Pride Quotes

I would always rather be happy than dignified.

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë Brontë

Jane Eyre
Love    Pride    Women

I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.

I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.

Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read.

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

رمل وزبد

Kahlil Gibran

رمل وزبد

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.

All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.



Change    Character    Course    Crime    Failure    Mistakes    Pride    Yield

I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.

As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.

Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.

Appearances    Credit    Life    Money    People    Pride

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.

Logic    People    Prejudice    Pride    Relationships    Vanity

Certainly the most destructive vice if you like, that a person can have. More than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins - is self pity. Self pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive. It is, to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred, and I think actually hatred's a subset of self pity and not the other way around - ' It destroys everything around it, except itself '.
Self pity will destroy relationships, it'll destroy anything that's good, it will fulfill all the prophecies it makes and leave only itself. And it's so simple to imagine that one is hard done by, and that things are unfair, and that one is underappreciated, and that if only one had had a chance at this, only one had had a chance at that, things would have gone better, you would be happier if only this, that one is unlucky. All those things. And some of them may well even be true. But, to pity oneself as a result of them is to do oneself an enormous disservice.
I think it's one of things we find unattractive about the american culture, a culture which I find mostly, extremely attractive, and I like americans and I love being in america. But, just occasionally there will be some example of the absolutely ravening self pity that they are capable of, and you see it in their talk shows. It's an appalling spectacle, and it's so self destructive. I almost once wanted to publish a self help book saying 'How To Be Happy by Stephen Fry : Guaranteed success'. And people buy this huge book and it's all blank pages, and the first page would just say - ' Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself - And you will be happy '. Use the rest of the book to write down your interesting thoughts and drawings, and that's what the book would be, and it would be true. And it sounds like 'Oh that's so simple', because it's not simple to stop feeling sorry for yourself, it's bloody hard. Because we do feel sorry for ourselves, it's what Genesis is all about.

I'm so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.

Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.

It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.

Love    Pride

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.

Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.

The proud person always wants to do the right thing, the great thing. But because he wants to do it in his own strength, he is fighting not with man, but with God.

Bible    Christianity    God    Pride

There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you're wrong and you can't face it; the other is when you're right and nobody else can face it.

Arrogance    Cocky    Cognition    Confidence    Conviction    Ego    Haters    Humility    Minority    Offense    Pride    Right    Superiority    Wrong

Thus with my lips have I denounced you, while my heart, bleeding within me, called you tender names.
It was love lashed by its own self that spoke. It was pride half slain that fluttered in the dust. It was my hunger for your love that raged from the housetop, while my own love, kneeling in silence, prayed your forgiveness.

Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.

You wear your honor like a suit of armor... You think it keeps you safe, but all it does is weigh you down and make it hard for you to move.

A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

أنا مش تبع مخلوق يا سيدنا البيه
أنا حُر في إللي يقول ضميري عليه
وإن كنت تُحكم جوا ملكوتك
الشارع الواسع فاتح لي إيديه

Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν

صلاح جاهين

Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν

I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.

I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me.

You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, if you suppose that the mode of your declaration affected me in any other way, than as it spared the concern which I might have felt in refusing you, had you behaved in a more gentlemanlike manner." (Elizabeth Bennett)

(( إن الذي ملأ اللغات محاسنا... جعل الجمال وسره في الضاد ))

Curiosity is only vanity. We usually only want to know something so that we can talk about it.


Blaise Pascal

Greed, envy, sloth, pride and gluttony: these are not vices anymore. No, these are marketing tools. Lust is our way of life. Envy is just a nudge towards another sale. Even in our relationships we consume each other, each of us looking for what we can get out of the other. Our appetites are often satisfied at the expense of those around us. In a dog-eat-dog world we lose part of our humanity.

Envy    Foreman    Greed    Jon foreman    Lust    Pride    Sloth    Switchfoot

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.

You differ from a great man in only one respect: the great man was once a very little man, but he developed one important quality: he recognized the smallness and narrowness of his thoughts and actions. Under the pressure of some task that meant a great deal to him, he learned to see how his smallness, his pettiness endangered his happiness. In other words, a great man knows when and in what way he is a little man. A little man does not know he is little and is afraid to know. He hides his pettiness and narrowness behind illusions of strength and greatness, someone else's strength and greatness. He's proud of his great generals but not of himself. He admires an idea he has not had, not one he has had. The less he understands something, the more firmly he believes in it. And the better he understands an idea, the less he believes in it.

Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride - where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation.

Humor    Mr darcy    Pride

We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything.

Lord of the Flies

Golding William

Lord of the Flies

Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.

America    Freedom    Human rights    Inspirational    Justice    Peace    Pride    Righteousness    Stream    Water

Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.

But he understood at last what Dumbledore had been trying to tell him. It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew —
and so do I
, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride,
and so did my parents
— that there was all the difference in the world.

Arena    Battle    Death    Dumbledore    Pride

I find I am much prouder of the victory I obtain over myself, when, in the very ardor of dispute, I make myself submit to my adversary’s force of reason, than I am pleased with the victory I obtain over him through his weakness.

Les Essais

Michel de Montaigne

Les Essais
Adversary    Ardor    Argument    Changed mind    Dispute    Force    Open mind    Pleasure    Pride    Reason    Victory    Weakness

Adieu to disappointment and spleen. What are men to rocks and mountains?

Men    Mountains    Prejudice    Pride    Rocks

For I am—or I was—one of those people who pride themselves in on their willpower, on their ability to make a decision and carry it through. This virtue, like most virtues, is ambiguity itself. People who believe that they are strong-willed and the masters of their destiny can only continue to believe this by becoming specialists in self-deception. Their decisions are not really decisions at all—a real decision makes one humble, one knows that it is at the mercy of more things than can be named—but elaborate systems of evasion, of illusion, designed to make themselves and the world appear to be what they and the world are not. This is certainly what my decision, made so long ago in Joey’s bed, came to. I had decided to allow no room in the universe for something which shamed and frightened me. I succeeded very well—by not looking at the universe, by not looking at myself, by remaining, in effect, in constant motion.

Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin

Giovanni's Room
Decision    Life    Personality    Pride    Virtue    World

Simply minding one's own business is more offensive than being intrusive. Without ever saying a word one can make a person feel less-than.

We are rarely proud when we are alone.

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.

Lucifer spoke thus. Pride took him from heaven, though he sat at God's right hand.' Her voice grew faint, the hint of a whisper. 'In the end pride is the only evil, the root of all sins.'
'Pride is all I have.

Devil    Evil    God    Heaven    Lucifer    Pride    Sin

Don't pretend to be what you're not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretence, it is a journey to self realization.

All your life, other people will try to take your accomplishments away from you. Don't you take it away from yourself.

The Lost World

Michael Crichton

The Lost World

It is easy to tell the toiler
How best he can carry his pack
But no one can rate a burden's weight
Until it has been on his back

Advice    Burden    Pride    Suffering    Sympathy

And not only the pride of intellect, but the stupidity of intellect. And, above all, the dishonesty, yes, the dishonesty of intellect. Yes, indeed, the dishonesty and trickery of intellect.

Fear and realisation of ignorance, strong medicines against stupid pride.


Garth Nix


You need to take pride in what God has given you.


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