Arrogance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old arrogance quotes, arrogance sayings, and arrogance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Arrogance diminishes wisdom.     

Arabian Proverb

Don't be arrogant, because arrogance kills curiosity and passion.     

Mina Bissell

Arrogance is knowledge minus wisdom.     

Celso Cukierkorn

Arrogance is blind to the stumbling block.     

Toba Beta

Arrogance is a roadblock on the highway of wisdom.     

American Proverb

An arrogant bug is a cocky roach.     

American Proverb

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

Arrogance is a self-defense tactic to disguise insecurities.     

Caroll Michels

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


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

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

Tim Schneider

Arrogance is a kingdom without a crown.     

American Proverb

It's only arrogance if you're wrong.     

Simone De Beauvoir

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

Toba Beta

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 makes you stronger from outside, but even weaker from inside.     

Ujas Soni

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

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

Arrogance likes to appear humble in public.     

Toba Beta

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

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

The Talmud

Arrogance is trying to convince others you're more than who they know you are.     

Bianca Frazier

Never mistake arrogance for intellect.     

D.B. Harrop

Arrogance is shown in one's respect to the truth.     

Lionel Suggs

Arrogance is a weed that grows mostly on a dunghill.     

Arab Proverb

Abundance breeds arrogance.     

Argentine Proverb

Arrogance - The best leaders inspire by example. When that's not an option, brute intimidation works pretty well, too.     

Larry Kersten

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

Melchor Lim

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

Arrogance leads to disaster, sometimes it's better not to be your own master.     

Luke Garner