All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words, Ich bin ein Berliner.
(John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, June 26, 1963, West Berlin, Germany. quoted in Kennedy, pt. 5, ch. 21, Theodore C. Sorenson (1965).
The words recall Cicero: Civis Romanus sum"I am a Roman citizen." (In Verrem, speech 5).)
Our conjectures pass upon us for truths; we will know what we do not know, and often, what we cannot know: so mortifying to our pride is the base suspicion of ignorance.
(Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Dec. 14, 1756, 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. IV, p. 86, London (1774).)
... it is seldom a medical man has true religious viewsthere 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.)
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).)