"Conceit spoils the finest genius."
~ Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott
Brothers are a blessing for one thing. There is no possibility of any young lady getting unreasonably conceited if she be endowed with them.
~ Our Derby Sweepstakes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Even in common people, conceit has the virtue of making them cheerful; the man who thinks his wife, his baby, his house, his horse, his dog, and himself severally unequalled, is almost sure to be a good-humored person, though liable to be tedious at times.
~ The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
"I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them."
~ The Mill on the Floss
by George Eliot