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Pride Quotes

15 of the best book quotes about pride
  1. #1
    “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.”
  2. #2
    “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!”
  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
    “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.”
  5. #5
    “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.”
  6. #6
    “It is deeply satisfying to win a prize in front of a lot of people.”
  7. #7
    “Beware of pride and arrogance, Charles, for they may betray you.”
  8. #8
    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.
  9. #9
    “We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.”
  10. #10
    “I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”
  11. #11
    “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.”
  12. #12
    I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
  13. #13
    “I have the keenest mind that has ever been turned to unlawful pursuits . . . ”
  14. #14
    “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…”
  15. #15
    No hunter of the sky should end his days as prey. Better to die on the wing than pinned to the ground.
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