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Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty. - Louisa May Alcott


Expression is the dress of thought, and still Appears more decent as more suitable; A vile conceit in pompous words expressed, Is like a clown in regal purple dressed. - Alexander Pope


Conceit causes more conversation than wit. - Francois de la Rochefoucauld


Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest. - William Shakespeare


Less at thine own things laugh; lest in the jest Thy person share, and the conceit advance, Make not thy sport abuses: For the fly That feeds on dung is coloured thereby. - George Herbert


The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity. - Sir Max Beerbohm


Laugh not too much; the witty man laughs least: For wit is news only to ignorance. Less at thine own things laugh; lest in the jest Thy person share, and the conceit advance. (The Temple, Church Porch) - George Herbert


Conceit is incompatible with understanding. - Leo Tolstoy


Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction. - Aesop [Aisopos]