Nothing in the world is more haughty than a man of moderate capacity when once raised to power.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.
~Frank Lloyd Wright
For all his learning or sophistication, man still instinctively reaches towards that force beyond. Only arrogance can deny its existence, and the denial falters in the face of evidence on every hand.
He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance; its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.
~Catherine Drinker Bowen
Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.