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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.

George Eliot (1819-1880)
Keats
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What does it mean?
ithink140
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 7:44:34 AM
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They are sure in their own knowledge of themselves, Andy... certain that their high opinion of their worth is valid. They need no assurance of their worth.

Welcome to the forum.
Professor
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 11:07:19 AM

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Daemon wrote:
I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


You might be correct Mr. Elliot , but on the other-hand, they may be the most fragile of all!
Bully_rus
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Is there a sure way to distinguish conceited person from one with confidence?
RamufAznag
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 11:41:56 AM

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Uh... Professor! It's Ms. (or Mrs.) Elliot, I believe. Her real name was Mary Anne or Marian Evans.
GreenBanana
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 11:49:24 AM

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Translation: We'd better hope Ms. George can identify actual conceit or face the ire of her lack of pity.
Ni un voto al PRIAN PVEM
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 12:45:40 PM

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Funny though
Dr. Mohammed Albadri
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 1:04:58 PM

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I don't agree , conceited ones are like someone standing on the top of a mountain sees others little and they see him little too.
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 3:16:44 PM
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Daemon wrote:
I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


In Book V, Chapter IV, "The Mill on the Floss", Maggie and Philip are talking about a book, the discussion eventually inspiring Maggie's statement
in the subject quotation. The dialog further will mix reality with fiction of books, forcing Maggie to hesitantly live up to her ideas learned from such fiction.
She will accept Philip's declaration of love--he being free of any conceit--by the end of the chapter, with an uncertain promise to share that love.
http://www.online-literature.com/george_eliot/mill_floss/36/


"I always take the side of the rejected lover in the stories." (Maggie)

"Then you would never have the heart to reject one yourself, should
you, Maggie?" said Philip, flushing a little.

"I don't know," said Maggie, hesitatingly. Then with a bright smile,
"I think perhaps I could if he were very conceited; and yet, if he got
extremely humiliated afterward, I should relent."

"I've often wondered, Maggie," Philip said, with some effort, "whether
you wouldn't really be more likely to love a man that other women were
not likely to love."

"That would depend on what they didn't like him for," said Maggie,
laughing. "He might be very disagreeable. He might look at me through
an eye-glass stuck in his eye, making a hideous face, as young Torry
does. I should think other women are not fond of that; but I never
felt any pity for young Torry. I've never any pity for conceited
people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
"
Gayle48
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 6:15:48 PM
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@Dr.Albadri...I like the image. PerspectiveApplause Welcome to the forums. I am a newbee as well. Thank you, Gayle
Guto André
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I think that doesn't matter what the people do with their lifes.
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