Pride Quotes

Wounded vanity knows when it is mortally hurt and limps off the field, piteous, all disguises thrown away. But pride carries its banner to the last and fast as it is driven from one field unfurls it in another, never admitting that there is a shade less honor in the second field than in the first, or in the third than in the second.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Samuel johnson - when once a man has made celebrity necessary to...

C. c. colton - there is this paradox in pride - it makes some...
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us.
C. C. Colton
Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
Memory says, I did that. Pride replies, I could not have done that. Eventually memory yields.
Friedrich Nietzsche, from the book Lies my Teacher Told Me. By James W. Loewen (1995)

The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends.
Charles de Gaulle
Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride.
Ernest Hemingway, "The Old Man and the Sea".
But pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.
George Eliot, Middlemarch, Ch 8
Dante alighieri - avarice, envy, pride, three fatal sparks, have...
Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely - Read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
Hesketh Pearson, Common Misquotations (1934), Introduction
There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.
Johann Kaspar Lavate
By ignorance is pride increased; those must assume who know the least.
Gay
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Johnson
In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow and love.
Bryant McGill, Stanford Lectures on Poetry, 1990
A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
Clive Staples Lewis
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it for when we fail our pride supports us when we succeed, it betrays us.
Charles Caleb Colton
Be modest It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Jules Renard
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Jules Renard
The typical American of today has lost all the love of liberty, that his forefathers had, and all their disgust of emotion, and pride in self - Reliance. He is led no longer by Davy Crocketts he is led by cheer leaders, press agents, word mongers, uplifters.
Henry Louis Mencken
The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.
William Hutton
Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are.
Nancy Lopez
Pride is a spiritual Cancer: It eats up the very possibilty of love, or contentment, or even common sense.
C. S. Lewis, First things First
Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all On Fire.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words Ich bin ein Berline.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I pride myself on the fact that my work has no socially redeeming value.
John Waters
Pride the first peer and president of hell.
Daniel Defoe
The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
Democritus
Pride sullies the noblest character.
Claudianus
Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - - Avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
Francesco Petrarch
The new frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises - It is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not their pocketbook - It holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Kahlil Gibran
Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.
Benjamin Franklin
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.
Samuel Johnson
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
Charles Caleb Colton
We hear much of a decent pride, a becoming proud, a noble pride, a laudable pride. Can that be decent, of which we ought to be ashamed? Can that be becoming, of which God has set forth the deformity? Can that be noble which God resists and is determined to abase? Can that be laudable, which God call abominable.
Robert Cecil
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.
Anonymous
All the world wondered as they witnessed... a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride.
Corazn Cojuangco Aquino