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Quotation 101

Posted in Random Thoughts on August 21, 2008 by michelle


“No one ever choked to death swallowing his pride”

“Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.”

“Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever. It implies a discovery of weakness, which we are more careful to conceal than a crime. Many a man will confess his crimes to a friend; but I never knew a man that would tell his silly weaknesses to his most intimate one.” Lord Chesterfield

“Women love the lie that saves their pride, but never an unflattering truth” Gertrude Franklin Atherton

~ Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals. ~

~ Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real ~ Thomas Merton

~ Shame is pride’s cloak. ~ William Blake

~ One may be humble out of pride. ~ Michel de Montaigne

~ One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs. ~ Josh Billings

~ Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin

~ Pride is the shirt of the soul, put on first and put off last ~ George Swinnock

~ Human pride is not worthwhile; there is always something lying in wait to take the wind out of it ~ Mark Twain

~ The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age. ~ George Santayana

~ Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity. ~ Vanna Bonta

~ Pride is the deadliest of sins, but I was bursting with pride ~ Jonathan Aitken

~ Pride is the mask we make of our faults ~ Hebrew Proverb

“it’s when you smile that you’re able to hide every damn pain you have inside…but it’s also when you smile that you create the biggest and most hurtful lie…”