Feasting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations FawningIt is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.ndash;JuniusFawning ndash; CringingWell is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar. The pride of no person in a flourishing condition is more justly to be dreaded than that of him who is mean and cringing under a doubtful and unprosperous fortune.ndash;BurkeFawning ndash; ObsequiousA sniveling, obsequious weasel of a human being.ndash;Miss CongenialityFawning ndash; ServileIn sex we have the source of man's true connection with the cosmos and of his servile dependence. The categories of sex, male and female, are cosmic categories, not merely anthropological categories.ndash;Nikolai BerdyaevFawning ndash; ToadyingOur major universities are now stuck with an army of pedestrian, toadying careerists, Fifties types who wave around Sixties banners to conceal their record of ruthless, beaver-like tunneling to the top.ndash;Camille PagliaFawning, as opposed to ArrogantArrogant and right is surely better than humble and wrong.ndash;Geoff ArbuthnotIf things always went wrong, no one could endure it. If they always went well, everyone would become arrogant.ndash;Saint BernardTo disregard what the world thinks of us is not only arrogant but shameless.ndash;CiceroWhen men are most sure and arrogant, they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities.ndash;David HumeWe are an arrogant species, full of terrible potential, but we also have a great capacity for love, friendship, generosity, kindness, faith, hope, and joy.ndash;Dean Koontz
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