Pride Quotes

Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling. Adrienne Rich

Pride is increased by ignorance; those assume the most who know the least. John Gay

When family pride ceases to act, individual selfishness comes into play. Alexis de Tocqueville

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking in less than you need. Kahlil Gibran

We’re mortal – which is to say, we’re ignorant, stupid, and sinful – but those are only handicaps. Our pride is that nevertheless, now and then, we do our best. A few times we succeed. What more dare we ask for? Poul Anderson

Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love. Jose Bergamin

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt. Benjamin Franklin

If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride. G K Chesterton

Arrogance frowns; pride smiles. Mason Cooley

Of the three forms of pride, that is to say pride proper, vanity, and conceit, vanity is by far the most harmless, and conceit by far the most dangerous. The meaning of vanity is to think too much of our bodily advantages, whether real or unreal, over others; while the meaning of conceit is to believe we are cleverer, wiser, grander, and more important than we really are. John Cowper Powys