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Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, serves also to moderate it.

The devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility.

The disesteem and contempt of others is inseparable from pride. It is hardly possible to overvalue ourselves but by undervaluing our neighbors.

The infinitely little have pride infinitely great.

The mind of a proud man is like a mushroom, which starts up in a night: his business is first to forget himself, and then his friends.

The proud are ever most provoked by pride.

The proud hate pride - in others.

The seat of pride is in the heart, and only there; and if it be not there, it is neither in the look, nor in the clothes.

The sun will set without thy assistance.

The truly proud man is satisfied with his own good opinion, and does not seek to make converts to it.

There are proud men of so much delicacy that it almost conceals their pride, and perfectly excuses it.

There is a certain noble pride, through which merits shine brighter than through modesty.

There is a certain noble pride, through which merits shine brighter than through modesty.

There is a diabolical trio existing in the natural man, implacable, inextinguishable, cooperative and consentaneous, pride, envy, and hate; pride that makes us fancy we deserve all the goods that others possess; envy that some should be admired while we are overlooked; and hate, because all that is bestowed on others, diminishes the sum we think due to ourselves.

There is a paradox in pride: it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.

There is no one passion which all mankind so naturally give in to as pride, nor any other passion which appears in such different disguises. It is to be found in all habits and all complexions. Is it not a question whether it does more harm or good in the world, and if there be not such a thing as what we may call a virtuous and laudable pride?

There is this paradox in pride - it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.

They are proud in humility, proud in that they are not proud.

This life will not admit of equality; but surely that man who thinks he derives consequence and respect from keeping others at a distance, is as base-minded as the coward who shuns the enemy from the fear of an attack.

Though Diogenes lived in a tub, there might have been, for aught I know, as much pride under his rags, as in the fine-spun garments of the divine Plato.


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