Pride Quotes

The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
Democritus
C. s. lewis, first things first - pride is a spiritual cancer: it eats up the very...

Young - we rise in glory as we sink in pride....
Pride, like laudanun and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others.
Frederick Saunders
Pride, envy, avarice - - These are the sparks have set on fire the souls of man.
Alighieri Dante
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

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
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
Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
Ralph waldo emerson - the peril of every fine faculty is the delight of...
Pride the first peer and president of hell.
Daniel Defoe
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Kahlil Gibran
Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.
Edith Sitwell
Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
Henry Bolingbroke
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
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.
Anonymous
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
Charles Caleb Colton
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Jules Renard
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
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)
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
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
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
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Johnson
I pride myself on the fact that my work has no socially redeeming value.
John Waters
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
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 sullies the noblest character.
Claudianus
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
Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of man? s values, it has to be earned.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
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
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
Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of allOn Fire.
Dante Alighieri
When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timourous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence a.
Samuel Johnson
Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.
Benjamin Franklin
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
By ignorance is pride increased; those must assume who know the least.
Gay
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
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
Joe Paterno
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