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pride Quotes

61 of the best book quotes about pride
  1. #1
    “It is deeply satisfying to win a prize in front of a lot of people.”
  2. #2
    “Slavery, as we shall afterwards show, dishonors labor; it introduces idleness into society, and with idleness, ignorance and pride, luxury and distress. It enervates the powers of the mind, and benumbs the activity of man.”
  3. #3
    “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”
  4. #4
    ″‘Can you raise your back, or purr, or throw out sparks?’ said the tom cat.

    ‘No.’
    ‘Then you have no right to express an opinion when sensible people are speaking.‘”
  5. #5
    “The men were congratulating one another, talking about what they had accomplished; trying to piece together the sequence of events. They were the victors, happy, proud, full of themselves.”
  6. #6
    ″‘How did you become a chicken in the first place?’ Seth asked.
    ‘Pride made me careless,’ Grandma said. ‘A sobering reminder that none of us are immune to the dangers here, even when we imagine we have the upper hand.‘”
  7. #7
    “The Wolf strikes again!”
  8. #8
    “Hubris probably had something to do with it. Hall had become so adept at running climbers of all abilities up and down Everest that he got a little cocky, perhaps.”
  9. #9
    “He said, ‘Ignorance and power and pride are a deadly mixture, you know’
    ‘Sure are,’ I said. ‘Like matches in the hand of a three-year-old. Or automobiles in the hands of a sixteen-year-old. Or faith in God in the mind of a saint or a maniac. Or a nuclear arsenal in the hands of a movie character. Or even jumper cables and batteries in the hands of fools.‘”
  10. #10
    “He whom the flame of jealousy encompasseth, turneth at last, like the scorpion, the poisoned sting against himself.”

Books by Jane Austen

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Mansfield Park book
Ann Kronheimer, Jane Austen
Chapter book
Northanger Abbey book
Ann Kronheimer, Jane Austen
Chapter book
Pride and Prejudice book
Ann Kronheimer, Gill Tavner, Jane Austen
Chapter book
  1. #11
    “Is not wounded vanity the mother of all tragedies? Where, however, pride is wounded, there there groweth up something better than pride.”
  2. #12
    “It doesn’t seem far-fetched to speculate that because Hall had talked Hansen into coming back to Everest, it would have been especially hard for him to deny Hansen the summit a second time.”
  3. #13
    “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.”
  4. #14
    “Ye are only bridges: may higher ones pass over upon you! Ye signify steps: so do not upbraid him who ascendeth beyond you into HIS height!”
  5. #15
    “Apollyon looked down on Christian with eyes hooded with pride. ‘No prince worthy of his title releases his subjects easily, and I am no different. I am not ready to let you loose as yet; but since you have complained about your service and wages, let me encourage you to go back home. I personally promise that what our country can afford I will give you.’ Christian shook his head. ‘I can’t do that. You see, I have already yielded myself to another – even to the King of princes. How can I in all fairness go back with you?‘”
  6. #16
    “But inside himself he was proud of the Wart for staying out after a hawk, and prouder still to see that he had got it.”
  7. #17
    ″‘You act like I think I’m some big shot,’ Kendra said, ‘I think you’re projecting. I know I’m just a girl. Without the help of all the fairies I would have died last summer.’
    ‘False humility is more insulting than open pride!’ the fairy sniffed.”
  8. #18
    “A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches. I have done my best to make Nwoye grow into a man, but there is too much of his mother in him.”
  9. #19
    “Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements.”
  10. #20
    “Even as a little boy he had resented his father’s failure and weakness, and even now he still remembered how he had suffered when a playmate had told him that his father was agbala. That was how Okonkwo first came to know that agbala was not only another name for a woman, it could also mean a man who had taken to title.”
  1. #21
    “Pausing, he set down his things and began throwing punches to warm himself up. Wow, he hadn’t realized how fast his right had gotten! His left was pretty good too. He was a machine!”
  2. #22
    “Promoting self under the guise of promoting Christ is currently so common as to excite little notice.”
  3. #23
    “He would like to show his drawings to his dad, but he didn’t dare. When he was in first grade, he had told his dad that he wanted to be an artist when he grew up. He’d thought his dad would be pleased. He wasn’t.”
  4. #24
    It was how the face was acting—also studying the crowd. Fixed in concentration. Liesel felt herself pausing as she found the only face looking directly into the German spectators. It examined them with such purpose that people on either side of the book thief noticed and pointed him out.
  5. #25
    “Now the anger that arose in Wang Lung’s heart was an anger he had not known in al his life before, although as things had prospered with him and as men came to call him rich, he...had grown full of small sudden angers, and he was proud even in the town. But this anger now was the anger of one man against another man who steals away the loved woman, and when Wang Lung remembered that the other man was his own son, he was filled with a vomiting sickness.”
  6. #26
    “I have the keenest mind that has ever been turned to unlawful pursuits . . . ”
  7. #27
    “There are no words to contain all my wisdom. I am so cunning, crafty and clever, so filled with deceit, guile and chicanery, such a knave, so shrewd, cagey as well as calculating, as diabolical as I am vulpine, as tricky as I am untrustworthy…”
  8. #28
    No hunter of the sky should end his days as prey. Better to die on the wing than pinned to the ground.
  9. #29
    Where others have failed, I will not fail.
  10. #30
    “There’s not one wise man among twenty that will praise himself.”

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Off & Away book
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6.1
Tomorrow I'll Be Brave book
Picture book
6.0
The Art of Miss Chew book
Picture book
5.8
My Friend Maggie book
Picture book
5.6
Maisy Goes to a Show book
Picture book
5.5
Lottie & Walter book
Picture book
5.5
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell book
Picture book
5.5
  1. #31
    “But hunger is pride’s master.”
  2. #32
    The proud heart feels not terror nor turns to run and it is his own courage that kills him.
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    character
    Hektor
    concepts
    CourageDeathPride
  3. #33
    “If there’s anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.”
  4. #34
    “In the early ages of the world, according to the scripture chronology, there were no kings; the consequence of which was there were no wars; it is the pride of kings which throws mankind into confusion.”
  5. #35
    ″...all men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    characters
    CreonTeiresias
    concept
    Pride
  6. #36
    “Oh, it is hard to give in! But it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Creon
    concept
    Pride
  7. #37
    “If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse.”
  8. #38
    “Nothing as basic, or as serious, as the possibility of an animal escaping. Wu found it offensive to think that anyone would believe him capable of contributing to a system where such a thing could happen.”
  9. #39
    “We haven’t re-created the past here. The past is gone. It can never be re-created. What we’ve done is reconstruct the past—or at least a version of the past. And I’m saying we can make a better version.”
  10. #40
    “You see I think everything’s terrible anyhow, she went on . . . Everybody thinks so—the most advanced people. And I know. I’ve been everywhere and seen everything and done everything . . . Sophisticated—God, I’m sophisticated!”

Books about love

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More Than Balloons book
Board book
6.2
The Rag Coat book
Picture book
6.1
Spot Loves His Daddy book
Board book
6.0
Penguin and Pinecone book
Board book
6.0
The Trumpet of the Swan book
Chapter book
6.0
All the Places to Love book
Picture book
6.0
Three Little Words book
Picture book
6.0
Charlotte and the Rock book
Picture book
5.9
  1. #41
    “I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father snobbishly suggested, and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth.”
  2. #42
    “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.”
  3. #43
    “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.”
  4. #44
    “I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”
  5. #45
    “From the very beginning—from the first moment, I may almost say—of my acquaintance with you, your manners, impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish distain of the feelings of others, were such as to form the groundwork of the disapprobation on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world on whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry.”
  6. #46
    “We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.”
  7. #47
    I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
  8. #48
    “Beware of pride and arrogance, Charles, for they may betray you.”
  9. #49
    ″‘There are some upon this earth of yours,’ returned the Spirit, ‘who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us and all our kith and kin, as if they had never lived. Remember that, and charge their doings on themselves, not us.‘”
  10. #50
    Now, there were two possessions of the James Dillingham Youngs in which they both took a mighty pride. One was Jim’s gold watch that had been his father’s and his grandfather’s. The other was Della’s hair. Had the queen of Sheba lived in the flat across the airshaft, Della would have let her hair hang out the window some day to dry just to depreciate Her Majesty’s jewels and gifts.

Books about pride

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  1. #51
    Now, there were two possessions of the James Dillingham Youngs in which they both took a mighty pride. One was Jim’s gold watch that had been his father’s and his grandfather’s. . . . Had King Solomon been the janitor, with all his treasures piled up in the basement, Jim would have pulled out his watch every time he passed, just to see him pluck at his beard from envy.
  2. #52
    With that chain on his watch Jim might be properly anxious about the time in any company. Grand as the watch was, he sometimes looked at it on the sly on account of the old leather strap that he used in place of a chain.
  3. #53
    “Isn’t it a dandy, Jim? I hunted all over town to find it. You’ll have to look at the time a hundred times a day now.”
  4. #54
    Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I’d strike the sun if it insulted me.
  5. #55
    This made me reflect, how vain an attempt it is for a man to endeavor to do himself honor among those who are out of all degree of equality or comparison with him.
  6. #56
    “Her love for him had been paltry and weak, easily crushed by her own pride.”
  7. #57
    Yes, vanity is a weakness indeed. But pride - where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation.
  8. #58
    I was given good principles, but left to follow them in pride and conceit.
  9. #59
    “German youth, do not forget that you are a German.”
  10. #60
    “Your doctor Wu does not even know the names of the things he is creating. He cannot be bothered with such details as what the thing is called, let alone what it is.”
  11. #61
    “He became possessed of a great pride in himself, which communicated itself like a contagion to his physical being. It advertised itself in all his movements, was apparent in the play of every muscle, spoke plainly as speech in the way he carried himself.”
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