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Bernard Pivot Quotes

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There is a pride in speaking this language.
- Bernard Pivot

French is a language that makes those who speak it both calm and dynamic.
- Bernard Pivot

It is very difficult to generalise.
Everyone's adventure is original.
- Bernard Pivot

I agreed on condition that we found a completely new
concept that had nothing to do with the latest books.
- Bernard Pivot

 

You get the feeling that many of my guests feel that
the French language gives them entry into a more cultivated,
more intelligent world, more highly civilised too,
with rules.
- Bernard Pivot

This programme would only really make sense and work
properly if it was also broadcast on France's international television channel TV5.
So I ended up with a double production,
on France 2 and TV5.
- Bernard Pivot

They place great stress on the clarity of our language
for expressing nuances and showing subtleties.
- Bernard Pivot

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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All the English speakers, or almost all,
have difficulties with the gender of words.
- Bernard Pivot

People who do not speak our language very well do complain
of feeling rebuffed by French people,
who can sometimes be impatient, or even intolerant.
- Bernard Pivot

The more English is heard in the world,
the more gratifying it seems to speak French,
and above all to know the culture of our country.
They find a kind of French social grace in the language and culture.
- Bernard Pivot

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pride comes in two flavors -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
- Proverbs 29:23

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We take refuge in pride,
because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

Anger is the enemy of non-violence
and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
- Ray Kroc

"Pride" is one of those really crazy words,
and such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge, and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin.
And therefore, as a free man, I take pride
in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!"
- John F. Kennedy

Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.
- Alexander Pope

Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S.
blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
- David Foster Wallace

There is nothing so skillful in its own defense as imperious pride.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

I always took a great deal of pride in being original.
- Roger Miller

A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride;
he certainly should have considered it an honor to
be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was.
- Zebulon Pike

Free nations with different histories,
economies and a vast amount of stubborn pride will
never achieve complete agreement,
even when they desire the same objectives.
- Arthur H. Sulzberger

What I miss when I'm away is the pride in baseball.
Especially the pride of being on a team that wins.
- Billy Martin

A family on the throne is an interesting idea.
It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.
- Walter Bagehot

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
- John Ruskin

Send forth the child and childish man together,
and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state,
and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
- Charles Dickens

By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other,
they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side;
on the other,
vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.
- James Madison

Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride.
- Joanna Baillie

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.
- Thomas Merton

A portion of mankind take pride in their vices and pursue their purpose;
many more waver between doing what is right and complying with what is wrong.
- Horace

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride -
and never quit,
you'll be a winner.
The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.
- Paul Bryant

Generosity is giving more than you can,
and pride is taking less than you need.
- Khalil Gibran

That's what Rocky is all about: pride,
reputation, and not being another bum in the neighborhood.
- Sylvester Stallone

Pride works frequently under a dense mask,
and will often assume the garb of humility.
- Adam Clarke

Pride, avarice, and envy are in every home.
- Thornton Wilder

Jim Crow was king...
and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing,
and I felt pride in being alive.
- Lou Brock

I really take pride in the relationship that I have with my husband.
- Julie Benz

There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny.
You may order and drive an individual,
but you cannot make him respect you.
- William Hazlitt

I love what I do.
I take great pride in what I do.
And I can't do something halfway, three-quarters,
nine-tenths.
If I'm going to do something, I go all the way.
- Tom Cruise

So without that Canadian invention we were grounded.
And so that was a really important and key part of
the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it.
- Chris Hadfield

Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.
- Alain Rene Le Sage

Labor wants pride and joy in doing good work,
a sense of making or doing something beautiful or useful -
to be treated with dignity and respect as brother and sister.
- Thorstein Veblen

I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in
which the world will take pride,
a nation in which each of many different groups will
be making its own creative contribution.
- Alan Paton

The first and most fundamental issue of sin is pride.
- Harold Warner

As far as I know, I have no pride of opinion.
- Albert J. Nock

Pride and excess bring disaster for man.
- Xun Zi

I've been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer,
so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch
of marines is quite attractive,
and probably a necessary dose of male energy.
- Rosamund Pike

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
- Samuel Butler

I'm a black American, I am proud of my race.
I am proud of who I am.
I have a lot of pride and dignity.
- Michael Jackson

Take pride in your work at all times.
Remember, respect for an umpire is created off the field as well as on.
- Ford Frick

Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart,
and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
- Joe Paterno

I think national pride leads to nothing but wars and hates.
- Johnny Rotten

Pride in boasting of family antiquity,
makes duration stand for merit.
- John Zimmerman

Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling.
- Adrienne Rich

One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love,
one gay pride rally at a time.
- Jasmine Guy

I hear the singing of the lives of women.
They clear mystery, the offering, and pride.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Stress is a designer ailment that many of the so-called
afflicted suffer from with pride.
- Janet Street-Porter

I take pride in the creation of my wealth,
in its existence and in the uses to which it has been and is being put.
- Paul Getty

He took pride in belonging to the world's most exclusive club:
the United States Senate.
- Margaret Truman

I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them;
the pride and cowardice of those old men,
making their wars that boys must die.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL,
and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading
Internet company in the world -
can return to its past greatness.
- Steve Case

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us -
avarice,
ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished,
we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
- Petrarch


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