Pride Quotes

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

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

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

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