God has given us many stories and scriptures about pride in the Bible. As Christians we must be careful to keep our hearts focused on eternal life, and beware of how pride can direct us to the desires of the world. If we become able to control and see through the pride in our own life, some of the most important lessons of our spiritual walk will be revealed. We must remember that God knows our entire heart not just our outward appearances.
Bible Quotes About Pride
Featured Pride Bible Verse: Obadiah 1:3-4
You have been deceived by your own pride because you live in a rock fortress and make your home high in the mountains. Who can ever reach us way up here?’ you ask boastfully. But even if you soar as high as the eagles and build your nest among the stars, I will bring you crashing down, says the Lord.
And I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.
He sees everything that is high; he is king over all the sons of pride.”
Let the lying lips be mute, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.
The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace but with the humble is wisdom.
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.
I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy
1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.
Famous Pride Quotes
A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you’re looking down, you can’t see something that’s above you. – C.S. Lewis
Of all the marvelous works of God, perhaps the one angels view with the most supreme astonishment, is a proud man. -Charles Caleb Colton
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.- T.S. Eliot
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.- John Ruskin
I would not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.- Henry David Thoreau
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold. -Thomas Jefferson
Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and governments.- Benjamin Franklin
Pride the first peer and president of hell. -Daniel Defoe
There is this paradox in pride — it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so. – Charles Caleb Colton
If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.-Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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