Saturday, 25 May 2013

Pride - Quotes

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

A man’s spirit is free, but his pride binds him with chains of suffocation in a prison of his own insecurities. - Jeremy Aldana

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

A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. - Henry Ward Beecher

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. - Margaret Thatcher

If you see anything in yourself which may make you proud, look a little further, and you will find enough to make you humble. - Wellins Calcott

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

It’s a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so. - Georges Bernanos

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

It is reported of the peacock that priding himself in his gay feathers he ruffles them up; but spying his black feet he soon lets fall his plumes. So he that glories in his gifts and adornings should look upon his corruptions, and that will damp his high thoughts. - Anne Bradstreet

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

Let pride go afore, shame will follow after. - George Chapman

Live according to the ethics of excellence, and you can always stand proud. Pride – not vanity, but dignity and self-respect – should carry a lot of weight in helping you make decisions. Let pride help you decide. - Price Pritchett

No one enjoys feeling weak, whether it is emotionally, spiritually or physically. There is something within the human spirit that wants to resist the thought of weakness. Many times this is nothing more than our human pride at work. Just as weakness carries a great potential for strength, pride carries an equally great potential for defeat. - Charles Stanley

Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man’s erring judgment, and misguide the mind; What the weak head with strongest bias rules, is pride, the never-failing vice of fools. - Alexander Pope

One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs. - Josh Billings

Pride ... is sometimes virtuous and sometimes vicious, according to the character in which it is found, and the object to which it is directed. - Fluke Greville

Pride comes from not knowing yourself and the world. The older you grow, and the more you see, the less reason you will find for being proud. Ignorance and inexperience are the pedestal of pride; once the pedestal is removed – pride will soon come down. - J.C. Ryle

Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold. - Thomas Jeffeson

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

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

Pride is tasteless, colorless, and sizeless. Yet it is the hardest thing to swallow. - August B. Black

Pride sullies the noblest character. - Claudius

Though pride is not a virtue, it is the parent of many virtues. - M. C. Collins

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