Haughtiness Quotes

Haughtiness Quotes by Joseph Addison, David Hume, Ali ibn Abi Talib, Jose Saramago, Alexander Pope, Khalil Gibran and many others.

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Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Joseph Addison
Any pride or haughtiness, is displeasing to us, merely because it shocks our own pride, and leads us by sympathy into comparison, which causes the disagreeable passion of humility.
David Hume
Two things cause people to be destroyed: fear of poverty and seeking superiority through pride.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others.
Jose Saramago
Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
Alexander Pope
Tolerance is love sick with the sickness of haughtiness.
Khalil Gibran
Over the whole, a young lady presided, whose gloomy haughtiness as she surveyed the street, announced a deep-seated grievance against society, and an implacable determination to be avenged.
Charles Dickens
Some people are all quality; you would think they are made up of nothing but title and genealogy. The stamp of dignity defaces in them the very character of humanity and transports them to such a degree of haughtiness that they reckon it below themselves to exercise either good nature or good manners.
Roger L’Estrange
With copious evidence ranging from Plato’s haughtiness to Beethoven’s tirades, we may conclude that the most brilliant people of history tend to be a prickly lot.
Stephen Jay Gould
The best manners are stained by haughtiness.
Claudius Claudianus
O world, how apt the poor are to be proud!
William Shakespeare
Pride is innate in beauty, and haughtiness is the companion of the fair.
Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself
Samuel Johnson
Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the naughtiness of humility.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If one avoids haughtiness to the utmost extent and is exceedingly humble, he is termed a saint, and this is the standard of saintliness.
Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars
Leo Tolstoy
Haughtiness is the high heel shoe of the low men!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Deep is the sea, and deep is hell, but pride mineth deeper; it is coiled as a poisonous worm about the foundations of the soul.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Many persons, when exalted, assume an insolent humility, who behaved before with an insolent haughtiness.
William Shenstone
I own that there is a haughtiness and fierceness in human nature which will cause innumerable broils, place men in what situation you please.
Edmund Burke
Most of us think of pride as self-centeredness, conceit, boastfulness, arrogance, or haughtiness. All of these are elements of the sin, but the heart, or core, is still missing. The central feature of pride is enmity – enmity toward God and enmity toward our fellowmen.
Ezra Taft Benson
When pride and presumption walk before, shame and loss follow very closely.
Louis XI of France
When you see someone who is not as religious, remember that you were once on the edge of the fire, and it was Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala’s favor upon you to guide you. Arrogance will wipe away any goodness from the transformation.
Nouman Ali Khan
If we see pride among people who have no idea about Dharma, it is understandable. However, if afflictive emotions and haughtiness are present among Dharma practitioners, it is great disgrace to practice
Dalai Lama
If you are an ardent reader, seek not brilliant and erudite texts; otherwise the demon of haughtiness will strike your heart. But like a wise bee that gathers honey from flowers, so also through your reading obtain healing for your soul.
Ephrem the Syrian