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

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

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

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

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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 the mask of one's own faults.

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

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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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    "You've been playing gods-and-witches again, that's clear." Janet Morris, Chris 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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    “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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    Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence. Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

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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 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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    The nobler the blood the less the pride.

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    You cannot hold your head high with your hand out.

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

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    Swallowing your pride seldom leads to indigestion

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

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    The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great. Voltaire

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    Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.

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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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    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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    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 perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak. Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

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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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    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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    I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. -- Luke 16:3

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

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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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    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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    I am the greatest. Not only do I knock em out, I pick the round! Muhammad Ali

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