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Quotes About Pride

Great quotes about pride that are inspirational and reveal a lot about what is and isn't the best attributes about pride. We can all have pride in doing a job well done but there is also a risk when pride gets in the way of admitting an honest mistake. "Don't forget that pride in doing something well is much different than pride that limits you to admit that you've made a mistake."

"Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others." Samuel Johnson
"Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend." Jules Renard
"Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel." Alexander Pope
"Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity." William Blake
"In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes." John Ruskin
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." Kahlil Gibran
"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
"Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall." Joseph Addison
"Pride is the mask of one's own faults." Jewish Proverb



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