pride feels no pain

1614 T. ADAMS Devil’s Banquet II. 73 Pride is neuer without her own paine, though shee will not feele it: be her garments what they will, yet she will neuer be too hot, nor too colde.

1631 JONSON New Inn II. i. Thou must make shift with it. Pride feeles no pain. Girt thee hard, Pru.

1721 J. KELLY Scottish Proverbs 277 Pride finds no cold. Spoken..to Beaus [fops] with their open Breasts, and Ladies with their extravagant Hoops [hooped skirts].

1865 SURTEES Facey Romford’s Hounds xxxii. It was hard upon the old boy, who..was not at all adapted for the sport; but pride feels no pain, and he went at it like a man.

1981 Radio Times 28 Feb.-6 Mar. 43 (advertisement) Pride feels no pain, the saying goes. Thankfully, with Clarks [shoes] it doesn’t have to.


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