65 Best Pride Quotes On Success In Life

These pride quotes will inspire you. Pride, a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging pride quotes, pride sayings, and pride proverbs.

Inspirational Pride Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “It’s a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.” ~ Georges Bernanos
  3. “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
  4. “Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” ~ Thomas Merton

  5. “Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.” ~ T. S. Eliot
  6. “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” ~ Saint Augustine
  7. “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  8. “Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” ~ Ann Landers
  9. “Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson

  10. “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
  11. “Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.” ~ Vincent de Paul
  12. “Pride and weakness are Siamese twins.” ~ James Russell Lowell
  13. “Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.” ~ Andrew Murray

  14. “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.” ~ Steve Jobs
  15. “When pride and presumption walk before, shame and loss follow very closely.” ~ Louis XI of France
  16. “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.” ~ Carl Jung
  17. “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.” ~ C. S. Lewis

  18. “The proud man is forsaken of God.” ~ Plato
  19. “Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.” ~ William Penn
  20. “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 Kierkegaard
  21. “Spiritual pride is the most dangerous and the most arrogant of all sorts of pride.” ~ Samuel Richardson

  22. “We are rarely proud when we are alone.” ~ Voltaire
  23. “As soon as there was two there was pride.” ~ John Donne
  24. “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
  25. “Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.” ~ Billy Graham

  26. “The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility…According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere flea bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  27. “Nothing is more short-lived than pride.” ~ Ben Jonson
  28. “The pride of the body is a barrier against the gifts that purify the soul.” ~ George Eliot

  29. “Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  30. “Charity feeds the poor, so does pride; charity builds an hospital, so does pride. In this they differ: charity gives her glory to God; pride takes her glory from man.” ~ Francis Quarles
  31. “He that is down needs fear no fall. He that is low, no pride; He that is humble, ever shall have God to be his Guide.” ~ John Bunyan
  32. “The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is indiscretion.” ~ Democritus

  33. “All your life, other people will try to take your accomplishments away from you. Don’t you take it away from yourself.” ~ Michael Crichton
  34. “Pride is pleasure arising from a man’s thinking too highly of himself.” ~ Baruch Spinoza
  35. “Pride eradicates all vices but itself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  36. “If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  37. “With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson
  38. “My pride fell with my fortunes.” ~ William Shakespeare
  39. “Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  40. “Pride, the first peer and president of Hell.” ~ Daniel Defoe

  41. “Pride goes before destruction.” ~ Aesop
  42. “Five enemies of peace inhabit with us – avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.” ~ Petrarch
  43. “A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It’s all a matter of pride.” ~ Nancy Lopez
  44. “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” ~ Joseph Addison

  45. “Cast out pride and vanity; have no thought of trying to rule over others or of outdoing them.” ~ Wallace D. Wattles
  46. “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” ~ Bryce Courtenay
  47. “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.” ~ Oscar Levant
  48. “Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity.” ~ Vanna Bonta

  49. “Where pride begins, love ceases.” ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater , Pride quotes love
  50. “At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense.” ~ Alexander Pope
  51. “There was one who thought himself above me, and he was above me until he had that thought.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  52. “No man has ever had a point of pride that was not injurious to him.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  53. “Strange how blind people are! They are horrified by the torture chambers of the Middle Ages, but their arsenals fill them with pride!” ~ Bertha von Suttner
  54. “Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is.” ~ Saint John Chrysostom
  55. “We are faced with having to learn again about interdependency and the need for rootedness after several centuries of having systematically and proudly-dismantled our roots, ties, and traditions. We had grown so tall we thought we could afford to cut the roots that held us down, only to discover that the tallest trees need the most elaborate roots of all.” ~ Paul L Wachtel
  56. “The proud wish God would agree with them. They are not interested in changing their opinions to agree with God’s.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson

  57. “Pride (of all others the most dang’rous fault) Proceeds from want of sense, or want of thought.” ~ Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon
  58. “In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.” ~ John Ruskin
  59. “The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age.” ~ George Santayana
  60. “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

  61. “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
  62. “Curiosity is only vanity. We usually only want to know something so that we can talk about it.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  63. “Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself” ~ Samuel Johnson

  64. “Pride is founded not on the sense of happiness, but on the sense of power.” ~ William Hazlitt
  65. “Let not men then in the pride of power, use the same arguments that tyrannic kings and venal ministers have used, and fallaciously assert that women ought to be subjected because she has always been so…. It is time to effect a revolution in female manners – time to restore to them their lost dignity…. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft

Summary: Pride is a positive emotional response or attitude to something with an intimate connection to oneself, due to its perceived value.

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