45 Quotes About Pride and Arrogance

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We hear the words pride and arrogance and automatically assume the worst. Not all cases of pride bad. However, a behavior pattern that is built around these types of qualities primarily will eventually result in destruction. Here are some great quotes about pride and arrogance that are important to remember.

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”

“A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”

“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.”

“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.””

“Certainly the most destructive vice if you like, that a person can have. More than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins – is self pity.”

“Close some doors today. not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere.”

“Do not be taken in or flattered by your own success or fame. Take not only as to whether or not the old creation, including everything which comes by birth, has gone through the cross. ”

“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”

“For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.”

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”

“God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.”

“Greed, envy, sloth, pride and gluttony: these are not vices anymore. No, these are marketing tools. Lust is our way of life.”

“I am not proud, but I am happy; and happiness blinds, I think, more than pride.”

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”

“I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.”

“I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man. ”

“I would always rather be happy than dignified.”

“If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.”

“I’m so proud of you that it makes me proud of me. I hope you know that.”

“In our proud love affair with ourselves we pour contempt, whether we know it or not, on the worth of God’s glory. As our pride pours contempt upon God’s glory, His righteousness obliges Him to pour wrath upon our pride. ”

“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.”

“It often occurs that pride and selfishness are muddled with strength and independence. They are neither equal nor similar; in fact, they are polar opposites.”

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. ”

“Let others pride themselves about how many pages they have written; I’d rather boast about the ones I’ve read.”

“Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.”

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

“Nothing disciplines the inordinate desires of the flesh like service, and nothing transforms the desires of the flesh like serving in hiddenness. The flesh whines against service but screams against hidden service.”

“Pride builds walls between people, humility builds bridges. ”

“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man… It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest.”

“Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

“Pride is at the bottom of a great many errors and corruptions, and even of many evil practices, which have a great show and appearance of humility.”

“The act of self-denial seems to confer on us the right to be harsh and merciless toward others. The impression somehow prevails that the true believer, particularly the religious individual, is a humble person.”

“The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.”

“The impression somehow prevails that the true believer, particularly the religious individual, is a humble person. The truth is that the surrendering and humbling of the self breeds pride and arrogance.”

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.”

“The way we respond to criticism pretty much depends on the way we respond to praise. If praise humbles us, then criticism will build us up. But if praise inflates us, then criticism will crush us; and both responses lead to our defeat.”

“There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: one is when you’re wrong and you can’t face it; the other is when you’re right and nobody else can face it.”

“There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.”

“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.”

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like.”

“Turbulent, discontented men of quality, in proportion as they are puffed up with personal pride and arrogance, generally despise their own order.”

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain.”

“Whatever makes us feel superior to other people, whatever tempts us to convey a sense of superiority, that is the gravity of our sinful nature, not grace.”

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity.”

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.”

A prideful individual that likes to exalt his greatness to others will be left alone to his own ignorance.