PRIDE QUOTES

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Remember that pride is the worst viper that is in the heart, the greatest disturber of the soul's peace and sweet communion with Christ; it was the first sin that ever was, and lies lowest in the foundation of Satan's whole building, and is the most difficultly rooted out, and is the most hidden, secret and deceitful of all lusts, and often creeps in, insensibly, into the midst of religion and sometimes under the disguise of humility.

JONATHAN EDWARDS, "To Deborah Hatheway", Letters and Personal Writings

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

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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The walls of pride are high and wide
Can't see over to the other side

BOB DYLAN, "Cold Irons Bound", Time Out of Mind

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Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.

EMILY BRONTË, Wuthering Heights

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Every cock is proud on his own dunghill.

JOHN HEYWOOD, Proverbs

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Pride erects a little kingdom of its own, and acts as sovereign in it.

WILLIAM HAZLITT, Characteristics

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Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.

C. S. LEWIS, Mere Christianity

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The starting-point of all sin is pride and the starting point of human pride is rebellion against God.

APOCRYPHA, Sirach 10:12

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

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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Pride is a cold, stormy, barren mountain.

JOHN THORNTON, Maxims and Directions for Youth

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Deep is the sea, and deep is hell, but Pride mineth deeper;
It is coiled as a poisonous worm about the foundations of the soul.

MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, Proverbial Philosophy

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

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Life Thoughts

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In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as Pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself. You will see it perhaps often in this History. For even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my Humility.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Autobiography

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If you see any thing in yourself which may make you proud, look a little further, and you will find enough to make you humble.

WELLINS CALCOTT, Thoughts Moral and Divine

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Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.

JANE AUSTEN, Pride and Prejudice

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The pride of the body is a barrier against the gifts that purify the soul.

GEORGE ELIOT, Romola

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Pride is less ashamed of being ignorant, than of being instructed, and she looks too high to find that, which very often lies beneath her.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

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To the proud the slightest repulse or disappointment is the last indignity.

WILLIAM HAZLITT, Characteristics

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Pride is often the chief cause of our reproving others faults, that we may be thereby judged not guilty of the like errors.

WELLINS CALCOTT, Thoughts Moral and Divine

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My pride fell with my fortunes.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, As You Like It

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