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A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you. C. S. Lewis

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We rise in glory as we sink in pride. Andrew Young

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God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble -- James 4:6

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Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself. Baruch Spinoza

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"Your honor blinds you, Tempus, to what’s right and wrong these days." Janet Morris

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Pride is the mask of one's own faults.

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The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick, or a self-destroying or ever murderous obsession. Iris Murdoch

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Pride and poverty don't get along, but often live together.

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Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. T. S. Eliot

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

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Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. Emily Brontë

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Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up. Jesse Jackson

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“I’m Lysis, son of Charon, son of Thebes, of the Sacred Band of Stepsons, Blessed of Harmony,” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.

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"You've been playing gods-and-witches again, that's clear." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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We should be ashamed of our pride, but never proud of our shame.

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Swallowing your pride seldom leads to indigestion

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Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold. Thomas Jefferson

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Whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

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Such hubris could only come from a man’s mouth. Janet Morris

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Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. Carl Jung

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There was one who thought himself above me, and he was above me until he had that thought. Elbert Hubbard

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What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. Oscar Levant

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Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence. Johann Kaspar Lavater

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The nobler the blood the less the pride.

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Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak. Thomas Fuller

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Of all the marvelous works of God, perhaps the one angels view with the most supreme astonishment, is a proud man. Charles Caleb Colton

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And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Man, proud man, drest in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he's most assur d, glassy essence, like an angry ape, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven, as make the angels weep. William Shakespeare

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Pride makes us esteem ourselves; vanity desires the esteem of others.

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He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with a proud man shall be like unto him. -- Ecclesiasticus 13:1

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The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great. Voltaire

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No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. Booker T. Washington

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Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs. Fred Allen

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You cannot hold your head high with your hand out.

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There is this paradox in pride -- it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so. Charles Caleb Colton

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There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself. George Eliot

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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

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I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of pride. William James

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Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion. While nothing is so foolish and baseless. Josiah Gilbert Holland

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

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A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator. William Cowper

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It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so. Georges Bernanos

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I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom --one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise. John Keats

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At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense. Alexander Pope

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

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Exclusiveness is a characteristic of recent riches, high society, and the skunk. Austin O'Malley

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The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age. George Santayana

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The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand. Fred Allen

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Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages. Samuel Johnson