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.
    What we cut off from our other faults is very often but so much added to our pride.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 450 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 13.
    A father's pride, laid on thick, has always made me wish that the fellow had at least experienced some pain during procreation.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 14.
    Does frightening women make you proud? Or is pride something monsters don't understand?
    (Louis Vittes, and Gene Fowler, Jr.. Marge (Gloria Talbott), I Married a Monster from Outer Space, speaking to the alien who's pretending to be her husband (1958).)
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  • 15.
    We know, and it is our pride to know, that man is by his constitution a religious animal.
    (Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish Protestant political writer. Reflections on the Revolution in France, p. 80, ed. Pocock (1790).)
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  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    Gold is the gift of vanity and common pride, but flowers are the gift of love and friendship.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Phaon, in Sappho, act 2, sc. 5 (1819).)
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  • 18.
    Vanity is the fear of appearing original: it is thus a lack of pride, but not necessarily a lack of originality.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 243, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Daybreak, p. 168, trans. by R.J. Hollingdale, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (1982). Dawn, "Fourth Book," aphorism 365, "Vanity," (1881).)
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  • 19.
    I love the pride whose measure is its own eminence and not the insignificance of someone else.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Libussa, in Libussa, act 2 (1872).)
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  • 20.
    Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. The Dawn, aph. 18 (1881).)
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