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Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor

Pride may be allowed to this or that degree, else a man cannot keep up 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.

    Author: John Selden

Think not that all is well within when all is well without, or that thy being pleased is a sign that God is pleased.
- Isaac Taylor

    Author: Assorted Authors

It could be a sign of pride in your life if a word of reproof or admonition is not able to be received with the same grace, whether it be given by the poorest of saints or the most educated person.

    Author: John Bunyan

It horribly skews the meaning of the cross when contemporary prophets of self-esteem say that the cross is a witness to my infinite worth. The biblical perspective is that the cross in a witness to the infinite worth of God's glory, and a witness to the immensity of the sin of my pride.

    Author: John Piper

The chief occupational hazard of leadership is pride.

    Author: John Stott

There be three usual causes of ingratitude upon a benefit received - envy, pride, and covetousness; envy, looking more at other's benefits than our own; pride, looking more at ourselves than at the benefit; covetousness, looking more at what we would have than at what we have.

    Author: Joseph Hall

The proud man hath no God; the envious man hath no neighbor; the angry man hath not himself. What good, then, in being a man, if one has neither himself nor a neighbor nor God.

    Author: Joseph Hall

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.

    Author: Martin Luther

There is no greater punishment than that of being abandoned to one's self.
- Pasquier Quesnel

    Author: Assorted Authors

In some dispositions there is such an envious kind of pride that they cannot endure that any but themselves should be set forth for excellent; so that when they hear one justly praised, they will either seek to dismount his virtues, or, if they be like a clear light, they will stab him with a "but" of detraction.

    Author: Owen Feltham

This [pride] is the strong castle that we all keep garrisoned against heaven in every one of our hearts, which God continually layeth seige unto.
- Ralph Cudworth

    Author: Assorted Authors

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