Pride Sayings and Quotes

Sometimes our greatest enemy is ourselves. Pride and ego can get in the way of making rational decisions. Keep a cool head with the collection of wise and insightful pride quotes below.


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.     

Bible

Pride sullies the noblest character.     

Claudianus

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.     

Voltaire

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



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