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.

Behind every argument lies someone's ignorance. Louis D. Brandeis
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. Benjamin Franklin
Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy. When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but it is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it. Benjamin Franklin
The devil wipes his breech with poor folks' pride. Benjamin Franklin
The higher you climb, the heavier you fall. Vietnamese (on pride)
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
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
We are rarely proud when we are alone. Voltaire
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
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. Emily Bronte
God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Holy Bible, James 4:6
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself. Baruch Spinoza
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
Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up. Jesse Jackson
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. T. S. Eliot
Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity. unknown
Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence. Johann Kaspar Lavater
Pride is the mask of one's own faults. unknown
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes. John Ruskin
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
Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you. Andrew Murray
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,Flaubert's Parrot
The proud wish God would agree with them. They are not interested in changing their opinions to agree with God's. Ezra Taft Benson
Pride is the mother of arrogance. Toba Beta
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
Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man. C.S. Lewis quotes
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. Franois de la Rochefoucauld
There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself. George Eliot
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