Pride quotes

  • There's a lot of pride that business owners have. It's actually really critical that pride and ownership extends to everyone in the organization. I think of everyone is in the same boat in driving the company forward.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Pride #Thinking #Organization

  • The Land of Israel will be small, but the people of Israel will make it great. Not in opulence, but in eminence will their destiny be fulfilled, and the elixir of their pride will be distilled not out of dominion or far-flung borders, but out of the faithful and skillful building of the good society.
    -- Abba Hillel Silver

    #Pride #Destiny #Israel

  • Wherever I am, I see the yoke on women in some form or another. On some it sits easy for they are but beasts of burden. On others pride hushes them to silence; no complaint is made for they scorn pity or sympathy. On some it galls and chafes; they feel assured by every instinct of their nature that they were designed for a higher, nobler calling than to 'drag life's lengthening chain along.
    -- Abby May Alcott

    #Pride #Silence #Yoke

  • I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Memories #Father #Pride

  • Pride in the case of a rich man is bad, but pride in the case of a poor man is worse.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Pride #Men #Rich

  • I take pride in my music, I feel like it actually does something for people personally, in their personal lives, so it's real music and it helps people get through things like I was able to get through things.
    -- Ace Hood

    #Real #Pride #People

  • Offspring were a joy or a shame, but still the crown of their elders, nature's unpredictable creatures.
    -- Achy Obejas

    #Pride #Joy #Crowns

  • Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Humility #Pride #Assuming

  • In this hour I would ask of the Lord God only this: that, as in the past, so in the years to come He would give His blessing to our work and our action, to our judgement and our resolution, that He will safeguard us from all false pride and from all cowardly servility, that he may grant to us to find the straight path which His Providence has ordained for the German people, and that he may ever give us the courage to do the right, never to falter, never to yield before any violence, before any danger.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Pride #Blessing #Past

  • Pride in one's own race - and that does not imply contempt for other races - is also a normal and healthy sentiment. I have never regarded the Chinese or the Japanese as being inferior to ourselves. They belong to ancient civilizations, and I admit freely that their past history is superior to our own. They have the right to be proud of their past, just as we have the right to be proud of the civilization to which we belong. Indeed, I believe the more steadfast the Chinese and the Japanese remain in their pride of race, the easier I shall find it to get on with them.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Believe #Pride #Past

  • A true disciple inquires not whether a fact is agreeable to his own reason.His pride has yielded to the divine testimony.
    -- Adoniram Judson

    #Pride #Facts #Reason

  • I have a lot of passion. I have a lot of pride. I think I do get that from my family. But you can be driven and be nice.
    -- Aerin Lauder

    #Nice #Passion #Pride

  • Human prosperity never rests but always craves more, till blown up with pride it totters and falls. From the opulent mansions pointed at by all passers-by none warns it away, none cries, 'Let no more riches enter!'.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Fall #Pride #Riches

  • It would be an endless battle if it were all up to ego because it does not destroy and is not destroyed by itself It is like a wave it makes itself up, it rushes forward getting nowhere really it crashes, withdraws and makes itself up again pulls itself together with pride towers with pride rushes forward into imaginary conquest crashes in frustration withdraws with remorse and repentance pulls itself together with new resolution
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Pride #Frustration #Ego

  • You were a stray cat, strutting so free and full of pride. But I could see your open wound. And without really thinking I just chalked it up to another cool thing about you. I never realized how much you hurt.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Hurt #Cat #Pride

  • One thing I've learned, in the face of all kinds of indignities, domestic workers take so much pride in their work and love the children they care for.
    -- Ai-jen Poo

    #Children #Pride #And Love

  • Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.
    -- Alain-Rene Lesage

    #Pride #Men #Sin

  • 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

    #Pride #Creative #Peaceful

  • I guess those of us who have been with NASA ... kind of understand the tremendous excitement and thrills and celebrations and national pride that went with the Apollo program is just something you're not going to create again, probably until we go to Mars.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Pride #Apollo #Mars

  • According to my observations, mankind are among the most easily tamable and domesticable of all creatures in the animal world . They are readily reducible to submission, so readily conditionable (to coin a word) as to exhibit an almost incredibly enduring patience under restraint and oppression of the most flagrant character. So far are they from displaying any overweening love of freedom that they show a singular contentment with a condition of servitorship, often showing a curious canine pride in it, and again often simply unaware that they are existing in that condition.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Character #Pride #Animal

  • As far as I know, I have no pride of opinion.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Pride #Opinion

  • There is, as yet, no sense of pride in the husbandry of wild plants and animals, no sense of shame in the proprietorship of a sick landscape. We tilt windmills in behalf of conservation in convention halls and editorial offices, but on the back forty we disclaim even owning a lance.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Pride #Animal #Land

  • I take pride in being one of the tougher guys helping the team pressure and there were so many times when I was watching the games that it just killed me inside. Sometimes I couldn't watch and would just walk around the top level of the stadium.
    -- Alecko Eskandarian

    #Team #Pride #Games

  • What is it in absinthe that makes it a separate cult? The effects of its abuse are totally distinct from those of other stimulants. Even in ruin and in degradation it remains a thing apart: its victims wear a ghastly aureole all their own, and in their peculiar hell yet gloat with a sinister perversion of pride that they are not as other men.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Pride #Men #Abuse

  • I remember thinking, without pride of self-pity, that I was not rich or poor, that I wasn't good or bad. But that was difficult: to be neither good nor bad. It seemed to me, in the end, the same as being bad.
    -- Alejandro Zambra

    #Pride #Thinking #Self

  • Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Heart #Pride #Pigs

  • Oh I love gadgets and I pride myself on keeping at the cutting edge of technology.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Pride #Cutting #Technology

  • Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man's erring judgement, and misguide the mind, What the weak head with strongest bias rules, Is PRIDE, the never-failing vice of fools.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Failure #Pride #Men

  • Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will trust, Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Character #Pride #Dust

  • In pride, in reas'ning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the bless'd abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Lying #Angel #Pride

  • Thus unlamented pass the proud away, The gaze of fools and pageant of a day; So perish all, whose breast ne'er learn'd to glow For others' good, or melt at others' woe.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Pride #Proud #Woe

  • Pride, where wit fails, steps in to our defence, and fills up all the mighty void of sense.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Pride #Void #Steps

  • Ask for what end the heavenly bodies shine, Earth for whose use? Pride answers, 'Tis for mine For me kind nature wakes her genial power, Suckles each herb, and spreads out every flower.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Flower #Pride #Shining

  • At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Pride #Littles #Trifles

  • Trace Science, then, with Modesty thy guide, First strip off all her equipage of Pride, Deduct what is but Vanity or Dress, Or Learning's Luxury or idleness, Or tricks, to show the stretch of the human brain Mere curious pleasure or ingenious pain.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Pain #Science #Pride

  • Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Pride #Vices #Fool

  • Pride's chickens have bonny feathers, but they are an expensive brood to rear. They eat up everything, and are always lean when brought to market.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Pride #Chickens #Feathers

  • There is nothing wrong with you just because you haven't yet met people who share your interests or outlook on life. Unless you are doing something unhealthy or destructive, take pride in your beliefs, passions, and values. Know that you will eventually meet people who will appreciate you for being you.
    -- Alexandra Robbins

    #Passion #Pride #People

  • I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Happiness #Pride #Thinking

  • Be good, be young, be true! Evil is nothing but vanity, let us have the pride of good, and above all let us never despair.
    -- Alexandre Dumas-fils

    #Pride #Vanity #Evil

  • 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

    #Believe #Pride #Thinking

  • I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls, With vassals and serfs at my side, And of all who assembled within those walls, That I was the hope and the pride.
    -- Alfred Bunn

    #Wall #Pride #Sides

  • In that instant they felt an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment. Though they had failed dismally even to come close to the expedition's original objective, they knew now that somehow they had done much, much more than ever they set out to do.
    -- Alfred Lansing

    #Pride #Accomplishment #Done

  • Ring out false pride in place and blood, The civic slander and the spite; Ring in the love of truth and right, Ring in the common love of good. Ring out old shapes of foul disease; Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of peace.
    -- Alfred the Great

    #New Year #War #Pride

  • For in prosperity a man is often puffed up with pride, whereas tribulations chasten and humble him through suffering and sorrow. In the midst of prosperity the mind is elated, and in prosperity a man forgets himself; in hardship he is forced to reflect on himself, even though he be unwilling. In prosperity a man often destroys the good he has done; amidst difficulties he often repairs what he long since did in the way of wickedness.
    -- Alfred the Great

    #Humble #Pride #Men

  • Put aside your pride, Set down your arrogance, And remember your grave.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Wisdom #Islamic #Pride

  • Two things cause people to be destroyed: fear of poverty and seeking superiority through pride.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Pride #Two #People

  • Pride is a funny thing; it can make what is truly worthless appear to be a treasure.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Pride #Funny Things #Treasure

  • Quite often I have been faced with people who were praised and admired for their talents and their achievements... According to prevailing attitudes, these people-the pride and joy of their parents-should have had a strong and stable sense of self-assurance. But the case is exactly the opposite... Whenever they suddenly get the feeling they have failed to live up to some ideal image or have not measured up to some standard, then they are plagued by anxiety or deep feelings of guilt and shame. What are the reasons for such disturbances in these competent, accomplished people?
    -- Alice Miller

    #Strong #Attitude #Pride

  • A man who lifts his chin in pride will fail to see the chasm at his feet.
    -- Alison Goodman

    #Pride #Men #Feet

  • Would anyone choose Hell over Heaven? YES! Why? Pride. They don't want to go in the only way you can go in, on your knees. They don't want to admit they are a failure, that their life is a mess.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Christian #Pride #Heaven

  • Always be prepared; always work hard and take pride in your work no matter what it is. I still follow that advice and have already tried to pass it on to my children. They, of course, ignored me.
    -- Allen Covert

    #Children #Hard Work #Pride

  • I don't look to a man to get pride in myself. It's not about having a black president, it's about having a good president, and I think that's the most important thing.
    -- Allen West

    #Pride #Men #Thinking

  • 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

    #School #Pride #America

  • Certain old men prefer to rise at dawn, taking a cold bath and a long walk with an empty stomach and otherwise mortifying the flesh. They then point with pride to these practices as the cause of their sturdy health and ripe years; the truth being that they are hearty and old, not because of their habits, but in spite of them. The reason we find only robust persons doing this thing is that it has killed all the others who have tried it.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Crazy #Pride #Men

  • Nearly all the Gauls are of a lofty stature, white, and of ruddy complexion; terrible from the sternness of their eyes, very quarrelsome, and of great pride and insolence. A whole troop of foreigners would not be able to withstand a single Gaul if he called his wife to his assistance, who is usually very strong, and with blue eyes
    -- Ammianus Marcellinus

    #Strong #Eye #Pride

  • You can have pride in what you do each day, but not arrogance in what you were born with.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Pride #Arrogance #Each Day

  • Libraries are the pride of the city.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Pride #Cities #Library

  • My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying that I can’t be loved as I am.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Pride #Worry #Talent

  • Again I take a taxi to Clichy address, but feel that I do not want to go on loving Henry more actively than he loves me (having realized that nobody will ever love me in that overabundant, overexpressive, overthoughtful, overhuman way I love people), and so I will wait for him. So I ask taxi driver to drop me at the Galeries Lafayette, where I begin to look for a new hat and to shop for Christmas. Pride? I don't know. A kind of wise retreat. I need people too much. So I bury my gigantic defect, my overflow of love, under trivialities, like a child. I amuse myself with a new hat.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Wise #Children #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

    #Jobs #Pride #Nails

  • Pride is bad, stress is good. I don't want to feel confident. I want to feel rage. Endless, all consuming rage.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Stress #Pride #Want

  • When intelligent people pride themselves on not understanding, it is quite natural they should succeed better than fools.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Pride #Thoughtful #Intelligent

  • Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.
    -- Andrew Murray

    #Humility #Pride #Heaven

  • Humility, the place of entire dependence on God, is the first duty and the highest virtue of the creature, and the root of every virtue. And so pride, or the loss of this humility, is the root of every sin and evil.
    -- Andrew Murray

    #Humility #Pride #Loss

  • Then I repeated these words to my spirits: 'Leave me be; give me peace; and let me do the work of my life. I will never forget you.' Something about that incantation was particularly appealing to me. 'I will never forget you'-- as though one had to address the pride of the spirits, as though one wanted them to feel good about being exorcised.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Pride #Giving #Feel Good

  • Dance allows confidence to grow and inhibitions to fall away, and I pride myself on building people's confidence.
    -- Andrew Stone

    #Fall #Pride #People

  • We rise in glory as we sink in pride.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Pride #Glory

  • I manage because I have to. Because I've no other way out. Because I've overcome the vanity and pride of being different, I've understood that they are a pitiful defense against being different. Because I've understood that the sun shines differently when something changes. The sun shines differently, but it will continue to shine, and jumping at it with a hoe isn't going to do anything.
    -- Andrzej Sapkowski

    #Pride #Vanity #Jumping

  • We Scots have a fierce pride in the things we do that others can never appreciate. I am the British No. 1, but I would prefer to be the British No. 1 from Scotland every time.
    -- Andy Murray

    #Pride #Scotland #Appreciate

  • If we remind ourselves of the fact that every fifth American today rightly points and perhaps also with a certain degree of pride to his German ancestry or her German ancestry, we can safely say that we, indeed, share common roots.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Pride #Roots #Degrees

  • All the seven deadly sins are self destroying, morbid appetites, but in their early stages at least, lust and gluttony, averice and sloth know some gratification, while anger and pride have power, even though that power eventually destroys itself. Envy is impotent, numbed with fear, never ceasing in its appetite, and it knows no gratification, but endless self torment. It has the ugliness of a trapped rat, which gnaws its own foot in an effort to escape.
    -- Angus Wilson

    #Pride #Self #Feet

  • All prejudices, whether of race, sect or sex, class pride and caste distinctions are the belittling inheritance and badge of snobs and prigs.
    -- Anna Julia Cooper

    #Sex #Pride #Race

  • And when midst fallen London, they survey The stone where Alexander's ashes lay, Shall own with humbled pride the lesson must By Time's slow finger written in the dust.
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Time #Pride #Dust

  • Let us confess a truth, humiliating to human pride; - a very small part only of the opinions of the coolest philosopher are the result of fair reasoning; the rest are formed by his education, his temperament, by the age in which he lives, by trains of thought directed to a particular track through some accidental association - in short, by prejudice.
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Pride #Track #Age

  • How is it that, a full two centuries after Jane Austen finished her manuscript, we come to the world of Pride and Prejudice and find ourselves transcending customs, strictures, time, mores, to arrive at a place that educates, amuses, and enthralls us? It is a miracle. We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else's mind.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Dream #Reading #Pride

  • It is reported of the peacock that priding himself in his gay feathers he ruffles them up; but spying his black feet he soon lets fall his plumes. So he that glories in his gifts and adornings should look upon his corruptions, and that will damp his high thoughts.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Fall #Pride #Gay

  • I found that stiffly saluting member, of which he was so proud, rather frightening, and to tell the truth I found his pride slightly comical. I thought that that must be embarrassing for him, and thought how much more pleasant it was to be a girl. That, by the way, is an opinion I still hold today.
    -- Anne Desclos

    #Girl #Pride #Kinky

  • These days cry out, as never before, for us to pay attention, so we can move through them and get our joy and pride back.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Moving #Pride #Joy

  • The mix in our rooms is so touching: the clutter and the cracks in the wall belie a bleakness or brokenness in our lives; while photos and a few rare objects show our pride, our rare shining moments ... these rooms are future ruins
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Wall #Pride #Shining

  • The false pride of perennial celebration, of wearing flag lapel pins while betraying the values that the flag stands for, is like the self-esteem curriculum for toddlers, where everything is praised and no achievement ultimately has meaning.
    -- Anne-Marie Slaughter

    #Self Esteem #Pride #Achievement

  • We should be proud of our country when we have done something to be proud of, when we have lived up to our own standards. But the flip side of genuine pride is being able to recognize when we have fallen short, and to hold ourselves to account.
    -- Anne-Marie Slaughter

    #Country #Pride #Done

  • Patriotism demands the ability to feel shame as much as to feel pride.
    -- Anne-Marie Slaughter

    #Pride #Demand #Shame

  • If you are a housewife, take pride in that.
    -- Anthea Turner

    #Pride #Housewife

  • Rock Hudson let his gay agent marry him off to his secretary because he didn't want people to get the right idea.
    -- Anthony Perkins

    #Pride #Gay #Rocks

  • Service rivalry leads to service pride, which is good for building morale and esprit.
    -- Anthony Zinni

    #Pride #Building #Rivalry

  • To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Pride #Men #Sight

  • I know a planet where there is a certain red-faced gentleman. He has never smelled a flower. He has never looked at a star. He has never loved any one. He has never done anything in his life but add up figures. And all day he says over and over, just like you: 'I am busy with matters of consequence!' And that makes him swell up with pride. But he is not a man - he is a mushroom!
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Stars #Flower #Pride

  • Man prides himself on being the only animal who can modify his nature, yet when he chooses to do so he is called a phony.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Pride #Men #Animal

  • The seven deadly sins of the Christian Church are: greed, pride, envy, anger, gluttony, lust, and sloth. Satanism advocates indulging in each of these 'sins' as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Christian #Pride #Emotional

  • What's required of me in the field is to feel,' Stirton says with emphasis. 'And trying to take that feeling and put it in a form that communicates a particular set of emotions or circumstances - whether that involves depicting masculine pride, or a particular kind of suffering, or love, or closeness - my primary job is to feel and to try to put that feeling into some kind of visual form. My goal is to get to the heart of each story, you know? I’m trying to evolve in my work.
    -- Antonella Gambotto-Burke

    #Jobs #Heart #Pride

  • Nothing gives us greater pride than the importance of India's scientific and engineering colleges, or the army of Indian scientists at organizations such as Microsoft and NASA. Our temples are not the god-encrusted shrines of Varanasi, but Western scientific institutions like Caltech and MIT, and magazines like 'Nature' and 'Scientific American.
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Pride #Army #College

  • If there is anything in life in which I take a pardonable pride, it is my friendship for certain old woodsmen and hunters; obscure men, as far as the world is concerned, but faithful friends, loyal comrades.
    -- Archibald Rutledge

    #Pride #Men #Faithful

  • Those who merely possess the goods of fortune may be haughty and insolent; . . . they try to imitate the great-souled man without being really like him, and only copy him in what they can, reproducing his contempt for others but not his virtuous conduct. For the great-souled man is justified in despising other people - his estimates are correct; but most proud men have no good ground for their pride.
    -- Aristotle

    #Pride #Men #People

  • The pain that you hold is yours. There is not a single pain quite like it. Nobody else on God's green earth can feel this pain, or have the indescribable feeling of pride you will have when you overcome it. This pain is not your curse; this pain is your privilege.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Pain #Pride #Feelings

  • There are too many black players. Italy has no dignity, no pride.
    -- Arrigo Sacchi

    #Pride #Player #Black

  • The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries.
    -- Art Modell

    #Football #Team #Pride

  • I wish more of us could understand that our increasing isolation, no matter how much it seems to express pride and self-affirmation, is not the answer to our problems. Rather, the answer is a revival of our ancient commitment to God, who rules over all the peoples of the world and exalts no one over any other, and to the moral and spiritual values which were once legendary in America. We must reach out our hand in friendship both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
    -- Arthur Ashe

    #Spiritual #Commitment #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

    #Pride #Envy #Income

  • Pride, like laudanum and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large, quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others.
    -- Arthur Frederick Saunders

    #Encouragement #Hard Work #Pride