue our search or recognize our ignorance

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Ineptitude and arrogance never mix or match

— Vanessa Chilumo

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

He seemed like the type that kept people at arm’s length, maybe out of arrogance or maybe from personal choice- either way, I wanted to know him so that those eyes were narrowed and focused solely on me.

— R.S. Grey, Scoring Wilder

All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.

— Theodore Bikel

The greatest stupidity in man is not his arrogance or ignorance, it he failing to realize who he is.

— R. A. Delmonico

Science moves with the spirit of an adventure characterized both by youthful arrogance and by the belief that the truth, once found, would be simple as well as pretty.

— James D. Watson

The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men’s apples and head their cabbages.

— Cyrano de Bergerac

Ignorance paired with arrogance (naïveté) is logical, but arrogance paired with awareness (ego) is toxic.

— Richie Norton

The devil is not the prince of matter; the devil is the arrogance of spirit, faith without smile, truth that is never seized by doubt. The devil is grim because he knows where he is going, and, in moving, he always returns from whence he came.

— Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

Some of you need a lesson in humility. While your arrogance may give you a sense of power, it may serve you better to put it aside. Those are the times you will be the light of the world.

— J ‘son M. Lee