Careful Words

conceit (n.)

Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet. Act iii. Sc. 4.

For what are they all in their high conceit,

When man in the bush with God may meet?

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882): Good Bye.

  Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.

Old Testament: Proverbs xxvi. 12.

  Wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Old Testament: Proverbs xxvi. 16.