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Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling. ...
by Adrienne Rich

Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling.
- Adrienne Rich

The moment of change is the only poem.
- Adrienne Rich

Life on the planet is born of woman.
- Adrienne Rich

False history gets made all day, any day,
the truth of the new is never on the news.
- Adrienne Rich

 

The repossession by women of our bodies will bring
far more essential change to human society than the
seizing of the means of production by workers.
- Adrienne Rich

The mind's passion is all for singling out.
Obscurity has another tale to tell.
- Adrienne Rich

Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a
taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life.
It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male
right of access to women.
- Adrienne Rich

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When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility
for more truth around her.
- Adrienne Rich

The connections between and among women are the most feared,
the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
- Adrienne Rich

They can rule the world while they can persuade us
our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide,
than a life of famine and suicide...?
- Adrienne Rich

A thinking woman sleeps with monsters.
- Adrienne Rich

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language,
which is the power of our ultimate relationship to
everything in the universe.
- Adrienne Rich

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness;
it can also be confusing,
disorienting, and painful.
- Adrienne Rich

Lying is done with words and also with silence.
- Adrienne Rich

Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions,
false memories, false namings of real events.
- Adrienne Rich

Art, whose honesty must work through artifice,
cannot avoid cheating truth.
- Adrienne Rich

I keep coming back to you in my head,
but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons.
- Adrienne Rich

We might possess every technological resource...
but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless,
our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles,
our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative.
- Adrienne Rich

A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill,
what and when to burn, or even how to theorize.
It reminds you...
where and when and how you are living and might live,
it is a wick of desire.
- Adrienne Rich

The worker can unionize, go out on strike;
mothers are divided from each other in homes,
tied to their children by compassionate bonds;
our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form
of physical or mental breakdown.
- Adrienne Rich

The mother's battle for her child with sickness,
with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation
and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle,
waged in love and in the passion for survival.
- Adrienne Rich

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
- Proverbs 29:23

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

We take refuge in pride,
because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

"Pride" is one of those really crazy words,
and such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge, and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
- Ray Kroc

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

For too long, we have focused on our differences -
in our politics and backgrounds,
in our race and beliefs - rather than cherishing the
unity and pride that binds us together.
- Bob Riley

He took pride in belonging to the world's most exclusive club:
the United States Senate.
- Margaret Truman

I think Charley Pride has been one of the best things
to happen to country music,
to prove it belongs to everybody.
- Loretta Lynn

Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
- Jonathan Swift

When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes,
aspirations and pride of everyone who built it.
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride
and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
- Blaise Pascal

Yes, free markets tend to produce unequal incomes.
We should not be ashamed of that.
On the contrary, our system is the envy of the world
and should be a source of pride.
- Arthur C. Brooks

Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
- Baruch Spinoza

Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.
- Thornton Wilder

He didn't come out of my belly, but my God,
I've made his bones, because I've attended to every meal,
and how he sleeps,
and the fact that he swims like a fish
because I took him to the ocean.
I'm so proud of all those things.
But he is my biggest pride.
- John Lennon

Great champions have an enormous sense of pride.
The people who excel are those who are driven to show
the world and prove to themselves just how good they are.
- Nancy Lopez

The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress,
grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their
marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique.
- Minna Antrim

A family on the throne is an interesting idea.
It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.
- Walter Bagehot

My aim then was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride,
to follow them to their inmost recesses,
and make them fear and dread us.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell.
- John W. Foster

Nothing is ever done beautifully which is done in rivalship:
or nobly,
which is done in pride.
- John Ruskin

Pride is still aiming at the best houses:
Men would be angels,
angels would be gods.
Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell;
aspiring to be angels men rebel.
- Alexander Pope

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.
- Hosea Ballou

There is nothing false or arrogant about German pride
in German technical and business skills.
- Douglas Hurd

The pride and presence of a professional football team
is far more important than 30 libraries.
- Art Modell

If across the Atlantic the ideology was pride,
here it is delivering the goods.
- Theodor Adorno

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
- John Ruskin

Pride perceiving humility honorable,
often borrows her cloak.
- Thomas Fuller

Jim Crow was king...
and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing,
and I felt pride in being alive.
- Lou Brock

I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them;
the pride and cowardice of those old men,
making their wars that boys must die.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

Generosity is giving more than you can,
and pride is taking less than you need.
- Khalil Gibran

A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose;
many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.
- Horace

Now the master paid a number of visits to England and,
as a Cambridge man, it is a source of pride that he
taught there for a longer period than elsewhere in my country.
- John G. D. Clark

That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather
an ambition than a bounty.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

My family pride is something inconceivable.
I can't help it.
I was born sneering.
- William Gilbert

The Russians have a lot at stake, and the power of
Moscow pride should never be underestimated.
- Bob Schaffer

As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform,
in military assets, and in esteem and pride,
Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America.
- Joe Baca

At some point, the pride has to be a part of the whole day-to-day oeuvre.
It's part of who you are and doesn't need to be discussed anymore.
- Sandra Bernhard

Everyone I know has attention deficit,
and they say it with great pride.
It's a bad time to be right.
- Joni Mitchell

Pride is the master sin of the devil,
and the devil is the father of lies.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

Pride works frequently under a dense mask,
and will often assume the garb of humility.
- Adam Clarke

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride -
and never quit,
you'll be a winner.
The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.
- Paul Bryant


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