The 50 best phrases of pride

Pride is a feeling whose excess can lead us to make many mistakes but which, in its fair measure, can improve our self-esteem and drive us to improve as individuals.

Over time, there have been many celebrities who have spoken about pride at times, and from their opinions all of us can extract a large amount of advice that can be really very useful for our daily life.

That is why below you will have the opportunity to read a short selection with the 70 best pride phrases , some very interesting quotes with which you can discover how pride is a feeling that can be seen from a wide variety of points of view already at the same time be understood in many different ways.

1. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold. ( Thomas Jefferson )

As many people learn throughout their lives, being too proud can be something that ends up being downright expensive.

2. Proud people breed sadness for themselves. (Emily Brontë)

Sooner or later, anyone who is too proud ends up discovering that having that attitude is something that brings them much more displeasure than celebrations.

3. The only thing capable of comforting a man for the stupid things he does, is the pride that gives him doing them. ( Oscar Wilde )

In the vast majority of occasions it will always be our pride, the one that ends up causing us serious problems or at least introduces us to them.

4. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; And of course, as long as you look down, you can't see something that is above you. (CS Lewis)

Being too demanding with everyone around us is a way of being, which can be very harmful in the long run. We should never wish for others what we do not wish for ourselves.

5. It is better to lose pride with someone you love, instead of losing that being you love because of your useless pride. (John Ruskin)

We should never get away from all those people we love, although to achieve this we sometimes have to get rid of all our pride.

6. I could easily forgive your pride, if you hadn't mortified mine. (Jane Austen in a phrase from her famous book Pride and Prejudice)

Our own pride can often lead us to make bad decisions, we must not allow it to end up taking control over our lives.

7. Pride must die in you, or nothing in heaven can live in you. (Andrew Murray)

Only by getting rid of all our bad emotions will we be able to become in the future, the best possible version of ourselves.

8. We are rarely proud when we are alone. (Voltaire)

Nobody knows us better than ourselves and that is why, in practice, we cannot show ourselves as someone proud when there is no one around us observing us.

9. Time and time again, the pride of man influences your own downfall. (Criss Jami)

Pride is an emotion that can easily lead us to underestimate our rival, which is why we must never allow it to lead us to make hasty decisions.

10. Leave your pride, your ego, and your narcissism elsewhere. The reactions of those parts of you will reinforce the most primitive fears of your children. (Henry Cloud)

As every educator knows very well, a bad attitude on our part will have a direct impact on the character that our children will possess tomorrow.

11. During my childhood I only longed to be loved. Every day I thought about how to take my life, even though, deep down, I was already dead. Only pride saved me. (Coco Chanel)

Pride is an emotion that can greatly boost our self-esteem. Every person should always have minimum levels of personal pride.

12. Every rooster is proud of his manure. (John Heywood)

It is very common that as people we value our own work above the work done by another person when, most likely, both tasks have been performed at a very similar level.

13. If we did not have our own pride, we would never lament the pride of others. (Duke of la Rochefoucauld)

Our pride is the feeling that often leads us to think that we are better than all those men and women who surround us.

14. The noblest man is worthy but not proud; the lower one is proud, but not worthy. (Confucius)

Only by abandoning our pride will we become better people in the future than we were in the past.

15. He who is proud eats himself: pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle. (William Shakespeare)

As Shakespeare so well tells us in this quote, pride is the strongest feeling that egotistical people have.

16. Pride raises its head when everyone around you has their heads bowed. Courage is what makes you do it. (Bryce Courtenay)

Thanks to their own pride, some men have been able to show that the human being, sooner or later, always ends up revealing himself against injustice.

17. Pride builds up a small kingdom and acts as sovereign in it. (William Hazlitt)

Pride can make us lose our perspective on reality and can sometimes make us believe that as individuals we are more important than we really are.

18. Pride is the mother of arrogance.

Pride and arrogance are two emotions that often go hand in hand. If in our personal life we ​​allow ourselves to be carried away by them, we will probably encounter more than one problem in the future.

19. All cemeteries are full of people who were considered essential. (Georges Clemenceau)

The end will always be the same for all of us, no matter how many personal achievements or how much wealth we have managed to accumulate in the course of our lives.

20. Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying. (Saint Vincent of Paul)

Humility will always be something that allows us to evolve as individuals while pride is a very negative emotion that will probably end up anchoring us forever in the past.

21. One sticks to one opinion because he is proud to have come by himself, and another because he has gone to great pains to learn and is proud to have grasped it: and both do it out of vanity. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

In its fair measure, pride can help us go very far, but being too proud, we will most likely be, perhaps without knowing it, harming ourselves.

22. When you feel nervous, remember your pride.

We all have virtues of which in one way and another we can be proud, we should learn to remember them every time we are going through a difficult personal moment.

23. The boys were very proud, you always have to let them think that they are good at things. (Diane Zahler)

As parents we must know how to promote those more positive attitudes that our children have and the only way to achieve this is by letting them feed their pride.

24. Our character gets us into trouble, but it is our pride that keeps us in it. (Aesop)

Not acknowledging our mistakes is an attitude that will not allow us to move forward in our life, we must be very aware that everyone sometimes makes mistakes.

25. Pride is the first of tyrants, but also the first of consolations. (Charles Ducios)

As human beings we all possess a certain amount of pride, how we manage it is really what sets us apart from one another.

26. For the proud, the least rejection or disappointment is the last indignity. (William Hazlitt)

Pride is a feeling that you have to be very careful with because it has the ability to turn us into very unhappy people if we allow it.

27. A proud man is extremely difficult to please, because he always expects too much from others. (Richard Baxter)

As human beings, we should learn to value all those acts that others selflessly perform for us, regardless of whether they meet our expectations or, unfortunately, to our regret, they do not.

28. Humility and pride will fight forever when or wherever love is concerned. (Jeremy Aldana)

As men and women we all have a constant internal battle between our pride and our humility, but it should be remembered that it will always ultimately depend on our personality which of the two sides ends up winning.

29. A real man keeps his pride. (Gonzalo Torrente Ballester)

Knowing how to minimize our pride is a very interesting ability that undoubtedly not all people possess, which is why in modern society, the particular fact of knowing how to control or at least greatly reduce our own pride is often rewarded to a great extent.

30. The pride of the humble consists in always talking about themselves; the pride of the great, in never talking about themselves. ( Voltaire )

He who has accomplished great deeds should never boast of it because in this way he will show us two things: to be a humble person and to have great control over his pride.

31. Since God humbled himself for man's sake, man should be ashamed for being proud. (Saint Augustine of Hippo)

The one who is too proud always ends up being harmed, on the other hand, the person who shows humility in most occasions usually ends up fulfilling his objectives.

32. Pride is the same in all men, only the means and the way of manifesting it vary. (François de la Rochefoucauld)

Rochefoucauld knew very well that all people possess at least a minimum amount of pride regardless of their level of personal wealth or their importance within a certain social scale.

33. Learning to live with less pride has been a great investment in my future. (Katerina Stoykova Klemer)

Pride is something that many times makes us very unhappy to know how to get rid of it, even if it seems painful initially, it may actually be a first step towards our authentic happiness.

34. Pride is a wound and vanity is the scab. Life chooses the scab to open the wound over and over again. In men, it is rarely cured and often becomes septic. (Michael Ayrton)

There are many people who find it difficult to put aside their pride, although those who do, discover that their lives were not really as negative as perhaps they previously thought.

35. If you are a proud man, you should love solitude: the proud are always alone. (Loved nerve)

In this quote from Amado Nervo we can discover what is undoubtedly a great reality: Those most proud men and women very commonly end up losing all those people they love in the course of their lives.

36. The man only pretends pretexts to live, that is, to elaborate an image of his pride. (Edgar Faure)

Only by learning to accept life as it is, can we begin to improve it over time.

37. Human pride knows how to invent the most serious names to hide its own ignorance. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Excuses will never change the person we really are and the defects that we have, because as is known, the first step to learn from our mistakes will always be to recognize them.

38. He who takes pride in his knowledge is as if he were blind in broad daylight. (Benjamin Franklin)

He who boasts of his knowledge shows a kind of attitude that will probably end up showing others many of his own intellectual shortcomings.

39. Pride doesn't like duty, and self-love doesn't like paying. (François de La Rochefoucauld)

Pride can be a first step towards hypocrisy, although lies, no matter how much we repeat them, will never change reality.

40. Nothing is so low and vile as being haughty with the humble. (Lucio Anneo Seneca)

The man who usually appears as someone proud is something very likely that with his attitude, he is simply trying to camouflage his own insecurities from others.

40. Nothing is so low and vile as being haughty with the humble. (Lucio Anneo Seneca)

The man who usually appears as someone proud is something very likely that with his attitude, he is simply trying to camouflage his own insecurities from others.

41. We can be proud of what we have done, but we should be much more proud of what we have not done. That pride is yet to be invented. (Émile Cioran)

The fact of not making mistakes is also something that we can all be proud of, although many people, as Emile Cioran tells us in this quote, still seem to have not discovered that kind of pride.

42. The brightness of the man walking proudly under the sky is reduced to nothing. (Aeschylus)

As many of us discover throughout our lives, in most situations, being proud is something that will not make it easier for us to achieve our goals.

43. The walls of pride are high and wide. You can't see the other side. (Bob Dylan)

Pride tends to blind all those who possess it on most occasions and it is even very possible that this blindness ends up turning them into extremely unhappy people.

44. Pride ate breakfast with abundance, dined with poverty, and dined with infamy. (Benjamin Franklin)

As it is usually said, whoever goes wrong ends up badly and we should know that pride can be one of the most direct paths that we can all choose towards our own perdition.

45. God demolishes the thrones of the proud and enthrons the humble in their place. (Apocrypha)

Only by having a humble attitude and a lot of patience will we be able to fulfill our objectives, instead pride must be banished from our lives if we want the future to be really benign.

46. ​​Pride is fine, but a sausage is a sausage. (Terry Pratchett)

No matter how proud we are of a certain personal achievement, we must always be pragmatic men and women because it is the path that we all must take, if we want to become truly humble people in the future.

47. If I only had one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride. (Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

In order for society as a whole to be more prosperous, we must all put our pride aside because otherwise, we can never leave our personal interests forever in the past.

48. Free at last, they took your life; They couldn't take away your pride (U2)

There are many people who throughout history have preferred to die than lose their pride, although it would be very interesting if we all learned to correctly differentiate the person who is proud from the person who is brave.

49. The tyrant is a son of pride.

Tyrants always tend to appear to the public as someone proud and haughty, an attitude that has proven to be very effective if we want to hide our insecurities from third parties.

50. Yes, I will try to be. Because I think it is a pride not to be. (Antonia Porchia)

We can all be partly proud of the person we are, regardless of our social rank or purchasing power.

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