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I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of pride.

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish author and scholar.

Pride is the mask of one's own faults.

Jewish proverb

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.

Emily Bronte (1818-1848) British novelist and poet.

Of all the marvelous works of God, perhaps the one angels view with the most supreme astonishment, is a proud man.

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.


We should be ashamed of our pride, but never proud of our shame.

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Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.

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There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.

Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677) Dutch Jewish philosopher.

Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity.

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