Pride Quotes

Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.

Alain Rene Lesage

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

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

Gertrude Franklin Atherton

The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.


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


Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity.


Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.

Sheen, Fulton John

Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.

Alexander Pope

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

Jules Renard

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

One may be humble out of pride.

Michel de Montaigne

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

What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars

William Wordsworth

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt

Benjamin Franklin

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

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

The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.


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

Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Charles Caleb Colton

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

George Swinnock

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

Alexander Pope

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

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

George Santayana

7 How-Tos of Love Relationships

Quote of the Day

From around the web

Updated On : May 13, 2014
Social Media
Our Partners
Quote of the Day App
Android app on Google Play