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Pride Quotes

25 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
    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.
  4. #4
    “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.”
  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
    “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.”
  7. #7
    “Beware of pride and arrogance, Charles, for they may betray you.”
  8. #8
    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.
  1. #9
    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.
  2. #10
    “It is deeply satisfying to win a prize in front of a lot of people.”
  3. #11
    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.
  4. #12
    “We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.”
  5. #13
    “I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”
  6. #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…”
  7. #15
    Where others have failed, I will not fail.
  8. #16
    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.
  1. #17
    ″‘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.‘”
  2. #18
    No hunter of the sky should end his days as prey. Better to die on the wing than pinned to the ground.
  3. #19
    “I have the keenest mind that has ever been turned to unlawful pursuits . . . ”
  4. #20
    I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.
  5. #21
    “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. #22
    “Her love for him had been paltry and weak, easily crushed by her own pride.”
  7. #23
    “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.”
  8. #24
    “There’s not one wise man among twenty that will praise himself.”
  9. #25
    Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I’d strike the sun if it insulted me.
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