Quotations About / On:
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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.')
Pride is recognizing that all that we are, and all that we own and acquire are ours and for us alone, secured by our own efforts and power.
(just reflecting on the polarity between human pride and humility.)
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).)
I have such an intense pride of sex that the triumphs of women in art, literature, oratory, science, or song rouse my enthusiasm as nothing else can.
(Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. suffragist, author, and social reformer. Eighty Years and More (1815-1897), ch. 17 (1898).)
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).)