Quotations About / On: PRIDE

  • 41.
    Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. The Old Curiosity Shop, ch. 12, p. 93 (1841).)
  • 42.
    Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. The Old Curiosity Shop, ch. 12, p. 93 (1841).)
  • 43.
    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).)
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  • 44.
    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).)
  • 45.
    ... 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.)
  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    The Democratic Party is like a mule. It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity.
    (Ignatius Donnelly (1831-1901), U.S. author, politician. speech, Sept. 13, 1860, Minnesota State Legislature. Quoted in Dictionary of Political Quotations, ed. Robert Stewart (1984).)
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  • 48.
    The hat is the pride of man; for he who cannot keep his hat on before kings and emperors is no free man.
    (Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, historian. Kellermeister, in Piccolomini, act 4, sc. 5, trans. by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.)
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  • 49.
    Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.
    (Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Anglo-Irish satirist. "A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms," pt. 4, ch. 5, Gulliver's Travels (1726).)
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  • 50.
    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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