Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.
Tis as natural for women to pride themselves in fine clothes as tis for a peacock to spread his tail. Anonymous 1
Pride is like the beautiful acacia, that lifts its head proudly above its neighbor plantsforgetting that it too, like them, has its roots in the dirt. C. N. Bovée 2
Pride, like the magnet, constantly points to one object,self,self; but, unlike the magnet, it has no attractive pole, but at all points repels. C. C. Colton 3
Pride, like ambition, is sometimes virtuous and sometimes vicious, according to the character in which it is found, and the object to which it is directed. Fulke Greville 4
Pride is like vapour which ascendeth high, and presently vanishes away. Plutarch 5
Pride, like laudanum and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large, quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others. Frederick Saunders 6
Earthly pride is like the passing flower, that springs to fall, and blossoms to die. Henry Kirke White 7 Pride, like anger, builds among the stars; but pleasure, lark like, nests upon the ground. Edward Young 8