Pride Quotes

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.


The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.


By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father

Douglas MacArthur

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

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.

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