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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.
  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
  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
  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
  Pride is like vapour which ascendeth high, and presently vanishes away.
  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
  Earthly pride is like the passing flower, that springs to fall, and blossoms to die.
            —Henry Kirke White
  Pride, like anger, builds among the stars; but pleasure, lark like, nests upon the ground.
            —Edward Young

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