Favorite Quotations ~  Pride Inner Work

"If there is one characteristic that all great champions share, it's an enormous sense of pride. That's true in all walks of life. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world... and prove to themselves... just how good they are." ~ Nancy Lopez


It's better to be known by six people for something you're proud of than by 60 million for something you're not. ~ Albert Brooks

Pride...is the direct appreciation of oneself. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Though pride is not a virtue, it is the parent of many virtues. ~ Churton Collins

Let pride go afore, shame will follow after. ~ George Chapman

Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not so mortified mine. ~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Never let pride be your guiding principle. Let your accomplishments speak for you. ~ Morgan Freeman

Racial pride and self-dignity were emphasized in my family and community. ~ Rosa Parks

He that is proud eats up himself; pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle. ~ William Shakespeare

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. ~ Proverbs 16:18

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

There is a paradox in pride: it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

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

A little pride is a small thing to lose compared with honor. ~ Paul Greenberg

Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself. ~ Benedict De Spinoza, Ethics