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52 Pride Quotes

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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In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes. - John Ruskin,

John Ruskin Quotes , Source: True and Beautiful--Morals and Religion--Conception of God (p. 426)

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Why, who cries out on pride That can therein tax any private party? Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea Till that the weary very means do ebb?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: As You Like It (Jaques at II, vii)

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O, this life Is nobler than attending for a check, Richer than doing nothing for a robe, Prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk: Such pain the cap of him that makes him fine Yet keeps his book uncrossed.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Belarius at III, iii)

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He is so plaguy proud that the death-tokens of it Cry 'No recovery.'

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

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He that is proud eats up himself. Pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise.

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

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I have ventured, Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders, This many summers in a sea of glory, But far beyond my depth. My high-blown pride At length broke under me, and now has left me, Weary and old with service, to the mercy Of a rude stream that must for ever hide me.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Wolsey at III, ii)

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O world, how apt the poor are to be proud.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Olivia at III, i)

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Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Joseph Addison Quotes

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Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.

Fulton John Sheen Quotes

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There is a paradox in pride: it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.

Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

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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 Quotes

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The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit of; the last he does not concern himself about.

William Hazlitt Quotes

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And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes

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What is pride? A whizzing rocket that would emulate a star.

William Wordsworth Quotes

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Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes

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Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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Pride is the mask of one's own faults.

Jewish Proverb Quotes

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To be proud and inaccessible is to be timid and weak.

Jean Baptiste Masillon Quotes

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Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.

Fulton J. Sheen Quotes

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One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.

Josh Billings Quotes

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The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.

Voltaire Quotes

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Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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There is this paradox in pride--it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.

Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

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