Pride Quotes

Most popular pride quotes

Too humble is half proud.

humility

There is false modesty, but there is no false pride.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

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Pride makes some men ridiculous but prevents others from becoming so.
Temper is what gets most of us in an argument. Pride is what keeps us there.

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Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

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The question we do not see when we are young is whether we own pride or are owned by it.

conceit

Too great a sense of identity makes a man feel he can do no wrong. And too little does the same.

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Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.

vanity

Pride is a wound, and vanity is the scab on it. One's life picks at the scab to open the wound again and again.

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It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.

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Of all the causes which conspire to blind
Man's erring judgment, and misguide the mind,
What the weak head with strongest bias rules
Is Pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
There is a very strong connection between pride and giving, and those who do the giving get to feel that they are worthy, while those who are given to often feel that they are not.

Giving

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.

vanity

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.

vanity

Pride is an established conviction of one's own paramount worth in some particular respect, while vanity is the desire of rousing such a conviction in others, and it is generally accompanied by the secret hope of ultimately coming to the same conviction oneself.

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The true artist is not proud, he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal; and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun.

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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 even murderous obsession. Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.

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Friends and neighbours complain that taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly.

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In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself; you will see it, perhaps, often in this history; for, even if I could conceive that I had compleatly overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.