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Best Quotes About Pride

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A list of the best pride quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous pride quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic pride quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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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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    Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. Emily Brontë

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

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

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

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

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

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    Pride is the mask of one's own faults.

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    You cannot hold your head high with your hand out.

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

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    Janet Morris

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

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    Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.

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

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

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

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    Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride. Friedrich Nietzsche

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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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    The nobler the blood the less the pride.

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

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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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    I would not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Henry David Thoreau

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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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    Swallowing your pride seldom leads to indigestion

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    The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great. Voltaire

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

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

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    There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion. Reinhold Niebuhr

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    There are two sides to every question: my side and the wrong side. Oscar Levant

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

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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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    If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride. G. K. Chesterton

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    I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory. Julius Caesar

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

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

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    Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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