Pride Quotes

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

William Blake

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.

Jane Austen

Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.

Paul Bryant

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

Kahlil Gibran

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

John Ruskin

Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.

Gary Ryan Blair

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real

Thomas Merton

It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.


Pride comes before a fall


The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.

Samuel Butler

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.

Hosea Ballou

Pride and dignity would belong to women if only men would leave them alone

Egyptian Proverb

Pride will spit in pride's face.

Thomas Fuller

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.

Benjamin Franklin

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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 offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny

Mark Twain

As soon as there was two there was pride

John Donne

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

Jules Renard

Fond pride of dress is sure a very curse

Benjamin Franklin

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments

Benjamin Franklin

Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy

Benjamin Franklin

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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