55 Best Quotes About Arrogance That’ll Open Your Eyes

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A thought-provoking collection of arrogance quotes and quotes about being arrogant that’ll make you think and give you wisdom.

It’s easy to mistake arrogance with confidence and self-respect that’s why it’s important to know and recognize the difference between them.

For starters, being confident means that you are willing to learn from other people. You are humble enough to recognize your faults and mistakes and are willing to do what you can to correct them.

Whereas, being arrogant or arrogant people thinks that their opinion is the only thing that matters. They refuse to listen to other people because they think that they are far more superior than them.

It’s important to remember that being arrogant will only keep you from learning, growing, and unlocking your fullest potential. It will destroy relationships, hurt people and yourself, and will only negatively impact your life.

May these arrogance quotes below and quotes on being arrogant inspire you to maintain humility and choose confidence over arrogance.

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Arrogance Quotes and Sayings

Arrogance diminishes wisdom.

— Arabian Proverb

There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.

— John C. Maxwell

Arrogance really comes from insecurity, and in the end our feeling that we are bigger than others is really the flip side of our feeling that we are smaller than others.

— Desmond Tutu

There is a very thin line between confidence and arrogance.

— Adam Peaty

Don’t confuse confidence with arrogance. Arrogance is being full of yourself, feeling you’re always right, and believing your accomplishments or abilities make you better than other people. People often believe arrogance is excessive confidence, but it’s really a lack of confidence. Arrogant people are insecure, and often repel others. Truly confident people feel good about themselves and attract others to them.

— Christie Hartman

An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person’s main task in life – becoming a better person.

— Leo Tolstoy

Arrogance is a self-defense tactic to disguise insecurities.

— Caroll Michels

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.

— Samuel Butler

Arrogance is an illusion of superiority one perpetrates upon their self. Some may ultimately find their way through the illusion, but only after many losses.

— Debra Crown

If you aren’t humble, whatever empathy you claim is false and probably results from some arrogance or the desire to control. But true empathy is rooted in humility and the understanding that there are many people with as much to contribute in life as you.

— Anand Mahindra

Arrogance is blind to the stumbling block.

— Toba Beta

Arrogance quotes that’ll help you stay humble

Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.

— Roy T. Bennett

Close some doors today. not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere

Paulo Coelho

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.

Arrogance is the obstruction of wisdom.

— Bion of Smyrna

You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.

— George Clooney

None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.

— Charles Spurgeon

Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It’s the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.

— Ann Landers

What begins in arrogance often ends in shame.

— Walter Russell Mead

Arrogance is a creature. It does not have senses.

It has only a sharp tongue and the pointing finger.

— Toba Beta

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.

— Aesop

Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion.

— Robert Macfarlane

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Arrogance quotes that’ll open your eyes

People who make up their minds about something never listen to advice – especially when it’s the contrary.

— Steven Erikson

There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you’re wrong and you can’t face it; the other is when you’re right and nobody else can face it.

— Criss Jami

The arrogance of some people makes even their virtues appear vices.

— Bouhours

Arrogance leads to disaster, sometimes it’s better not to be your own master.

— Luke Garner

Man in his arrogance thinks himself a great work, worthy of the interposition of a deity. More humble, and I believe truer, to consider him created from animals.

— Charles Darwin

The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.

— Albert Einstein

Arrogance quotes and quotes about being arrogant

Never mistake arrogance for intellect.

— D.B. Harrop

Blinded by his arrogance, he failed to see the truth.

— Oshiego

Arrogance is knowledge minus wisdom.

— Celso Cukierkorn

Pride is the mother of arrogance.

— Toba Beta

Arrogance is not the prerogative of the gifted.

— Andy Hargreaves

Arrogance quotes that’ll give you wisdom

People who worship only themselves get a slick, polished look — like monuments. Too bad they had to go so soon.

— Vanna Bonta

An arrogant bug is a cocky roach.

— American Proverb

It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel.

— Anatole France

It’s only arrogance if you’re wrong.

— Simone De Beauvoir

Ignorance is a horrible thing. But arrogance, the belief that knowing a little more than the ignorant makes you wise, is more horrible still.

— James Rozoff

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

Arrogance is shown in one’s respect to the truth.

— Lionel Suggs

A woman who holds her head up too high, is trying to breathe from her own pollution.

— Suzy Kassem

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.

— John Marks Templeton

Without humor, we’d all be what we’re laughing at. Without arrogance, we’d be humiliated to admit we already are.

— Bauvard

Arrogant people are non-learners. They invest their energies in maintaining a cozy feeling of complacency, and complacency is the biggest single enemy to the process of continuously learning from experience. Arrogant people are exactly the sort of people who are destined to have one year’s experience 20 times rather than 20 years’ worth of experience.

— Peter Honey

Quotes About Pride and Arrogance

Arrogance likes to appear humble in public.

— Toba Beta

Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.

— Sydney J. Harris

A prig is a fellow who is always making you a present of his opinions.

— George Eliot

Arrogance occurs in people who have achieved something and believe that they independently caused their own success with no assistance, support, or input from others.

— Cherie Carter-Scott

Your heart is the center of humility, your mind could be the source of arrogance.

— Tariq Ramadan

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

Arrogance and rudeness are training wheels on the bicycle of life — for weak people who cannot keep their balance without them.

— Laura Teresa Marquez

People often confuse self-respect with arrogance. I believe that there is a very thin line between the two. Balance between the two is often what leads to happiness.

— Sonali Bendre

How great some people would be if they were not arrogant.

— The Talmud

Arrogance needs advertising, confidence speaks for itself.

—Vitor Belfort

An arrogant man will still feel immortal, even on his death bed.

— Melchor Lim

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