Quotations About / On: PRIDE

  • 41.
    There is a pride, a self-love, in human minds that will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women humbler than they ought to be.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1742). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 4. P. 361.)
  • 42.
    He had not the least pride of birth and rank, that common narrow notion of little minds, that wretched mistaken succedaneum of merit.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. Characters of Chesterfield, 1778, repr. Augustan Reprint Society, nos. 259-260, p. 43, University of California, Los Angeles (1990). Character of Lord Scarborough, one of Chesterfield's closest friends.)
  • 43.
    By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.
    (James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. National Gazette (December 19, 1791). W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 14, p. 164, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991). Comparing slavery to colonies.)
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  • 44.
    Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. Letter, July 1, 1748, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. II, p. 22, London (1774).)
  • 45.
    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).)
  • 46.
    If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition (or whatever is their prevailing passion) on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Feb. 8, 1746, repr. in The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, vol. 1, no. 105, ed. Charles Strachey (1901). (First published 1774).)
  • 47.
    I can say with pride that I have spent days and nights not reading anything, and that with unflagging energy I use every moment to acquire gradually an encyclopedic lack of education.
    (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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  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    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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