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Men are sometimes accused of pride merely because their accusers would be proud themselves if they were in their places.

Nature has given us pride to spare us the pain of being conscious of our imperfections.

None have more pride than those who dream that they have none. You may labor against vainglory till you conceive that you are humble, and the fond conceit of your humility will prove to be pride in full bloom.

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

Of all marvellous things, perhaps there is nothing that angels behold with such supreme astonishment as a proud man.

Of all the causes which conspire to blind man's erring judgment, and mislead the mind, what the weak head with strongest bias rules, is pride - that never failing vice of fools.

Oh! Why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a swift-fleeing 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.

Pride and weakness are Siamese twins.

Pride brake the angels in heaven, and spoils all the heads we find cracked here.

Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.

Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold. See quote detail

Pride counterbalances all our miseries, for it either hides them, or, if it discloses them, boasts of that disclosure. Pride has such a thorough possession of us, even in the midst of our miseries and faults, that we are prepared to sacrifice life with joy, if it may but be talked of.

Pride either finds a desert or makes one; submission cannot tame its ferocity, nor satiety fill its voracity, and it requires very costly food - its keeper's happiness.

Pride fills the world with harshness and severity; we are rigorous to offences as if we had never offended.

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

Pride had rather go out of the way than go behind.

Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself.

Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but it is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.

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

Pride is never more offensive than when it condescends to be civil; whereas vanity, whenever it forgets itself, naturally assumes good humor.


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