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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Pride
 
A man may have a just esteem of himself without being proud.  1
A Burston horse and a Cambridge master of arts will give way to nobody.  2
A clown enriched knows neither relation or friend.  French.  3
A little dog, a cow without horns, and a short man, are generally proud.  4
A man well mounted is always proud.  French.  5
A proud look makes foul work in a fair face.  6
A proud mind and a poor purse are ill met.  7
A proud pauper and a rich miser are contemptible beings.  Italian.  8
A very proud man is always wilful.  9
And the devil did grin, for his darling sin
Is pride that apes humility.  Coleridge.
  10
As proud as a cock on his own dunghill.  11
As proud as an apothecary.  12
As proud come behind as go before.  13
But yesterday out of the shell, to-day he despises the shell.  Turkish.  14
Decency and decorum are not pride.  15
Every ass thinks himself worthy to stand with the king’s horses.  16
“Fie upon thee, how black thou art,” said the kettle to the sauce-pan.  Danish.  17
He does not think milk and water of himself.  18
He is as proud as a peacock, and calls for ram’s milk.  Modern Greek.  19
He that is proud eats up himself.  Shakespeare.  20
He that is too proud to ask, is too good to receive.  21
He who is on horseback no longer knows his own father.  Russian.  22
He who is puffed up with the first gale of prosperity will bend beneath the first blast of adversity.  23
I do hate a proud man, as I hate the engendering of toads.  Shakespeare.  24
I wa’d na ca’ the king my cousin.  25
If pride lead the van, beggary brings up the rear.  Franklin.  26
If pride were an art, how many doctors we should have.  Italian.  27
It is good pride to desire to be the best of men.  28
It is not a sign of humility to declaim against pride.  29
It is pride, not nature, that craves much.  30
Neediness conquers pride.  31
No pride like that of an enriched beggar.  32
Nothing more thankful than pride when complied with.  33
Of all vice pride loudest calls and for the largest bowl.  Young.  34
Peacock, look at your legs.  German.  35
Pride and grace ne’er dwell in one place.  36
Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, supped with infamy.  37
Pride continues not.  German.  38
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.  39
Pride feels no cold.  40
Pride goes before and shame follows after.  41
Pride goes hated, cursed and abominated by all.  Hammond.  42
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.  Bible.  43
Pride had rather go out of the way than go behind.  44
Pride in prosperity turns to misery in adversity.  45
Pride increaseth our enemies, but putteth our friends to flight.  46
Pride is as loud a beggar as want and great deal more saucy.  47
Pride is the mask of one’s own faults.  Hebrew.  48
Pride is the sworn enemy of content.  49
Pride is joined with many virtues, chokes them all.  50
 
 
Pride, like anger, builds among the stars,
But pleasure, lark like, rests upon the ground.  Young.
  51
Pride leaves home on horseback but returns on foot.  German.  52
Pride loves no man and is beloved by no man.  53
Pride may lurk under a threadbare coat.  54
Pride must have a fall.  Shakespeare.  55
Pride must suffer pain.  Hans Andersen.  56
Pride ne’er leaves its master till it gets a fa’.  57
Pride often borrows the cloak of humility.  58
Pride scorns a director and choler a counsellor.  59
Pride scorns the vulgar, yet lies at its mercy.  60
Pride sleeps in a gilded crown, contentment in a cotton nightcap.  Punch.  61
Pride still is aiming at the best abodes,
Men would be angels, angels would be gods.  Pope.
  62
Pride the first peer and president of hell.  De Foe.  63
Pride the never failing vice of fools.  Pope.  64
Pride triumphant rears her head,
A little while and all her power is fled.  Goldsmith.
  65
Proud as a peacock, all strut and show.  66
Proud looks lose hearts, but courteous words win them.  67
The best manners are stained by the addition of pride.  68
The man in boots does not know the man in shoes.  69
The nobler the blood the less the pride.  Danish.  70
The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride.  Claudianus.  71
The pride of the poor does not endure.  Danish.  72
The pride that holds its head high rarely picks up anything, whereas modesty like a diver gathers pearls by keeping his head low.  Punch.  73
The proud man, who gets wet through rather than ride in the carriage of an inferior.  Punch.  74
There are some who despise pride with greater pride.  Italian.  75
’Tis good beating proud folks for they’ll not complain.  76
’Tis pride and not nature that craves much.  77
’Tis pride in fashion that puts humility out of countenance.  78
When a proud man hears another praised he thinks himself injured.  79
When pride rides shame lackeys.  80
When they came to shoe the horses of the pacha the beetle stretched out his leg.  81
You a gentleman and I a gentleman, who will milk the cow? (Satire on pride.)  Turkish.  82
You a lady, I a lady, who is to put the sow out of doors? (Satire on pride.)  Gallician.  83
You gazed at the moon and fell into the gutter.  84
 
 
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