Pride Quotes

Best selected pride quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about pride will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages. Samuel Johnson
Pride the first peer and president of hell. Daniel Defoe
The nobler the blood the less the pride. Danish Proverb
Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak. Thomas Fuller
If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride. Gilbert K. Chesterton
There are two sides to every question: my side and the wrong side. Oscar Levant
Of all the marvelous works of God, perhaps the one angels view with the most supreme astonishment, is a proud man. Charles Caleb Colton
And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There was one who thought himself above me, and he was above me until he had that thought. Elbert Hubbard
Where there are no tigers, a wild cat is very self-important. Korean Proverb
We should be ashamed of our pride, but never proud of our shame. Anonymous
It ain't bragging if you can do it. Dizzy Dean
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. Emily Bronte
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great. Voltaire
Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity. Anonymous
If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility. Paul Keating
God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble [James 4:6] Bible
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
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
Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt. Benjamin Franklin
The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand. Fred A. Allen
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments. Benjamin Franklin
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] Bible
There is this paradox in pride -- it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so. Charles Caleb Colton
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
It is my PRIDE, my damn d, native, unconquerable Pride, that plunges me into Distraction. You must know that 19 --20th of my Composition is Pride. I must either live a Slave, a Servant; to have no Will of my own, no Sentiments of my own which I may freely declare as such; --or DIE --perplexing alternative. Thomas Chatterton
There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion. Reinhold Niebuhr
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
We rise in glory as we sink in pride.'' Andrew Young
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes. John Ruskin
Has God forgotten all I have done for Him. Louis XIV
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself. Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza
Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence. Johann Kaspar Lavater
I am the greatest. Not only do I knock em out, I pick the round. Muhammad Ali
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold. Thomas Jefferson
It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so. Georges Bernanos
Swallow your pride occasionally, it's not fattening. Frank Tyger
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. T. S. Eliot
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
At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense. Alexander Pope
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. Joseph Addison
Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt. Henry Bolingbroke
Pride and poverty don't get along, but often live together. Proverb
To be proud and inaccessible is to be timid and weak. Jean Baptiste Masillon
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
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
Exclusiveness is a characteristic of recent riches, high society, and the skunk. Austin O'Malley
My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering. W. S. Gilbert
I would not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well. Henry David Thoreau
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
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there. Anonymous
Whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted. Bible
A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator. William Cowper
Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals. Fulton John Sheen
When science discovers the center of the universe a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it. Bernard Baily
Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs. Fred A. Allen
You cannot hold your head high with your hand out. Yiddish Proverb
I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory. Julius Caesar
Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up. Jesse Jackson
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
Pride makes us esteem ourselves; vanity desires the esteem of others. Anonymous
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. Oscar Levant
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age. George Santayana
Pride, like laudanum 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
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride. Friedrich Nietzsche
Pride is the mask of one's own faults. Jewish Proverb
I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. [Luke 16:3] Bible
There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself. George Eliot
Swallowing your pride seldom leads to indigestion. Anonymous

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