Quotations About / On:
Many see virtue at own mediocrity and take pride in sending excellence to the guillotine.
(Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, lives in Bhubaneswar, India. A former civil servant, he is a social activist and a columnist.)
Public offices are supposed to be free from pride and prejudice.
(Prasanna Mishra (Born 1942- India- former Civil Servant; Social Activist.))
IF YOU WANT TO SUCCEED, SUCCEED WITH PRIDE & COURAGE.
(SOME ONE IS ALWAYS VERY AMBITIOUS BUT SUCCEEDS WITH FEAR, BUT IT RESULTS IN LACK OF SUCCESS.)
'Shyness is often mistaken for pride; paying same price'.
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.)
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).)
Pride sings and dances; humility sighs.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
Arrogance frowns; pride smiles.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
Many a peacock hides his peacock tail from all eyesand 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).)
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).)