Quotations About / On: PRIDE

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    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).)
  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    ... it is seldom a medical man has true religious views—there is too much pride of intellect.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 31 (1871-1872). The novel's character named Mrs. Bulstrode is warning her beautiful niece, Rosamond Vincy, about the likely impiety of the latter's prospective fiance, Dr. Lydgate.)
  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Prometheus Bound, l. 1034.)
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  • 30.
    Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
    (Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Mary Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, ch. 5 (1813).)
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