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Pride quotes and quotations

To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail our pride supports us; when we succeed, it betrays us.
Charles Caleb Coltoz

Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Samuel Johnson

Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.
C. S. Lewis

Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Kahlil Gibran

To find yourself jilted is a blow to your pride. Do your best to forget it and if you don't succeed, at least pretend to.

Pride is a powerful narcotic, but it doesn't do much for the auto-immune system.
Stuart Stevens

The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.
William Hutton

As proud as Lucifer.
Philip James Bailey

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Ay, do despise me, I'm the prouder for it; I like to be despised.
Isaac Bickerstaff

They are proud in humility, proud in that they are not proud.
Robert Burton

Pride sullies the noblest character.

When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.
Dale Carnegie

The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.

Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Jules Renard

Though pride is not a virtue, it is the parent of many virtues.
George Chapman

Pride (of all others the most dang'rous fault) Proceeds from want of sense, or want of thought.
Wentworth Dillon

Lord of human kind.
John Dryden

Too rigid scruples are concealed pride.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Oh! Why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, Man passes from life to his rest in the grave.
William Knox

What the weak head with strongest bias rules, Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
Alexander Pope

Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of humankind pass by.
Oliver Goldsmith

Let pride go afore, shame will follow after.
George Chapman

Why, who cries out on pride That can therein tax any private party? Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea Till that the weary very means do ebb?
William Shakespeare

In pride, in reas'ning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the bless'd abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
Alexander Pope

Is this that haughty, gallant, gay Lothario?
Nicholas Rowe

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes. - John Ruskin,
John Ruskin

Thus unlamented pass the proud away, The gaze of fools and pageant of a day; So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glow For others' good, or melt at others' woe.
Alexander Pope

O, this life Is nobler than attending for a check, Richer than doing nothing for a robe, Prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk: Such pain the cap of him that makes him fine Yet keeps his book uncrossed.
William Shakespeare

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Pride is the mask of one's own faults.
Jewish Proverb

To be proud and inaccessible is to be timid and weak.
Jean Baptiste Masillon

Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.
Fulton J. Sheen

He is so plaguy proud that the death-tokens of it Cry 'No recovery.'
William Shakespeare

One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.
Josh Billings

There was one who thought himself above me, and he was above me until he had that thought.
Elbert Hubbard

The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.

I do not hate a proud man, as I do hate the engendering of toads.
William Shakespeare

The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit of; the last he does not concern himself about.
William Hazlitt

And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What is pride? A whizzing rocket that would emulate a star.
William Wordsworth

She bears a duke's revenues on her back, And in her heart she scorns our poverty.
William Shakespeare

Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Samuel Johnson

The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age.
George Santayana

Pride breakfasted with Plenty, dined with Poverty, supped with Infamy.
Benjamin Franklin

He that is proud eats up himself. Pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise.
William Shakespeare

O world, how apt the poor are to be proud.
William Shakespeare

Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Joseph Addison

Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.
Fulton John Sheen

There is a paradox in pride: it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
Charles Caleb Colton

The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick, or a self-destroying or ever murderous obsession.
Iris Murdoch

It may do good; pride hath no other glass To show itself but pride, for supple knees Feed arrogance and are the proud man's fees.
William Shakespeare