Pride Quotes

Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Claudianus - pride sullies the noblest character....

Alexander solzhenitsyn, the gulag archipelago - pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig....
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
All the world wondered as they witnessed... a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride.
Corazn Cojuangco Aquino
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

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, envy, avarice - - These are the sparks have set on fire the souls of man.
Alighieri Dante
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
Democritus
Nancy lopez - great champions have an enormous sense of pride....
There is this paradox in pride - It makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
C. C. Colton
When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.
Dale Carnegie
Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all On Fire.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
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
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
I pride myself on the fact that my work has no socially redeeming value.
John Waters
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
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)
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Jules Renard
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
Be modest It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Jules Renard
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 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
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
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
Joe Paterno
Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.
Benjamin Franklin
We rise in glory as we sink in pride.
Young
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
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
The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.
William Hutton
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
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
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
Pride the first peer and president of hell.
Daniel Defoe
There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
Reinhold Niebuh
Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
Henry Bolingbroke
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
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, 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