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On Pride and Humility




   A proud man has many crosses.




   They who are often at the looking-glass seldom spin.




   A proud look makes foul work in a fine face.




   He who swells in prosperity will shrink in adversity.




   Pride frustrates its own desire;  it will not mount the steps 
   of the throne, because it has not yet the crown on.




   Pride would be acknowledged victor before it has won the 
   battle.




   Pride will not act unless it be allowed that it can succeed;  
   and it will do nothing rather than not do it brilliantly.




   The proud are most provoked by pride.




   A proud heart in a poor breast
    Gives its owner little rest.




   A proud man is always a foolish man.




   Arrogance is the obstruction of wisdom.




   Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man's erring judgment,
     and misguide the mind, 
   What the weak head with strong bias rules, 
     Is pride, the never-failing vice of fools.

                                                        Pope




   The nobler the blood the less the pride.




   Arrogance is a weed that grows mostly on a dunghill.




   The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; 
    Pride and arrogance and the evil way 
    And the perverse mouth I hate.
        
                              Prov 8:13




   When pride comes, then comes shame; 
    But with the humble is wisdom. 
    
                             Prov 11:2




   By pride comes nothing but strife, 
    But with the well-advised is wisdom. 
    
                                  Prov 13:10




   In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, 
    But the lips of the wise will preserve them.
        
                                         Prov 14:3




   The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, 
    And before honor is humility. 

                                      Prov 15:33




   The LORD will destroy the house of the proud, 
    But He will establish the boundary of the widow.
        
                                           Prov 15:25




   Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; 
    Though they join forces, none will go unpunished. 
       
                                                Prov 16:5




   Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, 
    Than to divide the spoil with the proud. 
       
                                          Prov 16:19



   Pride goes before destruction, 
    And a haughty spirit before a fall.
     
                                  Prov 16:18




   Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, 
    And before honor is humility. 
       
                                      Prov 18:12




   By humility and the fear of the LORD 
    Are riches and honor and life. 
    
                                     Prov 22:4




   A man's pride will bring him low, 
    But the humble in spirit will retain honor. 
   
                                       Prov 29:23




   A haughty look, a proud heart, 
    And the plowing of the wicked are sin. 
    
                                    Prov 21:4




   
   He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, 
    But he who trusts in the LORD will be prospered.
        
                                            Prov 28:25





   The end of a thing is better than its beginning; 
    The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
        
                                                      Eccl 7:8





   By pride cometh contention. 

                                         Prov 13:10





   Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: 
   but the proud he knoweth afar off.     
                                               Psalms 138:6





   The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach 
   his way.      
                                                       Psa 25:9





   But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight 
   themselves in the abundance of peace.      
                                             Psalms 37:11





   Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the 
   lowly.     
                                                 Prov 3:34






   Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of 
   a fool than of him.      
                                                    Prov 26:12





   And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that 
   shall humble himself shall be exalted.      
                                                       Mat 23:12




   I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility. 
   
                                                  Ruskin



   God walks with the humble; he reveals himself to the lowly; he 
   gives understanding to the little ones; he discloses his 
   meaning to pure minds, but hides his grace from the curious and 
   the proud. 
   
                                           Thos. a Kempis




   The street is full of humiliations to the proud. 

                                      Emerson




   Should you ask me, What is the first thing in religion? I 
   should reply, The first, second, and third thing therein -- 
   nay, all -- is humility. 
   
                                       Augustine





   After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser. 

                                     Franklin




   Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues. 

                                    Confucius




   Humility is the first lesson we learn from reflection, and 
   self-distrust the first proof we give of having obtained a 
   knowledge of ourselves. 

                                           Zimmermann




   It is in vain to gather virtues without humility; for the 
   spirit of God delights to dwell in the hearts of the humble. 
   
                                              Erasmus




   To be humble to superiors, is duty; to equals, is courtesy; to 
   inferiors, is nobleness; and to all, safety; it being a virtue 
   that, for all its lowliness, commandeth those it stoops to. 
   
                                         Sir T. More




   True dignity abides with him only, who, in the silent hour of 
   inward thought, can still suspect, and still revere himself, in  
   lowliness of heart. 
   
                                            Wordsworth



   If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the 
   proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none 
   but itself.  Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor 
   strength, nor reason can prevail. 
   
                                             Quarles




   Humility is not a weak and timid quality;  it must be carefully 
   distinguished from a groveling spirit.  There is such a thing 
   as an honest pride and self-respect.  Though we may be 
   servants of all, we should be servile to none. 

                                          E. H. Chapin




   Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as 
   humility. 

                                   Jonathan Edwards




   The richest pearl in the Christian's crown of graces is 
   humility. 

                                           Good



   Humility is the eldest born of virtue, and claims the birth-
   right at the throne of heaven. 
   
                                            Murphy





   By humility I mean not the abjectness of a base mind, but a 
   prudent care not to overvalue ourselves. 
   
                                              Crew




   Humility is to have a right estimate of one's self -- not to 
   think less of himself than he ought.  The higher a man is in 
   grace, the lower will he be in his own esteem. 
   
                                                  Spurgeon




   Humility is the truest abstinence in the world.  It is 
   abstinence from self-love and self-conceit, from vaunting our 
   own praise and exploits, from ambition and avarice, the 
   strongest propensities of our nature, and consequently is the 
   noblest self-denial. 
   
                                                Delany





   True humility makes way for Christ, and throws the soul at his 
   feet. 

                                               J. Mason





   Pride is increased by ignorance; those assume the most who know 
   the least. 
   
                                                      Gay




   If a proud man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is that 
   he keeps his at the same time. 
   
                                                    Swift





   As thou desirest the love of God and man, beware of pride. It 
   is a tumor in the mind, that breaks and ruins all thine 
   actions; a worm in thy treasury, that eats and ruins thine 
   estate. It loves no man, and is beloved of none; it disparages 
   another's virtues by detraction, and thine own by vainglory. It 
   is the friend of the flatterer, the mother of envy, the nurse 
   of fury, the sin of devils, the devil of mankind. It hates 
   superiors, scorns inferiors, and owns no equal.  In short, 
   till thou hate it, God hates thee. 

   Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem 
   and reverence into contempt. 
   
                                          Bolingbroke





   Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean 
   advantages. 

                                                Johnson




   Pride may be allowed to this or that degree, else a man cannot 
   keep up his dignity. In gluttony there must be eating, in 
   drunkenness there must be drinking; 'tis not the eating, and 
   'tis not the drinking that must be blamed, but the excess. So 
   in pride. 

                                                  Selden




   Pride, as it is compounded of the vanity and ill nature that 
   dispose men to admire themselves, and contemn other men, 
   retains its vigor longer than any other vice, and rarely 
   expires but with life itself. Without the sovereign influence 
   of God's grace, men very rarely put off all the trappings of 
   their pride till they who are about them put on their winding-
   sheet.                         

                                          Clarendon




   Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find 
   in others, and to overlook in himself. 
   
                                               Johnson




   Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy. 
   When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, 
   that your appearance may be all of a piece; but it is easier 
   to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow 
   it. 

                                              Franklin




   "Pride was not made for man"; a conscious sense of guilt and 
   folly, and their consequence, destroys the claim, and to 
   beholders tells, here nothing but the shape of manhood dwells. 

                                                    Waller





   There is a diabolical trio existing in the natural man, 
   implacable, inextinguishable, co-operative and consentaneous, 
   pride, envy, and hate; pride that makes us fancy we deserve all 
   the goods that others possess; envy that some should be admired 
   while we are overlooked; and hate, because all that is 
   bestowed on others, diminishes the sum we think due to 
   ourselves. 

                                             Colton





   Pride is the master sin of the devil. 

                           E. H. Chapin




   Pride is the first peer and president of hell. 

                                      Defoe




   As Plato entertained some friends in a room where there was a 
   couch richly ornamented, Diogenes came in very dirty, as usual, 
   and getting upon the couch, and trampling on it, said, "I 
   trample upon the pride of Plato." Plato mildly answered, "But 
   with greater pride, Diogenes!" 
   
                                                 Erasmus




   Pride often defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks 
   esteem and reverence, into contempt. 

                                                Bolingbroke




   The proud are ever most provoked by pride. 

                                     Cowper




   A beggar's rags may cover as much pride as an alderman's gown. 
    
                                                 Spurgeon




   When pride and presumption walk before, shame and loss follow 
   very closely. 
   
                                          Louis the Eleventh





   The disesteem and contempt of others is inseparable from pride. 
   It is hardly possible to overvalue ourselves but by 
   undervaluing our neighbors. 
   
                                                Clarendon




   You who are ashamed of your poverty, and blush for your 
   calling, are a snob; as are you who boast of your pedigree, or 
   are proud of your wealth. 
   
                                             Thackeray




  O world, how apt the poor are to be proud! 

                               Shakespeare




   Deep is the sea, and deep is hell, but pride mineth deeper; it 
   is coiled as a poisonous worm about the foundations of the 
   soul. 

                                                    Tupper



   A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he 
   gets as much as he deserves. 

                                            H. W. Beecher



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