If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.
Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.
Instead of bucking your head against a stone wall … sit quietly with hands folded and wait for the wall to crumble. If you're willing to wait an eternity, it may happen in the twinkling of an eye. For walls often give way quicker than the proud spirit which rules us. Don't sit and pray that it will happen! Just sit and watch it happen.
Alas, I know if I ever became truly humble, I would be proud of it.
I think that when enough time has passed, when you've survived that which you didn't imagine you could, there's a dignity in that. Something you can own. A pride in knowing the pain made you stronger. The pain made you fight to succeed. Someday, when I'm living my dreams, I'm going to think of all the things that broke my heart and I'm going to be thankful for them.
—Mia Sheridan in Kyland
Quality is pride of workmanship.
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Pride sullies the noblest character.
The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion.
Pride is a powerful narcotic, but it doesn't do much for the auto-immune system.