Pride Sayings and Quotes

Behind every argument lies someone’s ignorance.
Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941)

Once you reach the top, take care as the only way left to go is down.
Darren Bateman

One man may be more cunning than another, but not more cunning than everybody else.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Pride is as loud a beggar as want and a great deal more saucy.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

The devil wipes his breech with poor folks’ pride.
Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

The higher you climb, the heavier you fall.
Vietnamese (on pride)

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

I would always rather be happy than dignified.
Charlotte Bronte

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you
C.S. Lewis

Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.
C.S. Lewis

We are rarely proud when we are alone.

The proud person always wants to do the right thing, the great thing. But because he wants to do it in his own strength, he is fighting not with man, but with God.
Soren Kierkegaard

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
Emily Bronte

God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Holy Bible, James 4:6

Pride is pleasure arising from a man’s thinking too highly of himself.
Baruch Spinoza

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
Carl Jung

Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.
Jesse Jackson

Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
T. S. Eliot

Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity.

Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence.
Johann Kaspar Lavater

Pride is the mask of one’s own faults.

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
John Ruskin

Pride helps us; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurts, not to hurt others.
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.
Andrew Murray

Pride makes us long for a solution to things – a solution, a purpose, a final cause; but the better telescopes become, the more stars appear.
Julian Barnes,Flaubert’s Parrot

The proud wish God would agree with them. They are not interested in changing their opinions to agree with God’s.
Ezra Taft Benson

Pride is the mother of arrogance.
Toba Beta

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.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.
C.S. Lewis quotes

It is more often from ‘pride’ than from ignorance that we are so obstinately opposed to current opinions; we find the first places taken, and we do not want to be the last.
Franois de la Rochefoucauld

There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.
George Eliot

To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail our pride supports us; when we succeed, it betrays us.
Charles Caleb Coltoz

Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Samuel Johnson

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

Pride sullies the noblest character.

In pride, in reasoning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the bless’d abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
Alexander Pope

Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.
Fulton J. Sheen

The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.

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

There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.
John C. Maxwell

Pride is an independent, me-oriented spirit. It makes people arrogant, rude and hard to get along with. When our heart is prideful, we don’t give God the credit and we mistreat people, looking down on them and thinking we deserve what we have.
Joyce Meyer

When you are full of pride on the inside, it makes you stiff, stubborn, and creates strife with others.
John C. Maxwell

I have come to the conclusion that it’s a waste of time to have too much pride in anything. Perhaps it’s good to have a sense of duty, a jealous zeal to protect or improve, but pride ultimately is only that which stands vulnerable to offense and degradation.
Henry Rollins

Pride adversely affects all our relationships – our relationship with God and His servants, between husband and wife, parent and child, employer and employee, teacher and student, and all mankind.
Ezra Taft Benson

He that is proud eats up himself. Pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise.
William Shakespeare (Troilus and Cressida)

A man’s pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance.
Bear Grylls

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
Henry Ward Beecher

Pride deafens us to the advice or warnings of those around us.
John C. Maxwell

Leaders who fail to prune their pride will meet demise. That’s not a guess, it’s a guarantee. With pride, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ we will fall, but ‘when.’ There are no exceptions.
John C. Maxwell

Pride is the chalice into which all human sins are poured: it glitters and jingles and its arabesque lures your gaze, while your lips involuntarily touch the seductive beverage.
Vladimir Odoevsky

Pride must be a summer thing, because it comes before the fall.
Jarod Kintz

One’s self-satisfaction is an untaxed kind of property which it is very unpleasant to find deprecated.
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Your ego decides the humanity in you – higher the ego lesser the humanity….
Adil Adam Memon

In wickedness of pride is lost the light to understand how little grace is earned and how much given.
Robert Hunter

As long as you set yourself up as a little god to which you must be loyal there will be those who will delight to offer affront to your idol.
A.W. Tozer

Essentially, pride is a ‘my will’ rather than ‘thy will’ approach to life.
Ezra Taft Benson

When the serpent breathed the poison of his pride, the desire to be as God, into the hearts of our first parents, that they too fell from their high estate into all the wretchedness in which man is now sunk. In heaven and earth, pride, self-exaltation, is the gate and the birth, and the curse, of hell.
Andrew Murray