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Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895) quotes

View Quote There is no passion that steals into the heart more imperceptibly and covers itself under more disguises than pride.
View Quote Joseph Addison, p. 484.
View Quote Sinners, remember this: It is not so much the sense of your unworthiness as your pride that keeps you from a blessed closing with the Saviour.
View Quote Thomas Brooks, p. 486.
View Quote Pride is the master sin of the devil.
View Quote Edwin Hubbell Chapin, p. 484.
View Quote It is with men as with wheat; the light heads are erect even in the presence of Omnipotence, but the full heads bow in reverence before Him.
View Quote Joseph Cook, p. 484.
View Quote Of all the marvelous works of God, perhaps there is nothing that angels behold with such astonishment as a proud man.
View Quote Charles Caleb Colton, p. 486.
View Quote Pride breakfasted with Plenty, dined with Poverty, and supped with Infamy.
View Quote Benjamin Franklin, p. 485.
View Quote By ignorance is pride increased;They most assume who know the least.
View Quote John Gay, p. 486.
View Quote Pride looks back upon its past deeds, and calculating with nicety what it has done, it commits itself to rest; whereas humility looks to that which is before, and discovering how much ground remains to be trodden, it is active and vigilant. Having gained one height, pride looks down with complacency on that which is beneath it; humility looks up to a higher and yet higher elevation. The one keeps us on this earth, which is congenial to its nature; the other directs our eye, and tends to lift us up to heaven.
View Quote James McCosh, p. 485.
View Quote If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble; for the proud heart as it loves none but itself, so it is beloved of none but itself. The voice of humility is God's music, and the silence of humility is God's rhetoric. Humility enforces where neither virtue nor strength can prevail, nor reason.
View Quote Francis Quarles, p. 485.
View Quote He who thinks his place below him will certainly be below his place.
View Quote Sir Henry Savile, p. 486.
View Quote Pride is not the heritage of man; humility should dwell with frailty, and atone for ignorance, error, and imperfection.
View Quote Sydney Smith, p. 484.
View Quote Spiritual pride is the worst of all pride, if it is not the worst snare of the devil. The heart is peculiarly deceitful on just this one thing.
View Quote Ichabod Spencer, p. 485.
View Quote We rise in glory as we sink in pride.
View Quote Edward Young, p. 485.
View Quote Pride is the growth of blindness and darkness; humility, the product of light and knowledge; and whilst pride has its origin in a mistaken or delusive estimate of things, humility is as much the offspring of truth as the parent of virtue.
View Quote Author unidentified, p. 485.
View Quote Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.
View Quote Author unidentified, p. 485.
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