Quotations About / On: PRIDE

  • 11.
    Arrogance frowns; pride smiles.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 12.
    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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  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    Were we not proud ourselves, we should not complain of the pride of others.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 35 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 16.
    Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 93, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 111 (1886).)
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  • 17.
    The cult of art gives pride; one never has too much of it.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. letter, February 23, 1873, to Mme. Gustave de Maupassant, trans. by William G. Allen. Correspondance, VII, p. 10, Conard (1926-1933).)
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  • 18.
    Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 36, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
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  • 19.
    Love, Arthur, is a poodle's chance of attaining the infinite, and personally I have my pride.
    (Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961), French author. Ferdinand Bardamu, in Journey to the End of the Night, 1966 edition, p. 8 (orig. publ. 1932, trans. 1934).)
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  • 20.
    If Creator granted you privilege and might He won't be content you use them for pride on other for He's only the highest.
    (Modesty is best grace.)
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