Thoughtful Thursday

>> Thursday, January 12, 2012

I had a falling out a couple years, around this time, with someone once very close to me so it's been on my mind quite a bit lately. And because of this, I keep coming back to the word, PRIDE. Pride in the negative sense is very dangerous, unflattering and something we all have to watch. We are humans after all. It's good to have righteous pride (? doesn't sound quite right...) or to be proud of something but once you lose sight of HUMILITY, ugly pride takes over and the quest to prove you're right or justified at all costs is a taxing and lonely road. So for me, these quotes are good reminders to help stay on track.


“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.” ~CS Lewis

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” ~Walter Winchell

“Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.”

“The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.”  ~Mignon McLaughlin

“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” ~Thomas Merton

“Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one's status in the eyes of others; And shame is fear of humiliation at one's inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets his heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he is automatically involved in fear of losing his status.” ~Lao Tzu

“Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself.” ~Samuel Johnson

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