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

 

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A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.
~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

 

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

 

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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.
~ Daniel J. Boorstin

 

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Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone Sick except the person who has it.
~ Anonymous

 

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Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
~ Johnny Unitas

 

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Conceit is God's gift to little men.
~ Harry S. Truman

 

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Conceit is incompatible with understanding.
~ Count Leo Tolstoy

 

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Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.
~ Thomas Traherne

 

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

 

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

 

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If you done it, it ain't bragging.
~ Walt Whitman

 

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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.
~ George Eliot

 

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Narcissist: psychoanalytic term for the person who loves himself more than his analyst; considered to be the manifestation of a dire mental disease whose successful treatment depends on the patient learning to love the analyst more and himself less.
~ Thomas Szasz

 

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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.
~ W. H. Auden

 

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

 

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

 

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People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
~ William M. Thackeray

 

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