108+ Best Arrogance Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Arrogance is an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assumptions. Inspirational arrogance quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Arrogance Quotes

Arrogance diminishes wisdom. – Arabian Proverb

Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success. – Rick Pitino

Arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand. – Metallica

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

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

Because arrogance is born in personal vanity, arrogant people are driven without mercy. They can never get enough power to fill the soul’s needs or enough respect to overcome the fear that they deserve less than they are getting. – Lewis B. Smedes

The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance. – Albert Einstein

We don’t need AIs to destroy us, we have our own arrogance. – Corey Johnson

Modesty is only arrogance by stealth. – Terry Pratchett

Don’t be arrogant, because arrogance kills curiosity and passion. – Mina Bissell

It is the great arrogance of the present to forget the intelligence of the past. – Ken Burns

Their arrogance is a key to our victory. – Johnny Depp

Arrogance is the conjoined twin of ignorance. – Andy Hargreaves

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Arrogance is knowledge minus wisdom. – Celso Cukierkorn

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance. – Sun Tzu

I don’t mean to brag… but I’m the greatest! – Wesley Snipes

Arrogance cometh before reality. – Wes Fesler

Arrogance is blind to the stumbling block. – Toba Beta

You, young people! You think that you know everything. That nobody’s ever lived before you. Don’t you think that I know how it feels to be picked up by La Migra and sent away? Without ever seeing my family? Without ever knowing what will happen? Do you want to teach me something about survival? – Jenny Gago

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth. – Edmund Burke

Arrogance is a roadblock on the highway of wisdom. – American Proverb

Peace, security and freedom are not finite commodities like land, oil or gold, which one state can acquire at another’s expense. – Nicole Kidman

An arrogant bug is a cocky roach. – American Proverb

Sometimes it’s difficult to accept, to recognize one’s own mistakes, but one must do it. I was guilty of overconfidence and arrogance, and I was punished for that. – Mikhail Gorbachev

Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change. – Frank Lloyd Wright

People express their arrogance in their failed expectations. – Travis Luedke

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

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

A little arrogance in the hands of the extremely capable is well earned – and in most case, deserved. – Siddharth Katragadda

Without the compassionate understanding of the fear and trepidation that lie behind courageous speech, we are bound only to our arrogance. – David Whyte

Arrogance is founded in weakness and feeds on insecurity. – Anonymous

Arrogance is a self-defense tactic to disguise insecurities. – Caroll Michels

Arrogance is a mixture of impertinence, disobedience, indiscipline, rudeness, harshness, and a self-assertive nature. – Sivananda

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. – Jim Rohn

Arrogance is not the prerogative of the gifted. – Andy Hargreaves

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

Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent. – Marya Mannes

That arrogance of youth and that kind of ignorant confidence can get you through a whole lot of things, and then life does its stuff, and you get smashed around and beaten up. You get full of doubts, and you end up making a person out of those bits and pieces. – Robyn Davidson

Arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand. – Metallica

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

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

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

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It is not a sign of arrogance for the king to rule. That is what he is there for. – William F. Buckley Jr.

Confidence is a nice suit. Arrogance is the same suit with suspenders, Italian loafers, and gold cuff links. – Tim Schneider

We were young, we were foolish, we were arrogant, but we were right. – Daniel Ellsberg

I am prepared to meet anyone, but whether anyone is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. – Mark Twain

Arrogance is a kingdom without a crown. – American Proverb

It’s only arrogance if you’re wrong. – Simone De Beauvoir

I’ve often said, the only thing standing between me and greatness is me. – Woody Allen

Arrogance is a creature. It does not have senses. It has only a sharp tongue and the pointing finger. – Toba Beta

I could smell an arrogance, it was my cheap fragrance. – Toba Beta

No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility. – Simone de Beauvoir

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

Arrogance is an unhealthy ego in need of repair. – Thomas Faranda

When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities. – David Hume

Ah, how the seeds of cockiness blossom when soiled in ignorance. – Steve Alten

Arrogance makes you stronger from outside, but even weaker from inside. – Ujas Soni

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

The worst kind of arrogance is arrogance from ignorance. – Jim Rohn

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A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and circumstances of people’s lives, a politics that does not speak to and include people, is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail. – Paul Wellstone

You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak. – George Clooney

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

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

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. – William Pollard

It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don’t like something, it is empirically not good. I don’t like Chinese food, but I don’t write articles trying to prove it doesn’t exist. – Tina Fey

Deep Arrogance Quotes

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

I can come off as pretty arrogant, but it’s because I know I’m right. – Bram Cohen

There but for the grace of God, goes God. – Herman J. Mankiewicz

Arrogance likes to appear humble in public. – Toba Beta

Humility brings advantage; arrogance provokes disadvantage. – Chinese Proverb

They’re very nationalistic the French – or they used to be. Very insular. Pretty arrogant. – Arthur Boyd

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

Honesty, truthfulness, integrity, unselfishness—these are always there. And whenever a leader violates these basic principles, through arrogance or through ignorance, there’s a derogation of duty. – Jimmy Carter

I’ve always thought that we, as human beings, would be naive and arrogant to pretend that we’re the only life form in the galaxy. – Jonathan Frakes

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

They say my people love me and I would be naive to deny it. – Hastings Banda

I believe my publisher has shown a great deal of faith in me over a lot of years but I’m not prepared to be so arrogant to say that the long-term literary value of my work would compensate them for a financial failure. – Andrew Vachss

Among the walnuts only the empty one speaks. – Moroccan Proverb

Arrogance is trying to convince others you’re more than who they know you are. – Bianca Frazier

May my outer head not spoil my inner head. – Yoruba Proverb

When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken. – David Hume

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Never mistake arrogance for intellect. – D.B. Harrop

Charity… is a form of condescension. – Christopher Hitchens

You have to know when to be arrogant. You have to when to be humble. You have to know when to be hard and you have to know when to be soft. – Talib Kweli

What I do mind is the pitying glance, or the heavy sigh, that is deployed these days. I am not ready to be patronized, or condescended to, unless by someone of some eminence who has earned that right. And even then I regard it as a sign of weakness rather than strength. – Christopher Hitchens

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

The unspoken agreement to concede the black community to the sway of the pulpit is itself a form of racist condescension. – Christopher Hitchens

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Arrogance is a weed that grows mostly on a dunghill. – Arab Proverb

Arrogance is the camouflage of insecurity. – Tim Fargo

Abundance breeds arrogance. – Argentine Proverb

We are not being arrogant or complacent when we are said that our country, as a united nation, has never in its entire history, enjoyed such a confluence of encouraging possibilities. – Thabo Mbeki

Confidence is when you believe in yourself and your abilities, arrogance is when you think you are better than others and act accordingly. – Stewart Stafford

Arrogance – The best leaders inspire by example. When that’s not an option, brute intimidation works pretty well, too. – Larry Kersten

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

Sometimes I may be totally arrogant, sometimes I may totally be the most humble guy you’ve ever met, sometimes I may be in between. But that’s life. Who isn’t like that? What’s the big deal if I had an arrogant moment. – Ben Harper

Confidence must be monitored so that it does not spoil or rot and turn to arrogance. – John Wooden

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

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

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

Pride is the mother of arrogance. – Toba Beta

Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand in hand. – MI6

You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that’s fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others. – Steffi Graf

I’m not being arrogant. It’s just that after being barked at by so many ill-bred dogs, every now and then I take a kick at one for the dog’s own good. – Reinhard Von Lohengrim

It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it’s an irresponsible government that fails to choose. – Tony Blair

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

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

In a world too often governed by corruption and arrogance, it can be difficult to stay true to one’s philosophical and literary principles. – Jacquelyn

If arrogance were shoes, he’d never go barefoot. – Tamora Pierce

A solid answer to everything is not necessary. Blurry concepts influence one to focus, but postulated clarity influences arrogance. – Criss Jami