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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
  I’ve never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
        George Eliot—The 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?
        Emerson—Good-Bye. St. 4.
  The world knows only two, that’s Rome and I.
        Ben Jonson—Sejanus. Act V. Sc. 1.
In men this blunder still you find,
All think their little set mankind.
        Hannah More—Florio. 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.
        Ruskin—True 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.
Whoe’er 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.
        Sophocles—Antigone. 707.
  Faith, that’s as well said as if I had said it myself.
        Swift—Polite Conversation. Dialogue II.

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