21 Helpful Quotes About Pride

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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.

Leviticus 26:19
And I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.

Job 41:34
He sees everything that is high; he is king over all the sons of pride.”

Psalm 31:18
Let the lying lips be mute, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.

Proverbs 8:13
The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 29:23
One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Isaiah 13:11
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.

Corinthians 7:4
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.

TS Elliot_4Famous 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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Greg Nichols is a Christian blogger who found salvation in Christ and hopes to share the good news. Greg has a devoted wife and two awesome daughters to join him in his walk. Greg’s entire family was baptized together during the Easter vigil service at their church in 2009.

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Pam August 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

Very nice article Greg. How often do we forget that the root of all sin is found in these three: lust of the fresh, lust of the eyes and pride. I love the featured Obadiah 1:3-4 — one we often overlook. Well done and welcome aboard WCWTK, I look forward to your future articles.


Derek July 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Greg that is a really great article! The verse from Obadiah is awesome! God is a jealous God and pride has no place in His kingdom. Good job!


Yidong Zhang January 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm

The type of pride we SHOULD have actually relates to self-esteem and self-confidence!


Jennifer January 31, 2013 at 7:45 pm

For the majority of my life Ive worked in the health care field. I am a giving, cheerful loving person who loves to give with expecting nothing in return. My boyfriend of 2 years gets upset because I dont tell him when im in need of something ex: a bill of mine needs to be pd or I need gas. I eont ask him for anything. He says I have a pride issue and how can we move forward if you dont ask me for anything when you need it? Do I have a pride issue? Is that bad? Should I except his help?


Robert February 8, 2013 at 8:33 am

Hi Jennifer,
I apologize for not responding to your comment sooner. Sometimes, when we have guest authors, the comment section does not get monitored as it should. Anyway, I apologize for the slow response.

In order to answer your questions, I need to ask some. Are you a Christian? Is your boyfriend? Are you planning to get married?

Why don’t you tell him when you need something? I mean, what is your thinking process about this; do you think he won’t think as much of you? I am only asking these questions to better understand you situation. I will be praying for you and your situation in the meantime.

Yours in Christ,


Jaidah March 31, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Hi my name is Jaidah Hayes im 12 years old turning 13 in October I wanted to get closser to god what should i do?
I want to do nursery for my church Park View. What should I do?


Matthew November 13, 2013 at 6:11 am

Jaidah, you clearly have the gift, as everyone does, to do the work of God, who directs everything and presents us with no more than we can handle. Live as your spirit dictates, open yourself up to the Lord and the spirit guides who will work through you and with you; present yourself as spirit, through and with the vessel that is your body, your mind, your heart, and your voice. Recognize the barriers that impede your honest, genuine flow, as you learn to more effectively free yourself from the alluring binds of the physical world, which significantly distract us from our missions and limit the capacity of our true potentials, delaying us further from reaching the ultimate destiny of the divine, where we will all eventually meet.


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