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It is my PRIDE, my damn d, native, unconquerable Pride, that plunges me into Distraction. You must know that 19 --20th of my Composition is Pride. I must either live a Slave, a Servant; to have no Will of my own, no Sentiments of my own which I may freely declare as such; --or DIE --perplexing alternative!
~ Thomas Chatterton

 

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

 

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Man, proud man, drest in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he's most assur d, glassy essence, like an angry ape, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven, as make the angels weep.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
~ T. S. Eliot

 

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My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.
~ W. S. Gilbert

 

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Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.
~ Jesse Jackson

 

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No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
~ Booker T. Washington

 

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Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion. While nothing is so foolish and baseless.
~ Josiah Gilbert Holland

 

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Of all the marvelous works of God, perhaps the one angels view with the most supreme astonishment, is a proud man.
~ Charles Caleb Colton

 

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Pride and poverty don't get along, but often live together.
~ Proverb

 

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Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
~ Thomas Jefferson

 

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Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
~ Henry Bolingbroke

 

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Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

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Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
~ Joseph Addison

 

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Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity.
~ Anonymous

 

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Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.
~ Fulton John Sheen

 

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Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
~ Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza

 

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Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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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

 

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