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PRIDE
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[ Also see Arrogance Boasting Conceit Contempt Dignity Egotism Humility Meekness Ostentation Presumption Self-conceit Self-love Self-praise Self-respect Selfishness Shame Snobs Vanity ]

A proud woman who has learned to submit carries all her pride to the reinforcement of her submission, and looks down with severe superiority on all feminine assumption as unbecoming.
      - George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross)

Pride eradicates all vices but itself.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pride is handsome, economical; pride eradicates so many vices, letting none subsist but itself, that it seems as if it were a great gain to exchange vanity for pride.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

As Plato entertained some friends in a room where there was a couch richly ornamented, Diogenes came in very dirty, as usual, and getting upon the couch, and trampling on it, said, "I trample upon the pride of Plato." Plato mildly answered, "But with greater pride, Diogenes!"
      - Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus

In reality, there is perhaps no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, stifle it, mortify it as much as you please, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself.
      - Benjamin Franklin

Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.
      - Benjamin Franklin

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.
      - Benjamin Franklin

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
      - Benjamin Franklin

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

To lordlings proud I tune my lay,
  Who feast in bower or hall;
    Though dukes they be, to dukes I say,
      That pride will have a fall.
      - John Gay

Vanity and pride sustain so close an alliance as to be often mistaken for each other.
      - Rt. Hon. William Ewart Gladstone

Too rigid scruples are concealed pride.
  [Ger., Zu strenge Ford'rung ist verborgner Stolz.]
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
        Iphigenia auf Tauris (IV, 4, 120)

All that the wisdom of the proud can teach is to be stubborn or sullen under misfortune.
      - Oliver Goldsmith

As in some Irish houses, where things are so-so,
  One gammon of bacon hangs up for a show;
    But, for eating a rasher of what they take pride in,
      They'd as soon think of eating the pan it is fried in.
      - Oliver Goldsmith

Pride in their port, defiance in their eye,
  I see the lords of humankind pass by.
      - Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller (l. 327)

A proud man never shows his pride so much as when he is civil.
      - Sir Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, Lord Brooke

Pride goes hated, cursed and abominated by all.
      - Henry Hammond

Pride is founded not on the sense of happiness, but on the sense of power.
      - William Hazlitt (1)

The truly proud man knows neither superiors nor inferiors. The first he does not admit of: the last he does not concern himself about.
      - William Hazlitt (1)

There is no pride on earth like the pride of intellect and science.
      - Roswell Dwight Hitchcock

The sordid meal of the Cynics contributed neither to their tranquillity nor to their modesty. Pride went with Diogenes into his tub; and there he had the presumption to command Alexander the haughtiest of all men.
      - Henry Home, Lord Kames

Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature")

Nothing is more short-lived than pride.
      - Ben Jonson

Haughty people seem to me to have, like the dwarfs, the stature of a child and the face of a man.
      - Joseph Joubert


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