Quotations About / On:
Pride's a curse from God to check the foolery or
gratitude of man when things goes well and the
heart's richly satisfied'
(Quoted by sir Toby Moses)
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).)
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).)
'Shyness is often mistaken for pride; paying same price'.
A person who is blinded by pride cannot see anything but his own delusion; he cannot even see the blindfold that is covering his eyes.
(My comment on a conversation with a Catholic about a close-minded pastor who believes in the 'kenosis theology.')
By building relations...we create a source of love and personal pride and belonging that makes living in a chaotic world easier.
(Susan Lieberman (20th century). New Traditions: Redefining Celebrations for Today's Family, ch. 2 (1991).)
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.)
Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating of it too.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 282 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
... pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurtsnot to hurt others.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 6 (1871-1872).)
He had not the least pride of birth and rank, that common narrow notion of little minds, that wretched mistaken succedaneum of merit.
(Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. Characters of Chesterfield, 1778, repr. Augustan Reprint Society, nos. 259-260, p. 43, University of California, Los Angeles (1990).
Character of Lord Scarborough, one of Chesterfield's closest friends.)