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I can't be smug, because I know that you can lose anything at any point. And I can't be angry, because I haven't lost it.
Michael J. Fox
For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.
In the real world, I see conservatives volunteering at adoption agencies, at churches, at bake sales and the local American Legion Post while the only charity a progressive sends is a smug sermon on fair share and what fairness is.
God knows how many things a man misses by becoming smug and assuming that matters will take their own course.
America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind.
In TV, and in particular in commercials, you don't really need to explain very much at all - you just say he's a spy and he's a little bit theatrical and overblown and smug and he's not very good at his job.
I don't want to sound smug but I am reasonably satisfied with how it's gone. I think it's fine.
The smug complacency of technology adverts disguises a pretty mixed picture, with too many people not connected, too many passive users of technologies designed for interactive, and far too much talk about empowerment but far too little action to make it happen.
I think that London is very much like that. I find there's humour in the air and people are interesting. And I think that it's a place which is constantly surprising. The worst thing about it? I think it can be smug and aggressive.
I have a preponderance to look smug in photos; something to do with the way my mouth turns up at the corners.
Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it.
I never feel like a smug or a smart-alec film director, and there are plenty of those around.
I've got such a disgusting, wide, smug grin on my face all the time that my friends just want to slap me. I've never been so happy.
For me, faith is more about aspiration than complacency - the smug satisfaction that other people find distasteful.
How arrogant - how very far from humility - would be the self-satisfied, smug assurance that God, a tidy-up-after-us God will come and clean up our mess? Hope for a nanny God, who will with a miracle grant us amnesty from our folly - that's not aligned with either history or the text of the Bible.
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