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Pride is not the heritage of man; humility should dwell with frailty, and atone for ignorance, error, and imperfection.

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

Pride is the ape of charity, in show not much unlike, but somewhat fuller of action. They are two parallels, never but asunder; charity feeds the poor, so does pride; charity builds an hospital, so does pride. In this they differ: charity gives her glory to God; pride takes her glory from man.

Pride is the common forerunner of a fall. It was the devil's sin, and the devil's ruin; and has been, ever since, the devil's stratagem, who, like an expert wrestler, usually gives a man a lift before he gives him a throw.

Pride is the direct appreciation of oneself.

Pride is the mask of one's own faults.

Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies.

Pride may be allowed to this or that degree, else a man cannot keep up dignity. In gluttony there must be eating, in drunkenness there must be drinking; 'tis not the eating, and 'tis not the drinking that must be blamed, but the excess. So in pride.

Pride often defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence, into contempt.

Pride ruined the angels.

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.

Pride the first peer and president of hell.

Pride thrust Nebuchadnezzar out of men's society, Saul out of his kingdom, Adam out of paradise, Haman out of court, and Lucifer out of heaven.

Pride, as it is compounded of the vanity and ill nature that dispose men to admire themselves, and contemn other men, retains its vigor longer than any other vice, and rarely expires but with life itself. Without the sovereign influence of God's grace, men very rarely put off all the trappings of their pride till they who are about them put on their winding-sheet.

Pride, in some particular disguise or other--often a secret to be proud himself--is the most ordinary spring of action among men.

Pride, like ambition, is sometimes virtuous and sometimes vicious, according to the character in which it is found, and the object to which it is directed. As a principle, it is the parent of almost every virtue and every vice - everything that pleases and displeases in mankind; and as the effects are so very different, nothing is more easy than to discover, even to ourselves, whether the pride that produces them is virtuous or vicious: the first object of virtuous pride is rectitude, and the next independence.

Pride, like laudanum and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large, quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others.

Pride, like the magnet, constantly points to one object, self; but unlike the magnet, it has no attractive pole, but at all points repels.

Pride, perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.

Pride, the most dangerous of all faults, proceeds from want of sense, or want of thought.


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