89 Quotes About Pride

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The Christian Gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself or less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less.
- Tim Keller
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God is not proud. He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him.
- C.S. Lewis
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The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
- Blaise Pascal
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The cause why our oppressors prevail oft against us is, because we trust too much in our own wits, and lean too much upon our own inventions opposing subtility to subtility, one evil device to another, matching and maintaining policy by policy, and not committing our cause to God.
- Abraham Wright
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One of our troubles is we are not willing to humble ourselves. We are not willing to give up our opinions as to how things should be done.
- Mordecai Ham
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Pride is a barrier to all spiritual progress.
- Harry Ironside
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Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride.
- Richard Sibbes
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Many are convinced, who are not truly enlightened; are afraid of the consequences of sin, though they never saw its evil; have a seeming desire of salvation, which is not founded upon a truly spiritual discovery of their own wretchedness, and the Excellency of Jesus.
- John Newton
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In all unbelief there are these two things: a good opinion of one's self, and a bad opinion of God.
- Horatius Bonar
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Pride may be set down as "the sin" of human nature.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Pride had rather go out of the way than go behind.
- Thomas Fuller
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An accession of wealth is a dangerous predicament for a man. At first he is stunned if the accession be sudden, and is very humble and very grateful. Then he begins to speak a little louder, people think him more sensible, and soon he thinks himself so.
- Richard Cecil
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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.
- Francois Fenelon
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In the midst of a world of light and love, of song and feast and dance, Lucifer could find nothing to think of more interesting than his own prestige.
- C.S. Lewis
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The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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Whatever makes us feel superior to other people, whatever tempts us to convey a sense of superiority that is the gravity of our sinful nature, not grace.
- Philip Yancey
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The moment good taste knows itself, some of its goodness is lost.
- C.S. Lewis
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The natural life in each of us is something self-centred, something that wants to be petted and admired, to take advantage of other lives, to exploit the whole universe.
- C.S. Lewis
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Let us watch against pride in every shape - pride of intellect, pride of wealth, pride in our own goodness, pride in our own deserts. Nothing is so likely to keep a man out of heaven, and prevent him seeing Christ, as pride. So long as we think we are something, we shall never be saved.
- J. C. Ryle
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The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
- G.K. Chesterton
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How many covet that they may boast? How many desire more glory for their flesh?
- Watchman Nee
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Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because He shows us both God and our own wretchedness.
- Blaise Pascal
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The cosmos is about the smallest hole that a man can hide his head in.
- G.K. Chesterton
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No matter how dear you are to God, if pride is harbored in your spirit, He will whip it out of you. They that go up in their own estimation must come down again by His discipline.
- Charles Spurgeon
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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.
- Francois Fenelon
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