Thursday, March 13, 2008

On Pride

Instead of putting down on paper (that is, virtual blog paper) some philosophical considerations on pride, I though I would just share with you a few quotes on the subject. Enjoy.

  1. Avarice, envy, pride,
    Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all
    On Fire.
    - Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321), The Divine Comedy

  2. Pride sullies the noblest character.
    - Claudianus

  3. Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig.
    - Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918 - ), The Gulag Archipelago

  4. Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
    - Bible, Proverbs xvi. 18.