Quotes About Pride

Quotes tagged as "pride" (showing 121-150 of 1,287)
C.S. Lewis
“Your patient has become humble; have you drawn his attention to the fact? All virtues are less formidable to us once the man is aware that he has them, but this is specially true of humility.”
C.S. Lewis, Screwtape Letters

Orhan Pamuk
“There's a lot of pride involved in my refusal to believe in god.”
Orhan Pamuk, Snow

Friedrich Nietzsche
“One sticks to an opinion because he prides himself on having come to it on his own, and another because he has taken great pains to learn it and is proud to have grasped it: and so both do so out of vanity.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.”
Hubert H. Humphrey

Marcus Garvey
“I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.”
Marcus Garvey

Abigail Tarttelin
“It takes strength to be proud of yourself and to accept yourself when you know that you have something out of the ordinary about you.”
Abigail Tarttelin, Golden Boy

Toba Beta
“Pride is the mother of arrogance.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Criss Jami
“The truth exposes some people so deeply, their last defense is to front a carefree insanity.”
Criss Jami, Healology

George Eliot
“Pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Thomas Jefferson
“Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.”
Thomas Jefferson

François de La Rochefoucauld
“He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken.”
François de La Rochefoucauld

John Chrysostom
“I do not know whether anyone has ever succeeded in not enjoying praise. And, if he enjoys it, he naturally wants to receive it. And if he wants to receive it, he cannot help but being distraught at losing it. Those who are in love with applause have their spirits starved not only when they are blamed off-hand, but even when they fail to be constantly praised.”
John Chrysostom

A.W. Tozer
“The heart of the world is breaking under this load of pride and pretense. There is no release from our burden apart from the meekness of Christ.”
A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

William Shakespeare
“He that is proud eats up himself: pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle.”
William Shakespeare

Stephen King
“He understood well enough how a man with a choice between pride and responsibility will almost always choose pride--if responsibility robs him of his manhood.”
Stephen King, The Running Man

Victoria Aveyard
“They don't know the meaning of danger or fear or pain. It's only their pride that can be truly hurt.”
Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

Criss Jami
“During the flames of controversy, opinions, mass disputes, conflict, and world news, sometimes the most precious, refreshing, peaceful words to hear amidst all the chaos are simply and humbly 'I don't know.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Mary Ann Shaffer
“Friends, show me a man who hates himself, and I'll show you a man who hates his neighbors more! He'd have to--you'd not grant anyone else something you can't have for yourself--no love, no kindness, no respect!”
Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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John Piper
“Relativism poses as humble by saying: “We are not smart enough to know what the truth is—or if there is any universal truth.” It sounds humble. But look carefully at what is happening. It’s like a servant saying: I am not smart enough to know which person here is my master—or if I even have a master. The result is that I don’t have a master and I can be my own master. That is in reality what happens to relativists: In claiming to be too lowly to know the truth, they exalt themselves as supreme arbiter of what they can think and do. This is not humility. This is the essence of pride.”
John Piper, Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

Patrick Rothfuss
“Pride is always a better lever against the nobility than reason.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

George Eliot
“How can one ever do anything nobly Christian, living among people with such petty thoughts?”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Holly Black
“I thought of how proud he was when he took the marks- cutting the skin of his throat in a long slash and then packing it with ashes until keloid scars rose up.
He called it his second smile.”
Holly Black, Red Glove

Criss Jami
“Just as some people may conceal their own sinfulness thus seeming better than the norm, others expose their own sinfulness thus seeming worse than the norm.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Someone once asked me how I hold my head up so high after all I have been through. I said it's because no matter what, I am a survivor NOT a victim.”
Patricia Buckley

Criss Jami
“Think outside the box? Indeed. But to add balance to that, one should not in the process forget what the inside of the box looks like as well. Those who are best at thinking outside the box do it not to puff themselves up, but to see how small they really are. As a contented fish in its fish tank appears to have a small, boring existence to us, imagine a larger, more perceptive kingdom (even by scientific taxonomy) to whom our contented existences may appear to be small and boring. This is where true creativity and massive perceptive abilities spawn a sense of intellectual humility; the kind which God adores.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Hope Mirrlees
“Pride and resentment are not indigenous to the human heart; and perhaps it is due to the gardener's innate love of the exotic that we take such pains to make them thrive.”
Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist

Honoré de Balzac
“He hesitated till the last moment, but finally dropped them in the box, saying, "I shall win!"--the cry of a gambler, the cry of the great general, the compulsive cry that has ruined more men than it has ever saved.”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

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.”
Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

Criss Jami
“My belief is that, morally, God and Satan are vaguely on the same page. According to the common understanding of Satan's origins, holiness must be in his blood: but a corrupted formula. The vital difference is that God is willing to offer grace for our sins; he delights in grace. God is the one and only holy and just punisher of sin, yes, but that is partly so because punishment for the sake of punishment is not something he loves. Whereas Satan, as the accuser, and as it is written, actually seeks God's permission to punish; he, being a seasoned legalist, delights in finding wrongs and will defy his own morality just to expose immorality. This is why both the anti-religious soul and the violently religious soul are, whether consciously or unconsciously, and sadly enough, glorifying their biggest hater: Satan is not only a lawless lover of punishing lawlessness, but also the greatest theologian of us all. He loves wickedness, but only because he loves punishing wickedness.”
Criss Jami, Healology

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