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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Pride
 
  ’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 plants—forgetting 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
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