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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It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
- Augustine
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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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Sin came through the pride of Lucifer and salvation came through the humility of Jesus.
- Zac Poonen
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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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Pride is a barrier to all spiritual progress.
- Harry Ironside
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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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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 charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
- Blaise Pascal
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If man made himself the first object of study, he would see how incapable he is of going further. How can a part know the whole?
- Blaise Pascal
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None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.
- Charles Spurgeon
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A proud faith is as much a contradiction as a humble devil.
- Stephen Charnock
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A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
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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 slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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Self-righteousness is the devil's masterpiece to make us think well of ourselves.
- Thomas Adams
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The essence of Gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.
- Tim Keller
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When Jesus entered Jerusalem the people spread their clothes in the way and strewed branches before Him in order to do Him honor. Jesus rode upon an ass, according to the word of the prophet. His feet did not touch the road which was decorated in His honor. It was the ass which trod upon the garments and the branches. But the ass would have been very foolish to have been uplifted on that account; for the road really was not decked in its honor! It would be just as foolish if those who bear Christ to men were to think anything of themselves because of what men do to them for the sake of Jesus.
- Sadhu Sundar Singh
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Pride builds walls between people, humility builds bridges.
- Rick Warren
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The proud are ever most provoked by pride.
- William Cowper
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Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Pride, perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.
- Thomas Fuller
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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.
- Phillips Brooks
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The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
- Martin Luther
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It is an invariable maxim in his kingdom, that whosoever exalts himself, shall be abased; but he that humbles himself, shall be exalted.
- John Newton
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Vanity is but the surface.
- Blaise Pascal
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Democracy demands that little men should not take big ones too seriously; it dies when it is full of little men who think they are big themselves.
- C.S. Lewis
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Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace.
- Samuel Rutherford
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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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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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How many covet that they may boast? How many desire more glory for their flesh?
- Watchman Nee
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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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To attempt to pay for salvation with church membership, prayers, or good deeds is an insult to Christ, who paid the full price--and is a rejection of the gift of God's grace.
- Dave Hunt
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The chief occupational hazard of leadership is pride.
- John Stott
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If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.
- G.K. Chesterton
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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.
- Owen Feltham
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We are looking for our own virtue, our own piety, our own goodness, and so live on and in our own poverty and weakness - today pleased and comforted with the seeming firmness and strength of our own pious tempers and fancying ourselves to be somewhat. Tomorrow, fallen into our own mire, we are dejected, but not humbled; we grieve, but it is only the grief of pride at the seeing our perfection not to be such as we had vainly imagined. And thus it will be, till the whole turn of our minds be so changed that we as fully see and know our inability to have any goodness of our own as to have a life of our own.
- William Law
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