Pride Quotes

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.


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

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Updated On : May 13, 2014
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