Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
— Desiderius Erasmus

Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.
Oliver Wendell Holmes pedantic quote

My father was a pedant and a bully who cared about nobody, and I was not to see him until I was eighteen.
— George Weinberg

'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
— William Congreve

Some people are under the impression that all that is required to make a good fisherman is the ability to tell lies easily and without blushing; but this is a mistake. Mere bald fabrication is useless; the veriest tyro can manage that. It is in the circumstantial detail, the embellishing touches of probability, the general air of scrupulous -- almost of pedantic -- veracity, that the experienced angler is seen.
— pedantic quotation by Jerome K. Jerome