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The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity.


Nicolas Chamfort


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It's no one's fault to be born ugly, but, honestly, must it be worn as a symbol of pride?


Joan Collins


#fault #honestly #must #pride #symbol

We take pride in what we do.


Coolio


#take

I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done.


Anderson Cooper


#bitten #certain #done #enjoyable #explain

The moment men begin to care more for education than for religion they begin to care more for ambition than for education. It is no longer a world in which the souls of all are equal before heaven, but a world in which the mind of each is bent on achieving unequal advantage over the other. There begins to be a mere vanity in being educated whether it be self-educated or merely state-educated. Education ought to be a searchlight given to a man to explore everything, but very specially the things most distant from himself. Education tends to be a spotlight; which is centered entirely on himself. Some improvement may be made by turning equally vivid and perhaps vulgar spotlights upon a large number of other people as well. But the only final cure is to turn off the limelight and let him realize the stars.


G.K. Chesterton


#knowledge #pride #religion #scientism #vanity

American history contains much matter for pride and congratulation, and much matter for regret and humiliation.


Herbert Croly


#american history #contains #history #humiliation #matter

So without that Canadian invention we were grounded. And so that was a really important and key part of the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it.


Chris Hadfield


#canadians #grounded #important #invention #key

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.


Carl Jung


#below #conscience #deceiving #deep #deep down

Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect.


Eric Hoffer


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When he gets to his pew and looks round him he sees just that selection of his neighbors whom he has hitherto avoided. You want to lean pretty heavily on those neighbors. Make his mind flit to and fro between an expression like 'the body of Christ' and the actual faces in the next pew. It matters very little, of course, what kind of people that next pew really contains. You may know one of them to be a great warrior on the Enemy's side. No matter. Your patient, thanks to Our Father Below, is a fool. Provided that any of those neighbors sing out of tune, or have boots that squeak, or double chins, or odd clothes, the patient will quite easily believe that their religion must therefore be somehow ridiculous." ... "Work hard, then, on the disappointment or anticlimax which is certainly coming to the patient during his first few weeks as a churchman." ... "I have been hitherto writing on the assumption that the people in the next pew afford no rational ground for disappointment. Of course if they do-- if the patient knows that the woman with the absurd hat is a fanatical bridgeplayer or the man with the squeaky boots a miser and an extortioner-- then your task is so much the easier. All you then have to do is to keep out of his mind the question 'If I, being what I am, can consider that I am in some sense a Christian, why should the different vices of those people in the next pew prove that their religion is mere hypocrisy and convention?' You may ask whether it is possible to keep such an obvious thought from occurring even to a human mind. It is Wormwood, it is!


C.S. Lewis


#church #faith #pride #faith






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