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Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.

Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.
When science discovers the center of the universe a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.
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.
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility.
Pride and poverty don't get along, but often live together.
The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand.
If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.
There is this paradox in pride -- it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
To be proud and inaccessible is to be timid and weak.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.
Whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble [James 4:6]
I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.
It ain't bragging if you can do it.
Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
I would not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity.
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.
Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. [Proverbs 16:18]
Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.
Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.
There are two sides to every question: my side and the wrong side.
Has God forgotten all I have done for Him.
The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick, or a self-destroying or ever murderous obsession.
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense.
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
The nobler the blood the less the pride.
Pride is the mask of one's own faults.
You cannot hold your head high with your hand out.
Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.
Swallow your pride occasionally, it's not fattening.
I am the greatest. Not only do I knock em out, I pick the round!
Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church. They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs.
He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with a proud man shall be like unto him. [Ecclesiasticus 13:1]
I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. [Luke 16:3]
It is my PRIDE, my damned, native, unconquerable Pride, that plunges me into Distraction. You must know that 19 - 20th of my Composition is Pride. I must either live a Slave, a Servant; to have no Will of my own, no Sentiments of my own which I may freely declare as such; --or DIE --perplexing alternative!
Of all the marvelous works of God, perhaps the one angels view with the most supreme astonishment, is a proud man.
A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator.
Pride the first peer and president of hell.
There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.
My family pride is something inconceivable. I can't help it. I was born sneering.
Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion. While nothing is so foolish and baseless.
There was one who thought himself above me, and he was above me until he had that thought.
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.
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Airs of importance are the credentials of impotence.
I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom --one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility.
There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.
Exclusiveness is a characteristic of recent riches, high society, and the skunk.
Where there are no tigers, a wild cat is very self-important.
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age.
Pride, like laudanum and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others.
Man, proud man, drest in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he's most assur d, glassy essence, like an angry ape, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven, as make the angels weep.
We should be ashamed of our pride, but never proud of our shame.
Swallowing your pride seldom leads to indigestion
Pride makes us esteem ourselves; vanity desires the esteem of others.
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
We rise in glory as we sink in pride.
Always think highly of yourself and take pride in whatever you do! Cant nobody dictate your future but you