113+ Famous Pride Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Aristotle described pride as the “crown of the virtues”. It’s after all an emotion that you respect yourself and deserve to be respected by others. So, it can help us feel dignified and aware of our self-worth. But then there’s a not-so-healthy conceit that you believe you are more important than other people. Best pride quotes will enrich your perspective and make you grow as a person.

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Best Pride Quotes

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

Wealth is a gift from God, and pride is bequeathed to us from the devil. ― Douglas Wilson

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

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

All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride. ― Sophocles

All your life, other people will try to take your accomplishments away from you. Don’t you take it away from yourself. ― Michael Crichton

As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you. ― C.S. Lewis

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

Behind every argument lies someone’s ignorance. ― Louis D. Brandeis

Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit. ― Shannon L. Alder

Curiosity is only vanity. We usually only want to know something so that we can talk about it. ― Blaise Pascal

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. ― Ann Landers

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

Every gay and lesbian person who has been lucky enough to survive the turmoil of growing up is a survivor. Survivors always have an obligation to those who will face the same challenges. ― Bob Paris

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. ― Shannon L. Alder

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

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. ― Khalil Gibran

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

Hair is gray and the firers are burning. So many dreams on the shelf. You say I wanted you to be proud of me. I always wanted that myself. ― Tori Amos

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

He understood well enough how a man with a choice between pride and responsibility will almost always choose pride, if responsibility robs him of his manhood. ― Stephen King

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

Humility and pride will forever battle whenever or wherever love is concerned ― Jeremy Aldana

Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying. ― St. Vincent de Paul

I am a strong, black, lesbian woman. Every single time I say it, I feel so much better. ― Brittney Griner

I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride. ― Alexandre Dumas

I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine. ― Jane Austen

I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself. ― Michel de Montaigne

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

I think being gay is a blessing, and it’s something I am thankful for every single day. ― Anderson Cooper

I want to do the right thing and not hide anymore. I want to march for tolerance, acceptance, and understanding. I want to take a stand and say, Me, too. — Jason Collins

I was not ladylike, nor was I manly. I was something else altogether. There were so many different ways to be beautiful. ― Michael Cunningham

I would always rather be happy than dignified. ― Charlotte Bronte

If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door. ― Harvey Milk

Ignorance and power and pride are a deadly mixture, you know. ― Robert Fulgh

I’m so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that. ― John Green

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

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

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

It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride. ― John Ruskin

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. ― François de la Rochefoucauld

I’ve been embraced by a new community. That’s what happens when you’re finally honest about who you are; you find others like you. ― Chaz Bono

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

Learning to live on less pride has been a great investment in my future. ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Leave your pride, ego, and narcissism somewhere else. Reactions from those parts of you will reinforce your children’s most primitive fears. ― Henry Cloud

Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I’d rather boast about the ones I’ve read. ― Jorge Luis Borges

Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it. ― Criss Jami

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

My rule of thumb for hitchhiking is: stick it up straight and proud and make if visible to all drivers. ― Jarod Kintz

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

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

One sticks to an opinion because he prides himself on having come to it on his own, and another because he has taken great pains to learn it and is proud to have grasped it: and so both do so out of vanity. ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Only by speaking out can we create lasting change. And that change begins with coming out. ― DaShanne Stokes

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

Pride and curiosity are the two scourges of our souls. The latter prompts us to poke our noses into everything, and the former forbids us to leave anything unresolved and undecided. ― Michel de Montaigne

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 goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. ― Bible

Pride has to resonate from within; shine out to everyone around you. It has mean something to you and only you first before you announce it to the world. ― Solange Nicole

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

Pride is a wound, and vanity is the scab on it. One’s life picks at the scab to open the wound again and again. In men, it seldom heals and often grows septic. ― Michael Ayrton

Pride is all very well, but a sausage is a sausage. ― Terry Pratchett

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

Pride is as loud a beggar as want and a great deal more saucy. ― Ben Franklin

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

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

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 is the mask of one’s own faults. ― unknown

Pride is the mother of arrogance. ― Toba Beta

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

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

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

Pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so; any more than vanity makes us witty. ― George Eliot

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 sullies the noblest character. ― Claudianus

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. ― Emily Bronte

The beauty of standing up for your rights is others see you standing and stand up as well. ― Cassandra Duffy

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The devil wipes his breech with poor folks’ pride. ― Ben Franklin

The higher you climb, the heavier you fall. ― Vietnamese Saying

The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great. ― Voltaire

The only way I could endure being a coward was if I was the only one who knew it. ― Pat Conroy

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 A. Kierkegaard

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

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. ― Samuel Johnson

The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us. ― Hubert Humphrey

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

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

There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s a lot wrong with the world you live in. ― Chris Colfer

This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another. ― Ellen Page

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. ― C.G. Jung

Time and time again does the pride of man influence his very own fall. While denying it, one gradually starts to believe that he is the authority, or that he possesses great moral dominion over others, yet it is spiritually unwarranted. By that point he loses steam; in result, he falsely begins trying to prove that unwarranted dominion by seizing the role of a condemner. ― Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

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

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like. ― Will Rogers

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

We are rarely proud when we are alone. ― Voltaire

We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity. ― George Takei

We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything. ― William Golding

What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains. — Tennessee Williams

When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free. ― Barack Obama

When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.

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

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

When you feel nervous, recall your pride. ― Toba Beta

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. ― Boethius

You look ridiculous if you dance. You look ridiculous if you don’t dance. So you might as well dance. ― Gertrude Stein

You wear your honor like a suit of armor… You think it keeps you safe, but all it does is weigh you down and make it hard for you to move. ― George R.R. Martin

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

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