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Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

See the man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than for him. [Proverbs 26:7]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves.

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin (1914)

Profession: American Historian

Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.

Author: Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Novelist

It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, ''If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Always hold your head up but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.

Author: Max L. Forman


A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.

Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969)

Profession: American Minister

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.

Author: Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

Profession: American Statesman

Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

He who is enamored of himself will at least have the advantage of being inconvenienced by few rivals.

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

Profession: German Physicist, Satirist

Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

Whatever accomplishment you boast of in the world, there is someone better than you.

Author: African Proverb

Profession: Sayings of African Origin