Quotations About / On: PRIDE

  • 1.
    Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 38 (1955).)
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  • 2.
    It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.
    (Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French novelist, political writer. The Diary of a Country Priest, ch. 7 (1936).)
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  • 3.
    'Shyness is often mistaken for pride; paying same price'.
    (Life)
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  • 4.
    Our pride and self-importance are European, while our development and actions are Asiatic.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Works, Notebook I, vol. 17, p. 87, "Nauka" (1980). Comments on the Russian character.)
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  • 5.
    Wounded pride can take a rich young man far who is surrounded by flatterers since birth.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Charterhouse of Parma, ch. XIII, Dupont (1839) (trans. by Jeri King).)
  • 6.
    Pride sings and dances; humility sighs.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 7.
    Arrogance frowns; pride smiles.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 8.
    Many a peacock hides his peacock tail from all eyes—and calls it his pride.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 87, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 73 (1886).)
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  • 9.
    There is but one pride pardonable; that of being above doing a base or dishonorable action.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 8, p. 198, AMS Press (1990).)
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  • 10.
    Hospitality still survives among foreigners, although it is buried under false pride among the poorest Americans.
    (Jane Addams (1860-1935), U.S. social worker and social reformer. Twenty Years at Hull-House, ch. 11 (1910). Addams was the founding director of Hull-House, a pioneer "settlement house" in a poor Chicago neighborhood populated largely by immigrants from Italian and Bohemian peasant backgrounds.)
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