Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Was it not through pride that the devil became the devil? Christ wanted to serve. The devil wanted to rule.
Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.
We should be proud of our country when we have done something to be proud of, when we have lived up to our own standards. But the flip side of genuine pride is being able to recognize when we have fallen short, and to hold ourselves to account.
In the scriptures there is no such thing as righteous pride. It is always considered as a sin.
Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!
What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars.
Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded.
Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.