Pride Quotes

My pride fell with my fortunes.

William Shakespeare

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

Douglas MacArthur

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

Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.

Voltaire

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

Unknown

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

Unknown

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

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

One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.

Josh Billings

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.

Voltaire

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

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

Mark Twain

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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