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  Conceit Bible Quotes & Promises
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Bible Quotes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
(Proverbs 3:5) ESV 

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
(Proverbs 3:7) ESV 

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
(Proverbs 26:5) ESV 

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
(Proverbs 26:12) ESV 

The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer sensibly.
(Proverbs 26:16) ESV 

A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.
(Proverbs 28:11) ESV 

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
(Proverbs 28:26) ESV 

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!
(Isaiah 5:21) ESV 

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches,
(Jeremiah 9:23) ESV 

The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
(Luke 18:11) ESV 

Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
(Romans 1:22) ESV 

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
(Romans 12:16) ESV 

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, ...
(Philippians 2:1-11) ESV 

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy, and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
--Abraham Cahan - Lithuanian Author 1860-1951

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
--Channing Pollock – American Actor

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
--Francois de La Rochefoucauld – French Writer 1613-1680

Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress.
--Ellen Terry – English Actress 1847-1928

Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
--Johnny Unitas – American Athlete 1933-2002

Conceit is God's gift to little men.
--Bruce Barton – Aemrican Author 1886-1967

Conceit is the finest armour a man can wear.
--Jerome K. Jerome – English Author 1859-1927

Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.
--Alain Rene Le Sage

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
--John Wooden – American Coach Born 1910

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
--Max Beerbohm – English Actor 1872-1956

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
--Aesop – Greek Author 620 BC – 560 BC

There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
--Johnny Unitas – American Athlete 1933-20026

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Conceit and the Bible

Proverbs 26:12“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him."

Vanity and conceit make people think that they are wise, but the reality is that their conceit has made them a fool. When we are full of conceit and pride, we think we are wiser than other people and God. We are basically a know-it-all. As the definition of conceit says, we have an “unduly high opinion of ourselves”. Conceited people are fools because they have fooled themselves into thinking themselves wise. 

Conceit is foolish thinking because God is the only one that knows everything. When we are full of conceit, we are basically judging ourselves perfect or “good enough” based on our own knowledge. Instead of seeking God's truth, we have made up our own truth. A conceited person is even more than a fool. He is also a person that has no real hope because he is at odds with God (Proverbs 26:12“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him"). Our folly of conceit is not a time for self-glory, but a time for repentance and getting in right relationship with God.5


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Definition of Conceit

1. A favorable and especially unduly high opinion of one's own abilities or worth.

2. An ingenious or witty turn of phrase or thought.

3. a. A fanciful poetic image, especially an elaborate or exaggerated comparison.

b. A poem or passage consisting of such an image.

4. a. The result of intellectual activity; a thought or an opinion.

b. A fanciful thought or idea.

5. a. A fancy article; a knickknack.

b. An extravagant, fanciful, and elaborate construction or structure: "An eccentric addition to the lobby is a life-size wooden horse, a 19th century conceit" (Mimi Sheraton).4     




References and notes
The above Bible Promises are from the following books:
1.  The Bible Promise Book Barbour Publishing, Inc
2.  Promise of the Psalms Compiled by Ellen W. Caughey Barbour Publishing, Inc
3.  My Little Book of Promise - Christian Art Gifts
4.  The Free Dictionary -
A Fool: His Conceit Convinces Himself That He is Wise -
6.  Brainy Quote -


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