Pride Quotes

Service rivalry leads to service pride, which is good for building morale and esprit.

Anthony Zinni

Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride.

John Ruskin

A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It's all a matter of pride.

Nancy Lopez

Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.

Joe Paterno

Pride separates excellence from mediocrity


Human prosperity never rests but always craves more, till blown up with pride it totters and falls. From the opulent mansions pointed at by all passers-by none warns it away, none cries, 'Let no more riches enter!


Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.

Giorgos Seferis

Pride and excess bring disaster for man.

Xun Zi

The politician has no more use for pride than Falstaff had for honour.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.


It is perhaps common in the world for individuals and nations to suffer for their noble qualities more than for their ignoble ones. For nobility is an occasion for pride, the most treacherous of sentiments.

Daniel Moynihan

This war has been motivated by pride or arrogance, by a desire to control oil wealth, by a desire to implant our programs.

James Earl Carter, Jr.

In the fledgling days of the town, the notorious Block 16 was set aside for card games and prostitution. Sin and commerce have marched hand-in-hand ever since, but this alliance made Las Vegas no more atypical than any other American city of the time. The difference is that Las Vegas extolled with pride what other places sought to hide. To the commonplace culture of heavily populated cities and industrial towns that made up the urban fabric of the country, Las Vegas alone stood as the behavioral "Other," a land where the "victimless" crimes of sex, drink, and gambling were not only condoned, but celebrated.


And if you come up from under that water and theres fresh air, just breathe baby, Gods got a blessin to spare. I know the process is so much stress but its the progress that feels the best. I came from the projects straight to success and youre next, just try, they cant steal your pride, its inside. Then find it and keep on grindin cause in every dark cloud theres a silver linin. I know.

Lil Wayne

Pride in their port, defiance in their eye I see the Lords of human kind pass by.

Oliver Goldsmith
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