Pride Quotes

Lionel Suggs

I do not wish to travel around the world. I already have the world trying to travel around me.

Idowu Koyenikan

Your pride for your country should not come after your country becomes great; your country becomes great because of your pride in it.

Charlotte Brontë

I would always rather be happy than dignified.. Charlotte Brontë
I would always rather be happy than dignified.

Chögyam Trungpa

We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.

Leo Tolstoy

Vronsky saw nothing and no one. He felt himself as a king, not because she had
Vronsky saw nothing and no one. He felt himself as a king, not because she had made an impression on Anna-he did not yet believe that-but because the impression she had made on him gave him happiness and pride.

Stephen King

I am, when you stop to think of it, a member of a fairly select group: the final handful of American novelists who learned to read and write before they learned to eat a daily helping of video bullshit.

Jorge Luis Borges

Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read.

Diego Rivera

Looking back upon my work today, I think the best I have done grew out of things deeply felt, the worst from a pride in mere talent.

Amit Kalantri

My words are not the inspiration, I am the inspiration.

Amit Kalantri

I chase goals, not girls.

Amit Kalantri

I take my actions because of my passion not because of compulsion.

Elizabeth Gaskell

Dixon was not unconscious of this awed reverence which was given to her; nor did she dislike it; it flattered her as much as Louis the Fourteenth was flattered by his courtiers shading their eyes from the dazzling light of his presence.

Aniekee Tochukwu

What matters is your convictions.

Jeff Hobbs

But words mattered, more so in Newark than many other places. In a world where income and possessions were limited, words represented dignity, pride, self-worth.

Jinnul Jr.

be careful with words you utter you might not swallow your own words, but you might bite your tongue as well..

Carl Sandburg

Look out how you use proud words.
When you let proud words go, it is not easy to call them back.
They wear long boots, hard boots; they walk off proud; they can’t hear you calling -
Look out how you use proud words.

Unarine Ramaru

Pride grants you a happily never after.

Lauren Willig

Such kindness wasn't a gift but a goad, scraping against one's skin like a yoke of thorns. She would have preferred him stiff, defensive, even offensive.

E.A. Bucchianeri

... a man doesn't like to have his ego popped, especially when he prides himself on his sagacity, and then to be proved wrong by a man who claims he doesn't know anything.

Craig Ferguson

I found out it is just as hard to make a movie that you are not proud of as it is to make one you love.

Ayn Rand

The only pride of her workday was not that it had been lived, but that it had been survived. It was wrong, she thought, it was viciously wrong that one should ever be forced to say that about any hour of one's life.

Michael Bassey Johnson

You'll make bundle of blunders if you consider yourself too clever to look at anothers work.

Anthony Liccione

We are all actors, set on the stage of the world, as the curtains open we
We are all actors, set on the stage of the world, as the curtains open we put on our best performance to this audience of life.

John Ruskin

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

Kahlil Gibran

Thus with my lips have I denounced you, while my heart, bleeding within me, called you tender names.

It was love lashed by its own self that spoke. It was pride half slain that fluttered in the dust. It was my hunger for your love that raged from the housetop, while my own love, kneeling in silence, prayed your forgiveness.

Will Rogers

Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.

Michel De Montaigne

I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.

St. Vincent De Paul

Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.

G.K. Chesterton

He has come to the most dreadful conclusion a literary man can come to, the conclusion that the ordinary view is the right one. It is only the last and wildest kind of courage that can stand on a tower before ten thousand people and tell them that twice two is four.

Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

Its like people care more abput their pride than about what's correct, about the truth.

Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

It's like people care more about their pride than about what's correct, about the truth.

William Knox

Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught of a breath,
From the blossom of health to the paleness of death,
From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud-
Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?

Amit Ray

If you are driven by fear, anger or pride nature will force you to compete. If you are guided by courage, awareness, tranquility and peace nature will serve you.

Michael Bassey Johnson

A person is wise if he listens to millions of advice and doesn't implement any of it.

Megan Webster

Seek out your superiors and learn from them. Do not hide nor shy away from them for the sake of your pride for true pride is perceived, not in perceived skill, but in improvement.

Umair Haque

Confidence is this: Wearing your triumphs with humility, and wearing your scars with pride. Many of us do precisely the opposite.

Wayne Gerard Trotman

Beware pride; it would have us seek revenge from those most deserving of our pity.

Alexandre Dumas

I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.

Charlotte Brontë

I see you and St. John have been quarrelling, Jane,' said Diana, 'during your walk on the moor. But go after him; he is now lingering in the passage expecting you - he will make it up.'

I have not much pride under such circumstances: I would always rather be happy than dignified; and I ran after him - he stood at the foot of the stairs.

Robert Moment

How to be happy starts with self love, being proud of who you are and making happiness a daily choice.

Dee Remy

I felt the same way the world felt about Kurtis; It revolved around him.

Tana French

My father told me once that the most important thing every man should know is what he would die for.


Let him submit to me! Only the god of death is so relentless, Death submits to no one - so mortals hate him most of all the gods. Let him bow down to me! I am the greater king, I am the elder-born, I claim - the greater man.

Soren Kierkegaard

The proud person always wants to do the right thing, the great thing. But because he wants to do it in his own strength, he is fighting not with man, but with God.

Orhan Pamuk

There's a lot of pride involved in my refusal to believe in god.

Douglas Wilson

Wealth is a gift from God, and pride is bequeathed to us from the devil.

Ben Willoughby

The real question is why you still believe in that invisible god when a true one stands before you?

Louis MacNeice

Let us thank God for valour in abstraction
For those who go their own way, will not kiss
The arse of law and order nor compound
For physical comfort at the price of pride

David Levithan

My pride shut me up, my hurt shut me down, and together they ganged up on my hope and let her get away.

Jonathan Anthony Burkett

I can only be me not thee, as far as the eyes can see!


If I weren’t too proud, I’d boast of my exaggerated opinion of myself.

Roger Zelazny

I watched the spinning stars, grateful, sad and proud, as only a man who has outlived his destiny and realizes he might yet forge himself another, can be.

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus

There is no one who would not rather appear to know than to be taught.

Walter Lippmann

There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride. They have yielded to the perennial temptation.

Francis S. Collins

There were long stretches of DNA in between genes that didn't seem to be doing very much; some even referred to these as "junk DNA," though a certain amount of hubris was required for anyone to call any part of the genome "junk," given our level of ignorance.

John C. Wright

The pride of young men requires that they seem wise, despite their inexperience, and the only way to appear all-knowing without going to the tedium of acquiring knowledge, is to hold all knowledge in weary-seeming contempt.

Augustine Of Hippo

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

Louie Giglio

But to mean it when I say that I want my life to count for His glory is to drive a stake through the heart of self - a painful and determined dying to me that must be a part of every day I live.

Christopher Hitchens

I have been called arrogant myself in my time, and hope to earn the title again, but to claim that I am privy to the secrets of the universe and its creator - that's beyond my conceit.

W. Somerset Maugham

No egoism is so insufferable as the Christian with regard to his soul.

John Piper

O, how easy it is to do religious things if other people are watching! Preaching, praying, attending church, reading the bible, acts of kindness and charity-they all take on a certain pleasantness of the ego if we know that others will find out about them and think well of us. It is a deadly addiction for esteem that we have.

C.S. Lewis

A Pagan is a man eminently convertible to Christianity. The post-Christian man differs from him as much as a divorcee differs from a virgin.

Thea Harris

It is a sad thing to become so blinded and deafened by pride that you are no longer concerned about whether or not God is pleased with your actions.

Richie Norton

You don't feel like your best self when you fall apart, but you have to fall apart to become your best self.

Dale Carnegie

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.

Joseph J. Ellis

Because he could not afford to fail, he could not afford to trust.

Aniekee Tochukwu

Mistake is an event not a person

Richard Kadrey

They can talk shit about each other behind the others' backs, but when it comes down to it, money is the one true race and everyone down here is the color of greenbacks and as tall as mountains.

Amit Kalantri

You have given intelligence to find one solution, and imagination to find ten.

Amit Kalantri

A scientist is proud of his intelligence, an artist is proud of his imagination.

Lisa Bedrick

Prayer can be a tricky thing, because there are passages that say do not doubt and believe you have received whatever you ask for and you will, but then Jesus prayed 'Not my will by thy will be done.'  Ultimately, we can't tell God what to do.  He will accomplish, in our lives, whatever He wants to accomplish.  God is God and we are not. 

Jason Versey

Christianity, true Christianity, is experienced when we crucify the anger, pride, vanity and lust that dwells within ourselves and consciously replace it with the sacrificial love, humility, modesty and chasteness of the One who so many profess to believe in and follow. -Jason Neville Versey

Charles Colton

When we fail, our pride supports us, and when we succeed it betrays us.

Raheel Farooq

Consider an achievement accidental if it is not coupled with modesty. Because if the achiever had endeavoured for it, it would certainly have killed their pride.

Wayne Gerard Trotman

Modesty isn’t always a virtue; it can be a hindrance; a careful measure of personal pride builds confidence and ensures success.

Michael Bassey Johnson

The game never changes, you must be in the secret before you are shown to the public.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Don't be carried away by beauty, for the faeces also stays in the rectum of ravishing faces, and their private life is not beautiful as their public life...fear beauty!

Garth Nix

Fear and realisation of ignorance, strong medicines against stupid pride.

Victoria Aveyard

They don't know the meaning of danger or fear or pain. It's only their pride that can be truly hurt.

Christmas Humphreys

We will not read of that which hurts our pride or fears or 'feelings'. We forget, or gloss over, or excuse, an experience which injured the tentacles of our personality. We forget the pscyhiatrist's definition of a neurosis as 'refused pain'. In the same way we escape from mental pain. We refuse to believe what we do not like.

A.J. Darkholme

Sometimes to submit is to know you have a life worth living for a higher purpose, worth seeing through.

Donna Goddard

Fear cannot capture us, criticism cannot harm us, and pride cannot make us fall.

Rachael Wade

It was amazing the things you could bring yourself to do when you felt insecure, when you were out to protect your heart. You could deny it what it wants most, just for the sake of saving your pride or dodging another bullet.

Richie Norton

Don't allow life to pass you by because you are afraid of [looking] stupid.

Richie Norton

Imagine what your life would be like if you were completely uninhibited by fear, pride, or procrastination. What would you be capable of? Anything.

Bill Maher

But what is it that drives haters crazy with rage? Many times, it's being ignored. To a person with pride, being ignored is often worse than out-and-out hate; it's that much more of an insult, that you're not even worth noticing.

Edith Hamilton

Euripides "questioned everything. He was a misanthrope who preferred books to men.

Nike Thaddeus

Perfection isn't necessarily found only in publicly accepted trends. Perfection is found in self.

Michael Bassey Johnson

People want to see that other people are interested in you before they become interested in you, unfortunately, they come after you when you're no longer interested in them.

Kellie Elmore

Social media has infected the world with a sickening virus called vanity.

Francis De Sales

If, when stung by slander or ill-nature, we wax proud and swell with anger, it is a proof that our gentleness and humility are unreal, and mere artificial show.

Alisa Hope Wagner

Pride becomes the blanket transgression that conceals the rest of our sins, allowing us to remain blind to them.

Charles Williams

It may be a movement towards becoming like little children to admit that we are generally nothing else.

Yevgeny Zamyatin

In the ancient world, this was understood by the Christians, our only (if very imperfect) predecessors: Humility is a virtue, pride a vice; We comes from God, I from the Devil.

Daniel J. Rice

This was going to be difficult, because he enjoyed women, but all the ones he has known seemed to be sent as secret assassins on a mission to destroy his pride and ability.

Roberto Hogue

If you love sex, let it be known. You don’t have to walk around downtown naked or have some flyers printed up, but definitely don’t be shy about your love (or obsession) for sex.

Annie Dillard

Their song reminds me of a child’s neighborhood rallying cry - ee-ock-ee - with a heartfelt warble at the end. But it is their call that is especially endearing. The towhee has the brass and grace to call, simply and clearly, "tweet". I know of no other bird that stoops to literal tweeting.

Abbi Glines

He may have stolen my heart or had he taken my soul? I couldn’t be sure but I refused to let him have my pride too.

Michael Bassey Johnson

The best thing you can ever have is peace of mind, it is a basking fire to keep a cold heart in warmth, and a fortified confidence to be proud of.

Michael Bassey Johnson

The enemy stays in the hearts of friends. Watch what your friends know about you and watch what you tell your friends, remember, egoism breeds jealousy and ends a relationship in discord.

Angelica Hopes

A true generous heart can never revolve majorly with monetary skills nor business acumen nor cunning mind.

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