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It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.

    Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.

    Author: Francis Bacon

If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

The cosmos is about the smallest hole that a man can hide his head in.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

Despondency is not a state of humility. On the contrary, it is the vexation and despair of a cowardly pride; nothing is worse. Whether we stumble, or whether we fall, we must only think of rising again and going on in our course.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

So long as we are full of self we are shocked at the faults of others. Let us think often of our own sin, and we shall be lenient to the sins of others.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

It is this unquiet self-love that renders us so sensitive. The sick man, who sleeps ill, thinks the night long. We exaggerate, from cowardice, all the evils which we encounter; they are great, but our sensibility increases them.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.

    Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.

    Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick

The way we respond to criticism pretty much depends on the way we respond to praise. If praise humbles us, then criticism will build us up. But if praise inflates us, then criticism will crush us; and both responses lead to our defeat.

    Author: Warren Wiersbe

In all unbelief there are these two things: a good opinion of one's self, and a bad opinion of God.

    Author: Horatius Bonar

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