64 Haughty Quotes On Success In Life

These Haughty quotes will inspire you. Haughty, arrogantly superior, and disdainful.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Haughty quotes, Haughty sayings, and Haughty proverbs.

Best Haughty Quotes

  1. “And when your soul becometh great, then doth it become haughty, and in your sublimity there is wickedness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  2. “A poor but humble man who gives nothing to charity is preferable to a rich but haughty man who does.” ~ Nachman of Breslov
  3. “Said one oyster to a neighboring oyster, “I have a very great pain within me. It is heavy and round and I am in distress.” And the other oyster replied with haughty complacence, “Praise be to the heavens and to the sea, I have no pain within me. I am well and whole both within and without.” At that moment a crab was passing by and heard the two oysters, and he said to the one who was well and whole both within and without, “Yes, you are well and whole; but the pain that your neighbor bears is a pearl of exceeding beauty.”” ~ Khalil Gibran
  4. “People think that I’m haughty and stuck up, but really I’m just very shy.” ~ Laurence Fishburne

  5. “In our own times, you see, an emperor came to the city of Rome, where there’s the temple of an emperor, where there’s a fisherman’s tomb. And so that pious and Christian emperor, wishing to beg for health, for salvation from the Lord, did not proceed to the temple of a proud emperor, but to the tomb of a fisherman, where he could imitate that fisherman in humility, so that he, being thus approached, might then obtain something from the Lord, which a haughty emperor would be quite unable to earn.” ~ Saint Augustine
  6. “I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.” ~ John Ruskin
  7. “Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.” ~ Edith Wharton.
  8. “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” ~ Joseph Addison

  9. “As for critics, one mediocre writer is more valuable than ten good critics. They are like haughty, barren spinsters lodged in a maternity ward.” ~ Peter Greenaway
  10. “It was a dagger in the haughty father’s heart, an arrow in his brain, to see how the flesh and blood he could not disown clung to this obscure stranger, and he sitting by. Not that he cared to whom his daughter turned, or from whom turned away. The swift sharp agony struck through him, as he thought of what his son might do.” ~ Charles Dickens
  11. “Use humility to make the enemy haughty. Tire them by flight. Cause division among them. When they are unprepared, attack and make your move when they do not expect it.” ~ Sun Tzu.
  12. “All the roads of the haughty man lead to arrogance!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

  13. “Do not try to entrap others with your haughty knowledge. To your wide surprise, they will entrap you with their lengthy ignorance.” ~ Sri Chinmoy
  14. “The appointment of Jesus to be the Savior of the world was contested by one of the other sons of God. He was called Lucifer, son of the morning. Haughty, ambitious, and covetous of power and glory, this spirit-brother of Jesus desperately tried to become the Savior of mankind” ~ Milton R. Hunter
  15. “Cats are possessed of a shy, retiring nature, cajoling, haughty, and capricious, difficult to fathom. They reveal themselves only to certain favored individuals, and are repelled by the faintest suggestion of insult or even by the most trifling deception.” ~ Pierre Loti
  16. “Knowledge alone makes Christians haughty. Application makes us holy.” ~ Andy Stanley

  17. “I eat haughty, arrogant, manipulative, self-important bitches like you for breakfast, sugar. And then I go back for seconds.” ~ Jennifer Estep
  18. “He who lives upon the fruit of his own labor, escapes the contempt of haughty benefactors.” ~ Saadi
  19. “Like the archers of Agincourt, John O’Neal and the 254 Swiftboat Veterans took down their own haughty Frenchman.” ~ Ann Coulter
  20. “Haughty people seem to me to have, like the dwarfs, the stature of a child and the face of a man.” ~ Joseph Joubert

  21. “Sure as the most certain sure …. plumb in the uprights, well entreated, braced in the beams, Stout as a horse, affectionate, haughty, electrical, I and this mystery we stand. Clear and sweet is my soul …. and clear and sweet is all that is not my soul, Lack one lacks both …. and the unseen is proved by the seen Till that becomes unseen and receives proof in its turn. To elaborate is no avail …. Learned and unlearned feel that it is so.” ~ Walt Whitman
  22. “…his face bore an expression that mingled haughty disdain with a tender, ardent sympathy, as if he would love all things if only his nature could let him forget their defects.” ~ Philip Pullman
  23. “The haughty American nation … makes the Negro clean its boots and then proves the moral and physical inferiority of the Negro by the fact that he is a bootblack.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  24. “Never be haughty to the humble, never be humble to the haughty.” ~ Mark Twain

  25. “Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared. a” ~ George S. Clason
  26. “I saw this girl dancing, and I moved closer to her because I liked the way she looked, haughty and sexy but not in a slutty way, and when I got closer to her, I realized she was me and I was looking at my reflection in the mirror. I looked like the kind of girl I’d always wanted to befriend.” ~ Rebecca Godfrey
  27. “Authors of light pieces have, nobody knows why, a genius for getting into minor difficulties: they walk into the wrong apartments, they drink furniture polish for stomach bitters, they drive their cars into the prize tulip beds of haughty neighbors, they playfully slap gangsters, mistaking them for old school friends.” ~ James Thurber
  28. “No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.” ~ John Ruskin

  29. “First love, with its frantic haughty imagination, swings its object clear of the everyday, over the rut of living, making him all looks, silences, gestures, attitudes, a burning phrase with no context.” ~ Elizabeth Bowen
  30. “I was recently asked what it takes to become a writer. Three things, I answered: first, one must cultivate incompetence at almost every other form of profitable work. This must be accompanied, second, by a haughty contempt for all the forms of work that one has established one cannot do. To these two must be joined, third, the nuttiness to believe that other people can be made to care about your opinions and views and be charmed by the way you state them. Incompetence, contempt, lunacy—once you have these in place, you are set to go.” ~ Joseph Epstein
  31. “Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and sorrow, especially about trifles, they’ll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it: little men already.” ~ Jean de la Bruyere
  32. “Victory is by nature insolent and haughty.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  33. “The haughty woman who can stand alone, and requires no leaning-place in our hearts, loses the spell of her sex.” ~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
  34. “The beautiful wooden board on a stand in my father’s study. The gleaming ivory pieces. The stern king. The haughty queen. The noble knight. The pious bishop. And the game itself, the way each piece contributed its individual power to the whole. It was simple. It was complex. It was savage; it was elegant. It was a dance; it was a war. It was finite and eternal. It was life.” ~ Rick Yancey
  35. “Those who merely possess the goods of fortune may be haughty and insolent; . . . they try to imitate the great-souled man without being really like him, and only copy him in what they can, reproducing his contempt for others but not his virtuous conduct. For the great-souled man is justified in despising other people – his estimates are correct; but most proud men have no good ground for their pride.” ~ Aristotle
  36. “Fear not the proud and the haughty; fear rather him who fears God.” ~ Saadi

  37. “But the desire of obtaining the advantages, and of escaping the burthens, of political society, is a perpetual and inexhaustible source of discord; nor can it reasonably be presumed that the restoration of British freedom was exempt from tumult and faction. The pre-eminence of birth and fortune must have been frequently violated by bold and popular citizens; and the haughty nobles, who complained that they were become the subjects of their own servants, would sometimes regret the reign of an arbitrary monarch.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  38. “The child–a skilled actor with a hundred masks: a different one for his mother, father, grandmother or grandfather, for a stern or lenient teacher, for the cook or maid, for his own friends, for the rich and poor. Naive and cunning, humble and haughty, gentle and vengeful, well behaved and willful, he disguises himself so well that he can lead us by the nose.” ~ Janusz Korczak
  39. “How shall we praise the magnificence of the dead,
    The great man humbled, the haughty brought to dust?” ~ Conrad Aiken
  40. “To a haughty belly, kindness is hard to swallow and harder to digest.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston

  41. “Waitresses, soldiers, rickshaw drivers, old ladies selling vegetables – my father would schmooze anybody. He was Clintonesque before the word existed. And, of course, it paid dividends. Ill-tempered guards at the most notorious border crossings waved him through with cheery smiles. Haughty maitre d’s fawned over him.” ~ Scott Anderson
  42. “It is the attitude of the American white man that is making him stand condemned today before the eyes of the entire dark world and even before the eyes of the Europeans. It is his attitude, his haughty, holier-than-thou attitude.” ~ Malcolm X
  43. “Roman, remember that you shall rule the nations by your authority, for this is to be your skill, to make peace the custom, to spare the conquered, and to wage war until the haughty are brought low.” ~ Virgil
  44. “Men hate the haughty of heart who will not be the friend of every man.” ~ Euripides

  45. “Even if you are the Sun itself, don’t be haughty, because you will nevertheless die down!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  46. “Women [in ancient Rome] were condemned to the perpetual tutelage of parents, husbands, or guardians; a sex created to please and obey was never supposed to have attained the age of reason and experience. Such, at least, was the stern and haughty spirit of the ancient law . . .” ~ Edward Gibbon
  47. “An pretend and evil friend is haughty to be feared than a unmanageable beast; a unmanageable beast may mouthful your build up, but an evil friend fortitude mouthful your intellect.” ~ Gautama Buddha
  48. “He is indeed the ‘Lamb.’ There is nothing harsh or haughty or retaliative about Him.” ~ J. Sidlow Baxter

  49. “Disturbers are to be rebuked, the low spirited to be encouraged, the infirm to be supported, objectors confuted, the treacherous guarded against, the unskilled taught, the lazy aroused, the contentious restrained, the haughty repressed, the poor relieved, the oppressed liberated, the good approved, the evil borne with, and all are to be loved!” ~ Saint Augustine
  50. “… some people cannot bear the truth, no matter how tactfully it is told. No doubt the haughty, the tyrannical, the unmerciful, the impure and the fomentors of discord take a fierce exception to the Sermon on the Mount.” ~ Mary Church Terrell
  51. “Life is a system of relations rather than a positive and independent existence; and he who would be happy himself and make others happy must carefully preserve these relations. He cannot stand apart in surly and haughty egoism; let him learn that he is as much dependent on others as others are on him.” ~ George Augustus Henry Sala
  52. “Be not haughty with the humble; be not humble with the haughty.” ~ Jefferson Davis

  53. “To make the cunning artless, tame the rude, subdue the haughty, shake the undaunted soul; yea, put a bridle in the lion’s mouth, and lead him forth as a domestic cur,–these are the triumphs of all-powerful beauty.” ~ Joanna Baillie
  54. “I wonder if “an” ever occurs before “haughty” except in a quotation, or whether you can make anything sound like a quotation by adding a word like “goeth”?” ~ Gary Saul Morson
  55. “A woman of haughty and fierce carriage, of a nimble wit and active spirit, a very voluble tongue, more bold than a man.” ~ John Winthrop
  56. “Edinburgh used to be a haughty city.” ~ Alexander McCall Smith

  57. “Lo, the most excellent sun so calm and haughty, The violet and purple morn with just-felt breezes, The gentle soft-born measureless light, The miracle spreading bathing all, the fulfill’d noon, The coming eve delicious, the welcome night and the stars, Over my cities shining all, enveloping man and land.” ~ Walt Whitman
  58. “The starred and stately nights seemed haughty dames in jeweled velvets, nursing at home in lonely pride, the memory of their absent conquering Earls, the golden helmeted suns!” ~ Herman Melville
  59. “I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.” ~ W. S. Gilbert
  60. “Every great house is full of haughty servants.” ~ Juvenal

  61. “We need to repent of the haughty way in which we sometimes stand in judgment upon Scripture and must learn to sit humbly under its judgment instead.” ~ John Stott
  62. “General Howard informed me, in a haughty spirit, that he would give my people 30 days to go back home, collect all their stock, and move onto the reservation.” ~ Chief Joseph
  63. “When an artist is in the strict sense working, he of course takes into account the existing tastes, interests and capacity of his audience. These no less than the language , the marble, the paint, are part of his aw material.; to be used, tamed, sublimated, not ignored or defied. Haughty indifference to them is not genius, it is laziness and incompetence.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  64. “We hardly know an instance of the strength and weakness of human nature so striking and so grotesque as the character of this haughty, vigilant, resolute, sagacious blue-stocking, half Mithridates and half Trissotin, bearing up against a world in arms, with an ounce of poison in one pocket and a quire of bad verses in the other.” ~ Thomas B. Macaulay

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