It was full time, for Schelling's undoubtedly overweening self-confidence had involved him in a series of disputes and quarrels at Jena, the details of which are important only as illustrations of the evil qualities in Schelling's nature which deface much of his philosophic work.
The overweening arrogance of the Spaniards soon drove the pope back into the ranks of their enemies.
The evacuation of Egypt by Antiochus Epiphanes at the bidding of the Roman ambassadors suits the warning addressed to "Greece" (732-740) against overweening ambition and any attempt upon the Holy City, which is somewhat strangely enforced by the famous Greek oracle, "Let Camarina be, 'tis best unstirred."
Nor is it unjust to infer that the sense of opposition provoked some of the Cynics to an overweening display of superiority.
Mysticism, on the other hand, is marked on its speculative side by even an overweening confidence in human reason.