Cockiness Quotes

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Ann Landers
“Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. ”
Ann Landers

Criss Jami
“A solid answer to everything is not necessary. Blurry concepts influence one to focus, but postulated clarity influences arrogance.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Robert  Burns
“There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.”
Robert Burns, Collected Poems of Robert Burns

Criss Jami
“The spirit of arrogance most definitely makes you shine. It paints a bright red target on your own forehead.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Most insensible, corrupt, cheap, disrespectful young girls run after bad, rude, cocky, nonsensical boys, but a mature, educated, thoughtful, virtuos lady opts for a wise, well breed, experienced, humble, modest gentleman.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Honoré de Balzac
“You're a fine fastidious young man, as proud as a lion, as gentle as a girl. You'd make a good catch for the devil.”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Steve Alten
“Ah, how the seeds of cockiness blossom when soiled in ignorance.”
Steve Alten, The Loch

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Act as if you don't know me, and i will make it seem as though you don't exist.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Those who incessantly underestimate people will one day experience an incident that would make them want to plead everyone they had offended in the world.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Patriotism is the narcissism of countries.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't feel better than anybody, because you feel like something. Always have it at the back of your mind that you were nothing before you became something, and that thing you supposed to be is absolutely nothing.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Criss Jami
“Many of us fight for and boast our freedom of what is ultimately the ability to prove ourselves to other people. It is unfortunate that only a few of us are so free in our joy, we no longer feel the need to prove ourselves to anyone.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Cassandra Rose Clarke
“Cockiness is useful to fake on occasion, but it'll only get you killed if you believe it.”
Cassandra Rose Clarke, The Assassin's Curse

Criss Jami
“Reality. It is sometimes brought through foreign eyes; because if you do not know any better, you cannot see the worse (and vice versa).”
Criss Jami, Healology

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Cockiness is a display of an empty lifestyle, humility is when you see yourself as a zero while others are making you their hero.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Criss Jami
“Even the richest of brands are robbed by poor character.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Season Vining
“I'm not a snob. I'm just better than everyone else.”
Season Vining, Perfect Betrayal

Criss Jami
“I believe God himself will someday debate with and answer every objection arrogant men can come up with against him; I believe he will humble us and humor himself. Know-it-alls, pseudo-intellectuals, militant anti-theists, for Christ's sake, or rather their own sake, best beware of getting roasted by their own medicine. Ah! Our delusions of trying to argue against an omniscient Creator.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Neal Stephenson
“Most of Csongor's time in T'Rain had been spent blundering about in a state of hapless newbie confusion. Only his long experience as a system administrator, struggling with Byzantine software installations, had prevented hum from plummeting into despair and simply giving up. Not that any of the sysadmin's knowledge and skills were applicable here. The psychological stance was the thing: the implicit faith, a little naive and a little cocky, that by banging his head against the problem for long enough he'd be able to break through in the end.”
Neal Stephenson, Reamde

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Confidence cannot escalate to arrogance, it only happens if the blood of pride is running through your veins.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Ben Willoughby
“You're seeing yourself as having missed the target already. That's your fear. That's hurting you. But then you got yourself seeing all your shots being bulls eyes. That's your confidence. It's making you cocky. It's making you think you're infallible. See? That's hurting you too. Don't think of yourself as already defeated. Don't think of yourself as already won. Just concentrate on what you're doing. Think about now.”
Ben Willoughby, Gods on the Mountain

“Cockiness – the state subjective or intuitive state of self-assurance – is a sign of ignorance. Maturity comes with encountering the horrible and learning about what a person can withstand.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Seamus Heaney
Nobody can be sure they're always right.
The ones who are fullest of themselves that way
Are the emptiest vessels.”
Seamus Heaney, The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone

Willa Cather
“Along with the yearning that came from some deep part of her, that was selfless and exalted, Thea had a hard kind of cockiness, a determination to get ahead. Well, there are passages in life when that fierce, stubborn self-assertion will stand its ground after the nobler feeling is overwhelmed and beaten under.”
Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark

“I should imagine that space-time as we now know it will hold no meaning for me at that stage of evolution. I'll be a chick magnet.”
Brian Clevinger, 8-Bit Theater

Gwenda Bond
“Oh no. Maybe I'd gotten too cocky. I was still relatively new to this friend business. Had I screwed up even asking? Should I have waited for her to offer up details?”
Gwenda Bond, Triple Threat

Stewart Stafford
“Thou has't all the symptoms of hubris but, alas, remaineth unw'rthy of the condition.”
Stewart Stafford

“The difference between cockiness and confidence is to learn the definition of both by understanding how each can define us.”
Broms The Poet, Feast

Abhijit Naskar
“Be a supernova of selflessness, not a casanova of cockiness.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Frank Sonnenberg
“When things go right, much can go wrong.”
Frank Sonnenberg, The Path to a Meaningful Life