Pride Quotes

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 is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt

Benjamin Franklin

What you say of the pride of giving life to an immortal soul is very fine dear, but I own I cannot enter into that: I think much more of our being like a cow or a dog at such moments: when our poor nature becomes so very animal and unecstatic

Queen Victoria

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.


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

A man may and ought to pride himself more on his will than on his talent

Honore de Balzac

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : May 13, 2014
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