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View Quote As proud as Lucifer.
View Quote Philip James Bailey, Festus (1813), scene A Country Town.
View Quote Pride, when permitted full sway, is the great undying cankerworm which gnaws the very vitals of a man's worldly possessions, let them be small or great, hundreds or millions.
View Quote P. T. Barnum. 'Sundry Business Enterprises', Ch XIV, The Life of P. T. Barnum (1855).
View Quote Ay, do despise me, I'm the prouder for it;I like to be despised.
View Quote Isaac Bickerstaffe, The Hypocrite (1768), Act V, scene 1.
View Quote Evil does not approach us as pride any more, but on the contrary as slumber, lassitude, concealment of the "I." … It may make us so quickly contented, that any definitive fire will die down. The venomous, breathtaking frigid mist seems able … to harden hearts and fill them with envy, obduracy and resentment, with bloody scorn for the divine image and light, with all the causes of the only true original sin, which is not wanting to be like God.
View Quote Ernst Bloch, Man on His Own (1959), B. Ashton, trans. (1970), p. 62.
View Quote As if true prideWere not also humble!
View Quote Robert Browning, In an Album.
View Quote Raalt looked as if he were swallowing something that went down hard and tasted bad. He was; it was his pride.
View Quote Stephen L. Burns, Taking Heart, in Marion Zimmer Bradley (ed.) Sword and Sorceress (1984), p. 74
View Quote They are proud in humility, proud in that they are not proud.
View Quote Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part I, Section II. Memb. 3. Subsect. 14.
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