Pride is a double edged sword. One side is good and the other, well, not so good. Here are some provocative thoughts on pride for Friday Filosophy #2016-8. Since our focus is on learning, remember that pride can be the enemy of attaining knowledge. On the other hand, pride in our work can push us to achieve more.
A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
Henry Ward Beecher
Concept is God’s gift to little men.
Some of the proudest and most arrogant people I have known were morons and paupers, while some of the most wonderful and humble were wealthy.
A great business success was probably never attained by chasing the dollar but is due to pride in one’s work – the pride that makes business an art.
Henry L Doherty
Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.
Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but it impairs what it would improve.
My pride fell with my fortunes.
If a proud man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is that he keeps his at the same time.
A man given to pride is usually proud of the wrong thing.
The time is now.