Pride Quotes

Pride is perhaps the world's greatest pandemic. Gary Amirault

High Intelligence plus pride always equals destruction. Gary Amirault

Pride goes before the fall. The bible

“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.”

Whoever clings to him/herself will love themselves. Whoever loses themselves for Christ's sake will truly find themselves. The Bible, Matt. 10:39

Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. The Bible, Proverbs 8:10-13

The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight. 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. The Bible, Proverbs 11:1-2

Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. The Bible, Proverbs 13:10

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. The Bible, Proverbs 16:18-19

A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor. The Bible, Proverbs 29:23

A soldier will fight hard and long for a bit of colored ribbon. Napoleon

No one ever choked swallowing his pride.

“Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.”

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

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

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

Pride is the mask of one's own faults. Jewish Proverb

Pride sullies the noblest character. Claudianius

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.”
Jane Austen quotes (British Novelist and Writer, 1775-1817)

“Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.” Paul Bryant quotes (American football college Coach. 1913-1983)

“Pride comes before a fall” Proverb quotes

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”
Kahlil Gibran quotes (Lebanese born American philosophical Essayist, Novelist and Poet. 1883-1931)

“In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.”

“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real” Thomas Merton

“We are rarely proud when we are alone.” Voltaire

“The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell” Simone Weil

“Shame is pride's cloak.” William Blake

“The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit of; the last he does not concern himself about.” William Hazlitt

“Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself” Samuel Johnson

“Pride will spit in pride's face.” Thomas Fuller

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

“Pride is the mask we make of our faults” Hebrew Proverb

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

Let pride go afore, shame will follow after. George Chapman

Oh! Why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, Man passes from life to his rest in the grave. William Knox

He that is proud eats up himself. Pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise. William Shakespeare

Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals. Fulton John Sheen

What is pride? A whizzing rocket that would emulate a star. William Wadsworth

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

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

The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great. Voltaire

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

Many men nourish a pride which urges them to conceal their struggles and show themselves only as conquerors. - Honore de Balzac

There is much proud humility and humble pride in the world. - James Lendall Basford

Some people are proud of their humility. - Henry Ward Beecher

When a man's pride is subdued it's like the sides of Mount Aetna. It was terrible during the eruption, but when that is over and the lava is turned into soil, there are vineyards and olive trees which grow up to the top. - Henry Ward Beecher

It is pride which fills the world with so much harshness and severity. We are rigorous to offenses as if we had never offended. - Hugh Blair

Pride is like the beautiful acacia, that lifts its head proudly above its neighbor plants--forgetting that it too, like them, has its roots in the dirt. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Snobbery is the pride of those who are not sure of their position. - Berton Braley

Pride is a vice not only dreadfully mischievous in human society, but perhaps of all others, the most insuperable bar to real inward improvement. - Elizabeth Carter

As for environments, the kingliest being ever born in the flesh lay in a manger.
- Edwin Hubbell Chapin

It is hardly possible to overvalue ourselves but by undervaluing our neighbors. - Lord Clarendon, Edward Hyde

Men very rarely put off the trappings of pride till they who are about them put on their winding-sheet.
- Lord Clarendon, Edward Hyde

The disesteem and contempt of others is inseparable from pride. It is hardly possible to overvalue ourselves but by undervaluing our neighbors. - Lord Clarendon, Edward Hyde

The seat of pride is in the heart, and only there; and if it be not there, it is neither in the look nor in the clothes. - Lord Clarendon, Edward Hyde

Without the sovereign influence of God's extraordinary and immediate grace, men do very rarely put off all the trappings of their pride, till they who are about them put on their winding-sheet.
- Lord Clarendon, Edward Hyde

Pride requires very costly food--its keeper's happiness. - Charles Caleb Colton

Pride, like the magnet, constantly points to one object, self; but, unlike the magnet, it has no attractive pole, but at all points repels. - Charles Caleb Colton

The proud are ever most provoked by pride. - William Cowper

Dignity and pride are of too near relationship for intermarriage. - Dorothee DeLuzy

As soon as there was two there was pride. - Dr. John Donne

n reality, there is perhaps no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, stifle it, mortify it as much as you please, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself. - Benjamin Franklin

Pride is founded not on the sense of happiness, but on the sense of power.
- William Hazlitt

Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself.
- Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

It seems that nature, which has so wisely disposed our bodily organs with a view to our happiness, has also bestowed on us pride, to spare us the pain of being aware of our imperfections. - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

He whose pride oppresses the humble may perhaps be humbled, but will never be humble. - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

Where pride begins, love ceases. - Johann Kaspar Lavater (John Caspar Lavater)

If he could only see how small a vacancy his death would leave, the proud man would think less of the place he occupies in his lifetime. - Ernest Wilfrid LeGouve

When pride and presumption walk before, shame and loss follow very closely.
- Louis XI

Pride and weakness are Siamese twins. - James Russell Lowell

Charity feeds the poor, so does pride; charity builds an hospital, so does pride. In this they differ: charity gives her glory to God; pride takes her glory from man. - Francis Quarles

Spiritual pride is the most dangerous and the most arrogant of all sorts of pride.
- Samuel Richardson

All other passions do occasional good; but when pride puts in its word everything goes wrong. - John Ruskin

Pride seems to be equally distributed; the man who owns the carriage and the man who drives it seem to have it just alike. - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)

When a proud man thinks best of himself, then God and man think worst of him.
- Horace (Horatio) Smith (a/k/a Paul Chatfield)

Pride is of such intimate connection with ingratitude that the actions of ingratitude seem directly resolvable into pride as the principal reason of them.
- Bishop Robert South

Pride is the common forerunner of a fall. It was the devil's sin, and the devil's ruin; and has been, ever since, the devil's stratagem, who, like an expert wrestler, usually gives a man a lift before he gives him a throw. - Bishop Robert South

Deep is the sea, and deep is hell, but pride mineth deeper; it is coiled as a poisonous worm about the foundations of the soul. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

What a lesson, indeed, is all history and all life to the folly and fruitlessness of pride! The Egyptian kings had their embalmed bodies preserved in massive pyramids, to obtain an earthly immortality. In the seventeenth century they were sold as quack medicines, and now they are burnt for fuel! The Egyptian mummies, which Cambyses or time hath spared, avarice now consumeth. Mummy is become merchandise. - Edwin Percy Whipple

Earthly pride is like the passing flower, that springs to fall, and blossoms but to die.
- Henry Kirke White

The Bible says nothing good about pride. How strange then that Christians and Jews are among the most proud people on the earth. And pride goes before the fall. Prophetic? Gary Amirault

Jesus Christ is a God whom we approach without pride, and before whom we humble ourselves without despair.  ~ Blaise Pascal


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