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Pride has always gone before a fall.

AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound

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, Pride and Prejudice

Proud men in old age learn to be wise.


I am Pride. I disdain to have any parents. I am like to Ovid's flea; I can creep into every corner of a wench; sometimes, like a perriwig, I sit upon her brow; or, like a fan of feathers, I kiss her lips; indeed, I do--what do I not? But, fie, what a scent is here! I'll not speak another word, except the ground were perfumed, and covered with cloth of arras.


Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues — faith and hope.

CHARLES DICKENS, Nicholas Nickleby

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.

EMILY BRONTË, Wuthering Heights

The greater your arrogance, the heavier God's revenge.


Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of man’s values, it has to be earned.

AYN RAND, Atlas Shrugged

"There is none like to me!" says the Cub in the pride of his earliest kill;
But the Jungle is large and the Cub he is small. Let him think and be still.


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