Pride Quotes

Do not feel ashamed to forgive and forget. Do not hurry over punishments and do not be pleased and do not be proud of your power to punish. Do not get angry and lose your temper quickly over the mistakes and failures of those over whom you rule. On the contrary, be patient and sympathetic with them. Anger and desire of vengeance are not going to be of much help to you in your administration. Never say to yourself, "I am their Lord, their ruler and all in all over them and that I must be obeyed submissively and humbly" because such a thought will unbalance your mind, will make you vain and arrogant, will weaken your faith in religion and will make you seek support of any power other than that of Allah . If you ever feel any pride or vanity on account of your sway and rule over your subjects then think of the supreme sway and rule of the Lord over the Universe, the extent of His creations, the supremacy of His Might and Glory, His Power to do things which you cannot even dream of doing and His control over you which is more dominating than that which you can ever achieve over anything around you. Such thoughts will cure your mental weakness, will keep you away from vanity and rebellion (against Allah), will reduce your arrogance and haughtiness and will take you back to the sanity which you had foolishly deserted... Try carefully to realize that a ruler can create goodwill in the minds of his subjects and can make them faithful and sincere to him only when he is kind and considerate to them, when he reduces their troubles, when he does not oppress them and when he never asks for things which are beyond their power. These are the principles which you should keep in mind and act upon.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions.

Kim Campbell

Vanity makes men ridiculous, pride odious and ambition terrible.

Sir Richard Steele

Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.

Charles Caleb Colton

He took pride in belonging to the world's most exclusive club: the United States Senate.

Margaret Truman

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

Alexander Pope

They take their pride in making their dinner cost much; I take my pride in making my dinner cost little

Henry David Thoreau

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

Muslih-uddin Sadi

Pride is the deadliest of sins, but I was bursting with pride

Jonathan Aitken

Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home

Thornton Wilder

The whole family of pride and ignorance are incestuous, and mutually beget each other

Charles Caleb Colton

Human pride is not worthwhile; there is always something lying in wait to take the wind out of it

Mark Twain

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

Benjamin Franklin

Fond pride of dress is sure a very curse

Benjamin Franklin

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

Jules Renard
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