presumptuous man

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  • The presumptuous man loves to attempt great things, only because they are hard and rare. Cited from Character Writings of the 17th Century, by Various
  • Where is that presumptuous man, that can at the price of all lay claim to so vast a blessing? Cited from Love-Letters, by Aphra Behn
  • There are certain things all respectable people have agreed to regard as right: he is a presumptuous man who refuses to regard them. Cited from The Elect Lady, by George MacDonald
  • Retire, Father; this is no business for Monks: I will meet this presumptuous man myself. Cited from The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole
  • Now indeed would he exterminate this presumptuous man-thing who dared even to think that he could thwart the king of beasts in his desires. Cited from Tarzan the Untamed, Edgar R. Burroughs
  • In this way presumption is opposed to magnanimity by excess: because the presumptuous man attempts great deeds beyond his ability. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae), by Thomas Aquinas
  • In favour of the presumptuous man, who wantonly incurs danger and braves temptation, heaven will not interest itself. Cited from Italian Letters, Vols. I and II,William Godwin
  • Go against this presumptuous man, and prove thy valor: it is only in blood that one can wash away such an insult; die or slay. Cited from The Cid, by Pierre Corneille
  • I never heard a presumptuous man in my life say that he was afraid that he presumed; but I have heard many an honest humble soul say, that they have been afraid that their faith has been presumption. Cited from The Jerusalem Sinner Saved, by John Bunyan
  • I never heard a presumptuous man in my life say that he was afraid that he presumed; but I have heard many an honest, humble soul say that they have been afraid that their faith has been presumptive. Cited from The Riches of Bunyan, by Rev. Jeremiah Chaplin
  • I never heard a presumptuous man, in my life, say that he was afraid that he presumed; but I have heard many an honest humble soul say, that they have been afraid that their faith has been presumption. Cited from The Works of John Bunyan Volume 1, by John Bunyan
  • Le Gardeur neither knew nor cared at that moment who his antagonist was; he saw but a bold, presumptuous man who had seized his bridle, and whom it was his desire to punish on the spot. Cited from The Golden Dog, by William Kirby
  • Of all the presumptions indulged by presumptuous man, that is one of the rashest which looks for repeated and favorable opportunities for the deliberate establishment of a united government over distinct and widely extended communities. Cited from The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster
  • Only presumptuous man can question the Divine Intent in the creation of the Infinite number of giant suns, stupendous worldwide systems, and place his particular world-unit at the center of the Cosmos. Cited from The Planet Mars & Its Inhabitants, "Eros Urides"
  • Yet, nevertheless, in the bazaar, one madly presumptuous man was found who was lured to his destruction at the sight of the girl's beauty, and received her for five thousand piastres from the hand of the public crier. Cited from Halil the Pedlar, by Mo'r Jo'kai
  • The true servants of God writhed in shame and sorrow, as they saw the diadem of Christ snatched from His brow and clutched by a presumptuous man. Cited from Sketches of the Covenanters, by J. C. McFeeters
  • And when thou speakest of the Divine Principle as One, dost thou not, O presumptuous man, depopulate the Halls of Ida? Cited from Pausanias, the Spartan, by Lord Lytton
  • Now the presumptuous man, as regards that to which he tends, does not exceed the magnanimous, but sometimes falls far short of him: but he does exceed in proportion to his own ability, whereas the magnanimous man does not exceed his. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae), by Thomas Aquinas
  • And, witness of the endless plan, To splendid wrath he must be wrought By pigmy creeds presumptuous man Sends forth as God's primeval thought. Cited from Poems of Progress, by Ella W. Wilcox
  • "Presumptuous man, it is no easy task To expiate such sin; a space of prayer That deprecates the anger of the Lord, A pilgrimage through pleasant summer lands, May not atone for years of impious lust; Thy heart hath lied to thee in offering hope." Cited from The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Volume I