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52 Pride Quotes

Pride (of all others the most dang'rous fault) Proceeds from want of sense, or want of thought.

Wentworth Dillon, Earl of Roscomon Quotes , Source: Essay on Translated Verse (l. 161)

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In pride, in reas'ning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the bless'd abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Man (ep. I, l. 124)

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I do not hate a proud man, as I do hate the engendering of toads.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Ajax at II, iii)

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She bears a duke's revenues on her back, And in her heart she scorns our poverty.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part II (Margaret, Queen to King Henry at I, iii)

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Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours.

Cesar Chavez Quotes

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It may do good; pride hath no other glass To show itself but pride, for supple knees Feed arrogance and are the proud man's fees.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The History of Troilus and Cressida (Ulysses at III, iii)

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Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.

C. S. Lewis Quotes

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Let pride go afore, shame will follow after.

George Chapman Quotes , Source: Eastward Ho!

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Thus unlamented pass the proud away, The gaze of fools and pageant of a day; So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glow For others' good, or melt at others' woe.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Memory of an Unfortunate Lady (l. 4)

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Be yourself, don't take anyone's shit, and never let them take you alive.

Gerard Way Quotes

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It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.

Stacey Charter Quotes

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A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Walter Winchell Quotes

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A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.

C.S. Lewis Quotes

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A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

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As proud as Lucifer.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus (sc. A Country Town)

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Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XVI, v. 18)

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Ay, do despise me, I'm the prouder for it; I like to be despised.

Isaac Bickerstaff Quotes , Source: The Hypocrite (act V, sc. 1)

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They are proud in humility, proud in that they are not proud.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sec. II, memb. 3, subsect. 14)

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Though pride is not a virtue, it is the parent of many virtues.

George Chapman Quotes , Source: Eastward Ho!

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Lord of human kind.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Spanish Friar (act II, sc. 1)

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Too rigid scruples are concealed pride. [Ger., Zu strenge Ford'rung ist verborgner Stolz.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Iphigenia auf Tauris (IV, 4, 120)

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Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of humankind pass by.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Traveller (l. 327)

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Oh! Why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, Man passes from life to his rest in the grave.

William Knox Quotes , Source: Mortality, Lincoln's favorite hymn

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What the weak head with strongest bias rules, Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 203)

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Is this that haughty, gallant, gay Lothario?

Nicholas Rowe Quotes , Source: The Fair Penitent (act V, sc. 1, l. 37), taken from Massinger's "Fatal Dowry"

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