pride

A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on contempt, pride, and vanity

Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on idleness and pride

Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, we may easily bear the latter.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Letter on the Stamp Act, July 1, 1765.

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, knowledge, power, pride, rest, value, and vision

My pride and my power of vision were all that I owned when I started - and whatever I achieved, was achieved by means of them. Both are greater now. Now I have the knowledge of the superlative value I had missed: of my right to be proud of my vision. The rest is mine to reach.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 793)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, certainty, choice, competence, existence, happiness, honesty, independence, integrity, justice, knowledge, life, mind, morality, pride, purpose, reason, rest, self-esteem, and worth

My morality, the morality of reason, is contained in a single axiom: existence exists - and in a single choice: to live. The rest proceeds from these. To live, man must hold three things as the supreme and ruling values of his life: Reason - Purpose - Self-esteem. Reason, as his only tool of knowledge - Purpose, as his choice of the happiness which that tool must proceed to achieve - Self-esteem, as his inviolate certainty that his mind is competent to think and his person is worth of happiness, which means: is worthy of living. These three values imply and require all of man's virtues, and all his virtues pertain to the relation of existence and consciousness: rationality, independence, integrity, honesty, justice, productiveness, pride.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 936)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on acting, arrogance, character, courage, cruelty, discipline, driving, faults, independence, integrity, judgment, life, energy, men, mind, mistakes, power, pride, purpose, responsibility, selfishness, strength, vision, vulgarity, and

All your life, you have heard yourself denounced; not for your faults, but for your greatest virtues. You have been hated, not for your mistakes, but for your achievements. You have been scorned for all those qualities of character which are your highest pride. You have been called selfish for the courage of acting on your own judgment and bearing sole responsibility for your own life. You have been called arrogant for your independent mind. You have been called cruel for your unyielding integrity. You have been called anti-social for the vision that made you venture upon undiscovered roads. You have been called ruthless for the strength and self-discipline of your drive to your purpose. You have been called greedy for the magnificence of your power to create wealth. You, who've expended an inconceivable flow of energy, have been called a parasite. You, who've created abundance where there had been nothing but wastelands and helpless, starving men before you, have been called a robber. You, who've kept them all alive, have been called an exploiter. You, the purest and most moral man among them, have been sneered at as a 'vulgar materialist.' Have you stopped to ask them: by what right? - by what code? - by what standard?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 422-3)

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A Quote by August B. Black on pride

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Pride is tasteless, colorless, and sizeless. Yet it is the hardest thing to swallow.

August B. Black

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on popularity, pride, and worship

WORSHIP, n. Homo Creator's testimony to the sound construction and fine finish of Deus Creatus. A popular form of abjection, having an element of pride.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on pride, providence, slang, speech, and wit

SLANG, n. The speech of one who utters with his tongue what he thinks with his ear, and feels the pride of a creator in accomplishing the feat of a parrot. A means (under Providence) of setting up as a wit without a capital of sense.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on ambition, authors, envy, hope, and pride

OBLIVION, n. Cold storage for high hopes. A place where ambitious authors meet their works without pride and their betters without envy. A dormitory without an alarm clock.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on certainty, dawn, emptiness, habits, health, men, pride, reason, time, and truth

Dawn, n. Certain old men prefer to rise at about that time, taking a cold bath and a long walk with an empty stomach, and otherwise mortifying the flesh. They then point with pride to these practices as the cause of their sturdy health and ripe years; the truth being that they are hearty and old, not because of their habits, but in spite of them. The reason we find only robust persons doing this thing is that it has killed all the others who have tried it.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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