Pride Quotes

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

Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others

Samuel Johnson

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt

Benjamin Franklin

What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars

William Wordsworth

He that is proud eats up himself; pride in his glass, his trumpet, his chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise

William Shakespeare

One may be humble out of pride.

Michel de Montaigne

If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition (or whatever is their prevailing passion) on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.

Lord Chesterfield

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

Jules Renard

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


The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.


Women love the lie that saves their pride, but never an unflattering truth

Gertrude Franklin Atherton

Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

Henry Ward Beecher

Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.

Alain Rene Lesage

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.

Benjamin Franklin

Pride will spit in pride's face.

Thomas Fuller

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.

Hosea Ballou

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.

Samuel Butler

Pride comes before a fall


It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.


You can't give people pride, but you can provide the kind of understanding that makes people look to their inner strengths and find their own sense of pride

Charleszetta Waddles

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real

Thomas Merton

Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.

Gary Ryan Blair

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

John Ruskin
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