Quotations About / On: PRIDE

  • 1.
    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)
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  • 2.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Eric Hoffer, pride, respect
  • 3.
    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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  • 4.
    'Shyness is often mistaken for pride; paying same price'.
    (Life)
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  • 5.
    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.')
    More quotations from: Yehoshua Shim'onai
  • 6.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Susan Lieberman, pride, love, world
  • 7.
    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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  • 8.
    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).)
  • 9.
    ... pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurts—not to hurt others.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 6 (1871-1872).)
  • 10.
    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.)
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