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.

Curiosity is only vanity. We usually only want to know something so that we can talk about it. Blaise Pascal
Conceit is God’s gift to little men. Bruce Barton
Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it. Bryce Courtenay
It was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the completely anti-God state of mind. C.S. Lewis
We ought to be ashamed of our pride, but never proud of our shame. Charles Mackay
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there. Charles Ofori Akrofi
I would always rather be happy than dignified. Charlotte Brontë
There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you're wrong and you can't face it; the other is when you're right and nobody else can face it. Criss Jami
Pride and power fall when the person falls, but discoveries of truth form legacies that can be built upon for generations. Criss Jami
I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man. D.L. Moody
When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of emotion, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity. Dale Carnegie
Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right. Ezra Taft Benson
Better to die on your feet than live on your knees. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand. Fred Allen
It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so Georges Bernanos
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
I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine. Jane Austen
Where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation. Jane Austen
I was given good principles, but left to follow them in pride and conceit. Jane Austen
Pride is a devastating sin and is complex. Most sins turn us away from God, but pride directly attacks God. It lifts us above and against God, seeking to dethrone Him by enthroning ourselves. Joel Beeke
It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride. John Ruskin
Pride may be allowed to this or that degree, else a man cannot keep up his dignity. John Selden
If a proud man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is that he keeps his at the same time. Jonathan Swift
Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I'd rather boast about the ones I've read. Jorge Luis Borges
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. Khalil Gibran
And I will break the pride of your strength and make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. Leviticus 26:19
Don't pretend to be what you're not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretence, it is a journey to self realization. Michael Bassey Johnson
A person is wise if he listens to millions of advice and doesn't implement any of it. Michael Bassey Johnson
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself. Michel de Montaigne
Whatever makes us feel superior to other people, whatever tempts us to convey a sense of superiority, that is the gravity of our sinful nature, not grace. Philip Yancey