Pride Quotes

Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself

Samuel Johnson

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.

Blaise Pascal

A man may and ought to pride himself more on his will than on his talent

Honore de Balza

Silence is a trick when it imposes. Pedants and scholars, churchmen and physicians, abound in silent pride.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Anger wishes that all mankind had only one neck; love, that it had only one heart; grief, two tear-glands; and pride, two bent knees.

Jean Paul Richter

What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought -- an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first -- that is the idea.

Mark Twain

The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, and pride, and annoyance.

Samuel Butler

Even as people take pride in their national independence, we know we are becoming more and more interdependent.

Bill Clinton

Pride makes us esteem ourselves; vanity makes us desire the esteem of others.

Hugh Blair

Pampered vanity is a hotter thing perhaps than starved pride.

Joanna Baillie

We are all benefiting from the great feminists who struggled and suffered and worked to give us everything women now enjoy... I refer to myself as a feminist, and I do it with pride.

Cybil Shepherd

Disappointment weighs heavy on the pride.

Mike Howerton

Pride had rather out of the way than go behind

Thomas Fuller

Pride thyself on what virtue thou hast, and not on thy parentage

Muslih-uddin Sadi

Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity.

Vanna Bonta

Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.

Thomas Fuller

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

George Santayana

With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.

Norman Mailer

At every trifle, scorn to take offence; that always shows great pride, or little sense

Alexander Pope

Pride is the shirt of the soul, put on first and put off last

George Swinnock

There is this paradox in pride it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so

Charles Caleb Colton

Who combats bravely is not therefore brave, He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave: Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise, - His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies

Alexander Pope

Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of

Benjamin Franklin

I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution.

Alan Paton
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