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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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Pride is the mask of one's own faults.

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

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

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

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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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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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The nobler the blood the less the pride.

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

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

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

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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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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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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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You cannot hold your head high with your hand out.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay. François de La Rochefoucauld

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