Quotes — Pride (15 entries)

Fallen man is a criminal…

Fallen man is a criminal who cannot be redeemed by any human means because such redemption would only lead to destruction in some other form.

Steven Riddle

In other words, you can’t save yourself; only God can. The trick then is to let Him. Let go; let God.

« πλ | 2 Jun 2005 »

Generosity is giving more…

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

— Kahlil Gibran

« πλ | 19 Nov 2005 »

God is not proud…

God is not proud…He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him.

— C.S. Lewis [via]

« πλ | 30 Jul 2005 »

Hard to know who they are or why they exist…

Without God, people find it very hard to know who they are or why they exist. But if others pay attention to them, praise them, write about them, discuss them, they think they’ve found the answers to both questions.

Father Joe [via]

« πλ | 13 Sep 2004 »

Humility and Pride are…

Humility is the marriage bond of Heaven. Pride is the frigidity of Hell.

— Peter Kreeft, Back to Virtue

« πλ | 29 Sep 2004 »

Our temper will…

Our temper will get us in trouble, but our pride will keep us there.

— Author unknown

« πλ | 5 Mar 2005 »

Pride looks down…

Pride looks down, and no one can see God but by looking up.

— Peter Kreeft, Back to Virtue

« πλ | 30 Sep 2004 »

Pride makes us…

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

— Thomas Merton [via]

« πλ | 15 May 2005 »

Pride of a mother…

Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues—faith and hope.

— Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

« πλ | 14 May 2006 »

The greatest mystery is not…

The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.

— Andre Malraux [via]

« πλ | 19 Jul 2006 »

The rivers of Grace cannot flow uphill…

The rivers of Grace cannot flow uphill, up the steep cliff of the proud man’s heart.

— St. Bernard [via]

« πλ | 7 Nov 2005 »

Thinking is…

Thinking is my fighting.

— Virginia Woolf

« πλ | 14 Nov 2005 »

Those who debunk traditional values…

A great many of those who ‘debunk’ traditional…values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process.”

— C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

« πλ | 23 Sep 2004 »

We are…

We are the hero of our own story.

— Mary McCarthy

« πλ | 14 Oct 2005 »

You don’t have the power…

You don’t have the power to mess up God’s plans.

— an Al-Anon Courage to Change book [via]

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

« πλ | 4 Nov 2005 »