Quotations About / On: PRIDE

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may think them considerable enough to be the envy and the mark of fortune.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 51 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    When we retreat to the country, we are hiding not from people, but from our pride, which, in the city and among people, operates unfairly and immoderately.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, March 17, 1892, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 5, p. 25, "Nauka" (1976).)
  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    We have paid for nothing more dearly than for the little bit of human reason and the sense of freedom that currently constitutes our pride.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. , pp. 31-32, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Dawn, "First Book," aphorism 18 (1881).)
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  • 40.
    The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick, or a self-destroying or ever murderous obsession.
    (Iris Murdoch (b. 1919), British novelist, philosopher. "The Events in Our Town," The Philosopher's Pupil (1983).)
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