Quotes and Sayings about Pride



"If across the Atlantic the ideology was pride, here it is delivering the goods."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Ideology, Pride)

"Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Pride, Self, Will)

"The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger."
- Sholom Aleichem
(Related: Hunger, Poor, Pride)

"Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Men, Envy, Fire, Pride)

"I don't get a sense of American pride. I just get a sense that everyone is here, battling the same thing - that around the world everybody's after the same thing, just some minor piece of happiness each day."
- Paul Thomas Anderson
(Related: Happiness, American, Day, Pride, Sense, World)

"I used to suffer from excessive pride. Well, I got over that one."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Pride)

"The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Contentment, Pride, Public, School)

"The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress, grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Beauty, Women, Morals, Pride)

"All the world wondered as they witnessed... a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: People, Pride, World)

"This truth is a remedy against spiritual pride, namely, that none should account himself better before God than others, though perhaps adorned with greater gifts, and endowments."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: God, Truth, Gifts, Pride, Spiritual)

"It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Men, Angels, Humility, Pride)

"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
(Related: Being, May, Opinion, Pride, Vanity, Words)

"As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Men, Women, America, Military, Pride)

"A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Family, Life, Idea, Pride)

"Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride."
- Joanna Baillie
(Related: Pride, Vanity)

"Pride in the case of a rich man is bad, but pride in the case of a poor man is worse."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Man, Poor, Pride)

"No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Business, Work, Man, Pride)

"Attacks of divine transports are of pride and I accept the part assigned."
- Elizabeth Barton
(Related: Pride)

"Pride slays thanksgiving, but an 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
(Related: Man, Mind, Pride, Thanksgiving)

"I really take pride in the relationship that I have with my husband."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Husband, Pride)

"Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Dignity, Man, Pride, Self, Woman)

"It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Order, Pride)

"In teaching man, experimental science results in lessening his pride more and more by proving to him every day that primary causes, like the objective reality of things, will be hidden from him forever and that he can only know relations."
- Claude Bernard
(Related: Science, Causes, Day, Man, Pride, Reality, Results, Teaching, Will)

"At some point, the pride has to be a part of the whole day-to-day oeuvre. It's part of who you are and doesn't need to be discussed anymore."
- Sandra Bernhard
(Related: Day, Pride)

"What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures. But it is mine."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Arrogance, Culture, Pride)

"Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?"
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Survival, Countries, France, Ireland, Nation, Pride, Shame, Support)

"One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Affectation, Man, Pride)

"Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Fear, Discipline, Failure, Goal, Habit, Attention, Confidence, Excitement, Pride, Respect)

"Globalisation, which benefits only multi-national companies and takes away all sense of local or national pride and identity, is the biggest threat facing all the member states of the EU."
- Steve Blake
(Related: Benefits, Identity, Pride, Sense, states)

"What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!"
- William Blake
(Related: Politics, Religion, Wife, Church, Brotherhood, Cruelty, Reason, Theatre)

"Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt."
- Henry Bolingbroke
(Related: Contempt, End, Man, Pride)

"The pride people take in their work transcends to their homes, their education, families and communities."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Work, Education, People, Pride)

"Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Being, Pride)

"Yes, free markets tend to produce unequal incomes. We should not be ashamed of that. On the contrary, our system is the envy of the world and should be a source of pride."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Envy, Pride, World)

"If I'd have went on the ice when this thing happened, someone would have speared me or something. It's a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. They had to do it; it was their moment."
- Herb Brooks
(Related: Accomplishment, Feeling, Pride)

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Character, Winning, Care, Class, Pride)

"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Victory, Dedication, Pride)

"The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Arrogance, Ignorance, Pride, Vanity)

"To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Government, Chance, Exercise, Influence, Pride)

"If America is too arrogant, too prideful to repent, it's not the kind of country that God wants it to be."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: God, America, Country)

"Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows, must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking, belief in the absolute power of logic."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Power, Belief, Desire, Logic, Pride, Thinking)

"I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL, and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading Internet company in the world - can return to its past greatness."
- Steve Case
(Related: Greatness, Company, Internet, Leading, Passion, Past, Pride, World)

"The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Difference, Morals, Pride, Study, Vanity)

"Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Father, Devil, Lies, Pride, Sin)

"If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Love, People, Fear, Ambition, Pity, Pride, Reason)

"If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Pride)

"I think it's great that they are getting funding, but it's just too easy. They don't have to work for it. We did it because we had pride, because we loved it."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Work, Pride)

"Some of today's athletes do not have that kind of pride. They left school at 16, have never had a job in their life and are getting Lottery funding, earning money as an athlete."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Life, Money, Athletes, Job, Pride, School, Today)

"Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: Forbidden, Pride)

"What pride to discover that nothing belongs to you - what a revelation."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Nothing, Pride)

"Now the master paid a number of visits to England and, as a Cambridge man, it is a source of pride that he taught there for a longer period than elsewhere in my country."
- John G. D. Clark
(Related: Country, England, Man, Now, Pride)

"As a scouting department, with the confidence we have in our player development, if a guy has the potential that we think they have and the makeup and they stay healthy, we think they will be a productive Major Leaguer. We take a lot of pride in that."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Development, Confidence, Makeup, Potential, Pride, Scouting, Will)

"Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Humility, Pride, Will)

"Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Happiness, Love, Fashion, Ladies, Pride, Vanity)

"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 Colton
(Related: Man, Pride, Succeed)

"We take pride in what we do."
- Coolio
(Related: Pride)

"I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Habit, Job, Pride, Satisfaction)

"Manchester has it's own pride and London has it's sort of pride and sometimes we can be a bit mean to each other, but I think if we dig the music we can get on really well."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Music, London, Pride)

"American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation, and much matter for regret and humiliation."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: History, American, Pride, Regret)

"I love what I do. I take great pride in what I do. And I can't do something halfway, three-quarters, nine-tenths. If I'm going to do something, I go all the way."
- Tom Cruise
(Related: Love, Pride)

"The old sergeant from headquarters treats me like a son and takes the greatest pride in whatever I do or write. He regularly assigns me now to certain doors, and I always obey orders like the little gentleman that I am."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Son, Gentleman, Now, Old, Pride)

"Pride the first peer and president of hell."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: First, Hell, President, Pride)

"All anyone asks for is a chance to work with pride."
- W. Edwards Deming
(Related: Work, Chance, Pride)

"We live in a time of conflict - external and internal - when we sometimes concentrate too much on what divides us. Today, fly the Stars and Stripes with pride and confidence that what unites is far stronger."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Time, Confidence, Conflict, Pride, Stars, Today)

"I'm a shepherd, not a sheep, and I've always prided myself on being a leader and not a follower."
- Dustin Diamond
(Related: Leader, Being, Sheep)

"Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Blush, Man, Old, Pride, State, Ugly)

"I take great pride in the fact that I have lived in a Spanish-speaking country."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Country, Fact, Pride)

"The Democratic Party is like a mule. It has neither pride of ancestry nor hope of posterity."
- Ignatius Donnelly
(Related: Hope, Ancestry, Party, Posterity, Pride)

"When my dad first started out in the police force, wearing the uniform was a sense of pride, and it was respected in the community for what the police force was all about. Unfortunately today, the uniform is a target."
- Jerry Doyle
(Related: Dad, Community, First, Force, Police, Pride, Sense, Today)

"This is going to sound completely absurd, but I do sometimes feel like the enjoyment of an awards ceremony or the pride in the finished article hasn't ever surpassed the joy of doing the work, of making it. The doing it is really the bit I'm there for."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Work, Awards, Ceremony, Enjoyment, Pride, Sound)

"I suppose that Heartland, Unknown Soldier and Pride and Joy represent not a quieter side but more of a serious side to my work, something I've been getting into recently."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Work, Joy, Pride)

"Even if you have a bad game, you have to swallow your pride and sign. It takes a little time, but it makes the kids happy. And it makes you feel good, too."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Time, Kids, Pride)

"Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency to get the book written."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Decency, Honor, Pride)

"The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: History, American, Freedom, Pride, Symbol)

"The cult of art gives pride; one never has too much of it."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Art, Pride)

"The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell."
- John W. Foster
(Related: Dying, Hell, Pride)

"Pride is the first step in people unraveling and companies unraveling and relationships unraveling."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: People, First, Pride, Relationships)

"Take pride in your work at all times. Remember, respect for an umpire is created off the field as well as on."
- Ford Frick
(Related: Work, Pride, Respect, Umpire)

"The news is the one thing the networks can point to with pride. Everything else they do is crap, and they know it."
- Fred W. Friendly
(Related: News, Pride)

"Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Humility, Pride)

"Pride will spit in pride's face."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Pride, Will)

"Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Anger, Enemy, Pride, Swallows)

"So we take a lot of pride in that. It's really on us to turn this thing around. I think this last month we've done just that. We've pointed ourself in the direction that we want to be, and I think we're starting to head towards that. Right now we're in a nice rhythm."
- Kevin Garnett
(Related: Direction, Now, Pride, Right, Want)

"I take pride in the creation of my wealth, in its existence and in the uses to which it has been and is being put."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Wealth, Being, Creation, Existence, Pride)

"Robin had always wanted to go solo, so when it happened I wasn't angry at all. I understood the situation. But Barry is so full of pride and couldn't understand why Robin had done it."
- Maurice Gibb
(Related: Pride)

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Generosity, Giving, Pride)

"My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Family, Help, Pride)

"The pride of life hath corrupted the judgment of others, and perverted them in the way of religion."
- George Gillespie
(Related: Life, Religion, Judgment, Pride)

"It's not about doing over the living room of someone who has bad taste in color. This is about restoring historic buildings and instilling pride in a community, which can be done through designing new public spaces and social gathering spots."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Community, Living, Pride, Public, Taste)

"I have always maintained a high level of fitness, and that is why I am still able to handle the demands of playing in the Premiership. People have always commented on my fitness, and it's something I pride myself on."
- Richard Gough
(Related: Fitness, People, Pride)

"One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love, one gay pride rally at a time."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Time, Love, Gay, Pride)

"So without that Canadian invention we were grounded. And so that was a really important and key part of the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it."
- Chris Hadfield
(Related: Invention, Key, Mission, Pride)

"It will make a weak man mighty. it will make a mighty man fall. It will fill your heart and hands or leave you with nothing at all. It's the eyes for the blind and legs for the lame. It is the love for hate and pride for shame. That's the power of the gospel."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Love, Power, Heart, Blind, Eyes, Hate, Man, Nothing, Pride, Shame, Will)

"We have indeed at the moment little cause for pride: as a profession we have made a mess of things."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Cause, Profession)

"Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Fame, Inheritance, Living, Names, Pride)

"There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Heart, May, Order, Pride, Respect, Tyranny)

"Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Pride, Self)

"Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion. While nothing is so foolish and baseless."
- J. G. Holland
(Related: Progress, Nothing, Opinion, Pride)

"A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose; many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong."
- Horace
(Related: Purpose, Mankind, Pride, Right, Vices, Wrong)

"In wickedness of pride is lost the light to understand how little grace is earned and how much given."
- Robert Hunter
(Related: Grace, Light, Pride, Wickedness)

"There is nothing false or arrogant about German pride in German technical and business skills."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: Business, Nothing, Pride)

"I perceive two things in Scotland of the most fearful omen: ignorance of theological truth, and a readiness to pride themselves in and boast of it."
- Edward Irving
(Related: Truth, Ignorance, Pride, Scotland)

"They take pride in their schools. They begin to participate, where, when they are renters, they don't do that. So what we're doing by this program is strengthening America."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: America, Pride, Schools)

"There is nothing so skillful in its own defense as imperious pride."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Defense, Nothing, Pride)

"I'm a black American, I am proud of my race. I am proud of who I am. I have a lot of pride and dignity."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: American, Dignity, Pride, Race)

"They did it to try and belittle me, to try and to take away my pride. But I went through the whole system with them. And at the end, I - I wanted the public to know that I was okay, even though I was hurting."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: End, Pride, Public)

"When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it."
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen
(Related: Aspirations, Pride, Reading)

"I look upon pride as a sin."
- Tommy Lee Jones
(Related: Pride, Sin)

"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
(Related: Conscience, Deep, Pride, Voice)

"Despite what people think of cowboys, they take pride in how they look, and that look is important to them."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: People, Cowboys, Pride)

"If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility."
- Paul Keating
(Related: Humility, Pride)

"All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!""
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Men, Man, May, Pride, Words)

"Let's say black, the whole black religious experience, here, is very impressive to me, because when I first arrived I realized that people carry their faith with so much pride."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Faith, Experience, People, First, Pride, Religious)

"It wasn't a class system where I was the better guy and he was the second-rate guy. That was his role and my role was to play the solos. But he took great pride in his technique as a rhythm guitarist."
- Wayne Kramer
(Related: Class, Play, Pride)

"All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment."
- Ray Kroc
(Related: Money, Accomplishment, Pride)

"This solution may not appeal to our human pride, but the problem is that our human pride in itself is sinful."
- Walter Lang
(Related: May, Pride, Solution)

"I believe in the nobility of entertaining people and I take great, great pride that people are willing to give me two or three hours of their busy lives."
- John Lasseter
(Related: People, Nobility, Pride)

"Throughout the centuries, man has considered himself beautiful. I rather suppose that man only believes in his own beauty out of pride; that he is not really beautiful and he suspects this himself; for why does he look on the face of his fellow-man with such scorn?"
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont
(Related: Beauty, Man, Pride)

"He didn't come out of my belly, but my God, I've made his bones, because I've attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I'm so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride."
- John Lennon
(Related: God, Fact, Fish, Ocean, Pride)

"A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Wife, Christian, Eating, Humility, Listening, Lying, Man, Pride, Reading, Sleep, State, Temperance, Thankfulness)

"By building relations we create a source of love and personal pride and belonging that makes living in a chaotic world easier."
- Susan Lieberman
(Related: Love, Building, Living, Pride, World)

"Again, I was influenced by my father, who was very much an atheist and took pride in combating the traditional or orthodox forms of Judaism, which his parents and which my mother's parents were very steeped in."
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Related: Mother, Father, Judaism, Parents, Pride)

"There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Knowledge, Mission, Pride, Sin, Temptation)

"After all these years I had the privilege of naming my private part, cause we have nicknames. So I named my private part pride... it's not much but at least I have my pride."
- Jay London
(Related: Cause, Pride, Privilege, Years)

"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
(Related: Pride, Will)

"Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are."
- Nancy Lopez
(Related: People, Pride, Sense, World)

"The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride."
- Martin Luther
(Related: God, Pleasure, Pride, World)

"I think Charley Pride has been one of the best things to happen to country music, to prove it belongs to everybody."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Music, Country, Country music, Pride)

"By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt."
- James Madison
(Related: Hatred, Labor, Luxury, Pride, Property, Vanity, Vice)

"With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Power, Artist, Defiance, Pride)

"So instead of beating myself up for being fat, I think it's a miracle that I laugh every day and walk through my life with pride, because our culture is unrelenting when it comes to large people."
- Camryn Manheim
(Related: Life, People, Being, Culture, Day, Pride)

"Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Life, Death, Fear, Benevolence, Generosity, Liberality, Pride)

"What I miss when I'm away is the pride in baseball. Especially the pride of being on a team that wins."
- Billy Martin
(Related: Baseball, Being, Pride)

"As a people, we know what we can do, we know how to do it, and we just want to get on with it. How? By ensuring that Canada's place in the world is one of influence and pride."
- Paul Martin
(Related: People, Canada, Influence, Pride, Want, World)

"I take a lot of pride in being myself. I'm comfortable with who I am."
- James McAvoy
(Related: Being, Pride)

"It's just nice to work hard and be rewarded, which is having lots of people watch. And the icing on the cake is for me is to be able to walk around with pride, feeling that the product you put out is worthy of being watched. But honestly, it's not a big deal. I don't put too much stock in fame or celebrity anyway. I don't put it in the 'important' box."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Work, People, Being, Celebrity, Fame, Feeling, Pride)

"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Humility, Pride)

"I always took a great deal of pride in being original."
- Roger Miller
(Related: Being, Pride)

"The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification to the pride and independence of men."
- George Richards Minot
(Related: Men, Independence, Land, Possession, Pride)

"Everyone I know has attention deficit, and they say it with great pride. It's a bad time to be right."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Time, Attention, Pride, Right)

"The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries."
- Art Modell
(Related: Football, Libraries, Pride)

"One may be humble out of pride."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: May, Pride)

"Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other. Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar, and a great hater of the truth."
- Susanna Moodie
(Related: Nature, Truth, Christianity, May, Pride, Reason)

"We pride ourselves as being top, really, on the African ladder... We feel that we have actually been advancing rather than going backwards."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: African, Being, Pride)

"The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter."
- Dave Mustaine
(Related: Bible, Books, Envy, Fun, Gluttony, Greed, Help, Lust, Pretty, Pride, Self, Wrath)

"There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Religion, Cure, Nation, Pride)

"Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Freedom, Nothing, Now, Pride, Reason, Sense)

"Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Pride, Vanity)

"As far as I know, I have no pride of opinion."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Opinion, Pride)

"There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Politics, Success, Policy, Marketing, Office, Opinion, Pride, Public, Public opinion, Right)

"Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Power, Greatness, Economy, Military, Nation, Pride, Years)

"Take pride in exactly what it is you do and remember it's okay to fail as long as you don't give up."
- Dan O'Brien
(Related: Pride)

"I hate pride, but if I were going to be proud of anything it would have to be something I'd done myself. Race pride is kind of stupid."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Hate, Pride, Race)

"It is not the broken heart that kills, but broken pride, monseigneur."
- Gilbert Parker
(Related: Heart, Pride)

"Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: God, Despair, Pride)

"Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks."
- Joe Paterno
(Related: Heart, Discipline, Confidence, Key, Loyalty, Mind, Pride)

"I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution."
- Alan Paton
(Related: Nation, Pride, Will, World)

"The fighter loses more than his pride in the fight; he loses part of his future. He's a step closer to the slum he came from."
- Floyd Patterson
(Related: Fight, Future, Pride)

"Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely."
- Hesketh Pearson
(Related: Fact, Man, Obvious, Pride, Privilege, Quotes, Reason)

"Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire."
- William Penn
(Related: Knowledge, Clothes, Humility, Ignorance, Poor, Pride)

"Let's stand up. Let's speak with pride about our morals and our values and redouble our effort to elect more conservative Republicans."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Values, Conservative, Effort, Morals, Pride, Republicans)

"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
(Related: Peace, Anger, Ambition, Enemies, Envy, Pride)

"The response to Pride has been so overwhelming. I mean, people have really loved it. And it's so rewarding because we had such a fun time making that film, and it was made with so much heart, that it's lovely that people seem to be responding in kind to that."
- Rosamund Pike
(Related: Time, People, Heart, Film, Fun, Pride)

"I've been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer, so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch of marines is quite attractive, and probably a necessary dose of male energy."
- Rosamund Pike
(Related: Chance, Energy, Marines, Prejudice, Pride, Summer)

"And I like the look on people's faces when I say I'm doing this movie called Pride and Prejudice and they kind of smile, and then I say I'm in a movie called Doom and they kind of do a double take and try and put the two things together. And they never quite manage to."
- Rosamund Pike
(Related: People, Faces, Prejudice, Pride, Smile)

"A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride; he certainly should have considered it an honor to be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Honor, Pride, Self)

"There is a pride in speaking this language."
- Bernard Pivot
(Related: Language, Pride)

"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
(Related: Men, Gods, Angels, Pride)

"Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Fools, Pride, Vice)

"There is an intimacy about the Opry Theater that gives an entertainer a special charge."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Intimacy, Theater)

"Too many religious organizations are in the business of enforcing beliefs."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Business, Beliefs, Religious)

"Until MTV, television had not been a huge influence on music. To compete with MTV, the country music moguls felt they had to appeal to the same young audience and do it the way MTV did."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Music, Country, Country music, Influence, Television)

"What qualifies me to tell people how to act or what to think? I'm Charley Pride, country singer. Period."
- Charley Pride
(Related: People, Act, Country, Pride)

"When I came up, there was room for the new and the old. For every new artist, an old one didn't have to be pushed out."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Artist, Old)

"The tastes of country music fans are not limited to the narrow range defined by consultants and programmers and record company moguls."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Music, Company, Country, Country music, Fans)

"What we don't need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgement of what belongs and what doesn't."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Music, Country, Country music, Criticism, Public)

"I think there's enough room in country music for everybody."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Music, Country, Country music)

"A black man singing about a blond girl was potential trouble."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Man, Potential, Singing, Trouble)

"A fan will grab you and hug you and will not let go. When that happens, you wish it could be that way all over the world."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Will, World)

"Any entertainer who tells you that the adoration of fans is not a heady experience probably never had the experience."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Experience, Fans)

"Chet Atkins... is probably the best guitar player who ever lived."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Guitar)

"Even now, when I'm asked how I'm doing, I like to reply, 'Pretty good. I've got all my fingers and both eyes."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Eyes, Now)

"Fans are what make a performer and I've always taken them seriously."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Fans)

"Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice. Fans will also defend you."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Advice, Fans, Praise, Will)

"For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Experience, Confidence, Self)

"I don't care what the religion is called; as far as I'm concerned, one God, the God I adhere to, is in charge of all of them."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Religion, God, Care)

"There are worse things than being thought a Republican."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Thought, Being, Republican)

"I learned to tune a guitar by ear. That method has served me pretty well."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Guitar, Pretty)

"The time I spent thinking about how I was better than somebody else or worrying about somebody else's attitude was time I could put to better use."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Time, Attitude, Thinking)

"I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Thought, People, Childhood)

"I've tried to help a lot of young artists get started."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Artists, Help)

"In 20 years I had sold more records for RCA than any artist except Elvis Presley."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Artist, Years)

"It isn't reasonable to expect that everyone in the world is a country music fan. Not yet, anyway."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Music, Country, Country music, World)

"It used to be that if you had a pretty good record, you could stop by a station in Little Rock or Atlanta and let the DJ listen to it. No way something like that can happen now."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Now, Pretty)

"No one had ever told me that whites were supposed to sing one kind of music and blacks another - I sang what I liked in the only voice I had."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Music, Voice)

"Once your name becomes well known, politicians come courting."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Name, Politicians)

"Performing is an experience, for me, that is as humbling as it is energizing."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Experience)

"Redd Foxx was the same gruff old codger you saw on television."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Old, Television)

"Singing as a full-time job was not something I had given a lot of thought to and I had no clear notion of the money to be made in it."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Money, Thought, Job, Singing)

"I grew up not liking my father very much. I never saw him cry. But he must have. Everybody cries."
- Charley Pride
(Related: Father)

"From what I can see, too many kids don't learn pride in their country anymore."
- John Ratzenberger
(Related: Country, Kids, Pride)

"We continue to fight for good jobs that pay well and jobs that last. Helping to get folks back to work is about helping them to regain their dignity and pride. That's what families care about."
- Jodi Rell
(Related: Work, Care, Dignity, Fight, Jobs, Pride)

"Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Feeling, Pride)

"There is a pride, a self-love, in human minds that will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women humbler than they ought to be."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Men, Women, Pride, Self, Will)

"There is but one pride pardonable; that of being above doing a base or dishonorable action."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Action, Being, Pride)

"For too long, we have focused on our differences - in our politics and backgrounds, in our race and beliefs - rather than cherishing the unity and pride that binds us together."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Politics, Beliefs, Pride, Race, Unity)

"I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die."
- Mary Roberts Rinehart
(Related: Men, War, Boys, Cowardice, Fight, Hate, Old, Pride, Youth)

"There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to know that which may be useful to us; and the other, from pride which comes from the wish to know what others are ignorant of."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Curiosity, Desire, Interest, May, Pride)

"People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may think them considerable enough to be the envy and the mark of fortune."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: People, Being, Envy, Fortune, May, Merit, Pride)

"Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Pride, Vanity)

"Pride, which inspires us with so much envy, is sometimes of use toward the moderating of it too."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Envy, Pride)

"Brown v. Board helped unite us all, and gave us all great pride knowing we all are truly E Pluribus Unum - one people out of many."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: People, Pride)

"I take great pride in having been able to overcome the Asian financial crisis and seeking the opportunities available to bring about an unprecedented growth in the economy."
- Zhu Rongji
(Related: Financial, Growth, Crisis, Economy, Pride)

"It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society."
- Murray Rothbard
(Related: Society, War, Power, Economy, Pride, State)

"I think national pride leads to nothing but wars and hates."
- Johnny Rotten
(Related: Nothing, Pride)

"The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: English, Pride, Vanity)

"I hear the singing of the lives of women. They clear mystery, the offering, and pride."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Women, Mystery, Pride, Singing)

"Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship: or nobly, which is done in pride."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Nothing, Pride)

"In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Mistakes, Pride)

"Pride and conceit were the original sins of man."
- Alain Rene Le Sage
(Related: Conceit, Man, Pride)

"The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age."
- George Santayana
(Related: Age, Old, Pride)

"The Russians have a lot at stake, and the power of Moscow pride should never be underestimated."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Power, Pride)

"Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage."
- Laura Schlessinger
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Life, Ideas, Courage, Values, Dignity, Honor, Meaning, Pride, Principles, Temptations)

"Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends."
- Giorgos Seferis
(Related: Action, Cunning, Man, Pride, Will)

"That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Ambition, Ostentation, Pride)

"My pride fell with my fortunes."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Pride)

"Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals."
- Fulton J. Sheen
(Related: Competition, Pride, Weakness)

"My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Wisdom, Fear, Beginning, Pride)

"My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Fear, Pride)

"I had to produce a complete page - or two or three - in one day. I took a lot of pride in my work, and I hated to do a mediocre job. Evidently, some of the writers enjoyed my work best of all for that very reason."
- Joe Shuster
(Related: Work, Day, Job, Pride, Reason, Writers)

"Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express."
- George A. Smith
(Related: Power, Habit, Conscience, Deeds, Enemies, Evil, Malice, Memories, Past, Pride, Selfishness)

"No man made great by death offers more hope to lowly pride than does Abraham Lincoln; for while living he was himself so simple as often to be dubbed a fool."
- Thomas V. Smith
(Related: Death, Hope, Fool, Living, Man, Pride)

"Storytelling is the only studio movie where the censorship is perfectly clear, the only studio movie with a big red box covering up a shot. I take pride in that - and, of course, in having avoided the fate of Eyes Wide Shut."
- Todd Solondz
(Related: Censorship, Eyes, Fate, Pride)

"Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Man, Pleasure, Pride, Thinking)

"The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Ignorance, Pride, Self)

"That's what Rocky is all about: pride, reputation, and not being another bum in the neighborhood."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Being, Pride, Reputation)

"So in our pride we ordered for breakfast an omelet, toast and coffee and what has just arrived is a tomato salad with onions, a dish of pickles, a big slice of watermelon and two bottles of cream soda."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Coffee, Pride)

"I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Mouse, Pride, Profession)

"It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers from ecclesiastical ambition, the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects... that is was deemed advisable to exclude from the national government all power to act upon the subject."
- Joseph Story
(Related: Government, Power, Act, Ambition, Bigotry, Consciousness, Intolerance, Pride, Spiritual)

"Stress is a designer ailment that many of the so-called afflicted suffer from with pride."
- Janet Street-Porter
(Related: Pride, Stress)

"Free nations with different histories, economies and a vast amount of stubborn pride will never achieve complete agreement, even when they desire the same objectives."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: Agreement, Desire, Nations, Objectives, Pride, Will)

"In dread fear of sentimentality, another thing true is not said-that for its staff the paper is a source of pride and, I do believe, an object of affection and-yes, love."
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
(Related: Love, Fear, Affection, Pride, Sentimentality)

"There are some lawyers who think of themselves as basically instruments of whoever their clients are, and they pride themselves on their professional craft."
- Cass Sunstein
(Related: Clients, Lawyers, Pride)

"Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Humility, Pride, Vanity)

"Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Hunger, Nations, Poor, Pride, Will)

"Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Importance, Pride, Right, Satisfaction, Self)

"Well we have a good working relationship with Microsoft at the development level. But let's not kid ourselves, this is a company with enormous resources and talented people, and there is a certain pride that comes along with that for them and for us."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: People, Development, Company, Pride)

"In response to the challenge of strangers, sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community's armed might as well as its pride of place and clan."
- John Thorn
(Related: Challenge, Community, Pride, Strangers)

"We know these men are professionals whose services are up for bid and whose bags are packed, and yet we call them our own and take personal, even civic pride in their accomplishments."
- John Thorn
(Related: Men, Accomplishments, Pride, professionals)

"We are fans because the game also appeals to our local pride, our pleasure in thinking of ourselves as, yes, Americans but nonetheless different from residents of other towns, other states, other regions."
- John Thorn
(Related: Americans, Fans, Pleasure, Pride, states, Thinking)

"We can today open wide the history of their administrations and point with pride to every act, and challenge the world to point out a single act stained with injustice to the North, or with partiality to their own section."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: History, Act, Challenge, Injustice, Open, Pride, Today, World)

"It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home - it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love."
- Margaret Truman
(Related: Home, Love, Greatness, Career, Measure, Pride)

"He took pride in belonging to the world's most exclusive club: the United States Senate."
- Margaret Truman
(Related: Pride, Senate, states, United, World)

"If you are a housewife, take pride in that."
- Anthea Turner
(Related: Housewife, Pride)

"So it's a source of fun and a source of pride to have been a part of this little movie that could."
- Blair Underwood
(Related: Fun, Pride)

"Labor wants pride and joy in doing good work, a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful - to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister."
- Thorstein Veblen
(Related: Work, Sister, Brother, Dignity, Joy, Labor, Pride, Respect, Sense)

"I want people to take pride in Spanish Harlem. These are people that everyone in the community could relate to... people who mean something special to us."
- James De La Vega
(Related: People, Community, Pride, Want)

"My birth neither shook the German Empire nor caused much of an upheaval in the home. It pleased mother, caused father a certain amount of pride and my elder brother the usual fraternal jealousy of a hitherto only son."
- Conrad Veidt
(Related: Home, Mother, Father, Brother, Son, Jealousy, Pride)

"The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great."
- Voltaire
(Related: Pride)

"When I severe my connections with the A.I.A. I do so with my own self respect, as a matter of pride and I am sure within your knowledge of my character."
- Ralph Thomas Walker
(Related: Knowledge, Character, Pride, Respect, Self, Self respect)

"Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride."
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: Oppression, Poverty, Pride, Rap)

"The first and most fundamental issue of sin is pride."
- Harold Warner
(Related: First, Pride, Sin)

"There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard."
- George Washington
(Related: Experience, Cure, Error, Favors, Illusion, Nation, Pride)

"Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Home, Envy, Pride)

"What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Pride, Stars)

"A military man can scarcely pride himself on having smitten a sleeping enemy; it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten."
- Isoroku Yamamoto
(Related: Enemy, Man, Military, Pride, Shame)

"Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Design, Wisdom, Thought, Action, Books, Conversation, Living, May, Nothing, Pride, Waste)

"We rise in glory as we sink in pride."
- Andrew Young
(Related: Glory, Pride)

"It is something we have always excelled at and prided ourselves at - the excellences of our stage performance."
- James Young
(Related: Performance)

"Pride and excess bring disaster for man."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Disaster, Excess, Man, Pride)

"Pride in boasting of family antiquity, makes duration stand for merit."
- John Zimmerman
(Related: Family, Merit, Pride)