Brainy quotes on Pride

My pride fell with my fortunes.  William Shakespeare

The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.  Sholom Aleichem

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.  Khalil Gibran

Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.  William Penn

It’s a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.  Georges Bernanos

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 (American soldier 1820-1891)

Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect.  Eric Hoffer

Jim Crow was king… and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive.  Lou Brock

American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation, and much matter for regret and humiliation.  Herbert Croly

It is not the broken heart that kills, but broken pride, monseigneur.  Gilbert Parker

‘Being green’ is commendable, but I hope that people don’t take too much pride and self-adoration because they shut off the water when they brushed their teeth. The truth of the matter is, conservation alone will do little to save our planet.  Naveen Jain

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.  Edith Sitwell

‘Born this Way’ is about being yourself, and loving who you are and being proud.  Lady Gaga

Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride.  Joanna Baillie

I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.  Drew Barrymore

Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.  William Cowper

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