Much self-condemnation, thus, is a cloak for arrogance. Those who think they overcome pride by condemning themselves could well ponder Spinoza’s remark, ‘One who despises himself is the nearest to a proud man’. In ancient Athens, when a politician was trying to get the votes of the working class by appearing very humble in a tattered coat with big holes in it, Socrates unmasked his hypocrisy by exclaiming, ‘Your vanity shows forth from every whole in your coat’.
Boys were so proud – you always had to let them think they were good at things.
Completely and perfectly and incandescently happy…
Don’t force to become the top, but loosen up to be the top….(as in don’t try hard when people are before you but be glad… instead of working up your energy for the highest honor)
Truth was never meant to make you comfortable, unless you stand in the middle of it with acceptance.
If we do not know ourselves to be full of pride, ambition, lust, weakness, misery, and injustice, we are indeed blind. And if, knowing this, we do not desire deliverance, what can we say of a man…?
Sometimes I do face failures, but I don’t like failures.
We must not allow our pride to be the motivation behind our apologetics; rather, philoverity, the love of truth must be the full and complete motivation. For pride corrupts truth.
Confession is not all about telling your bad deeds to the public, but being proud of the bad things you have done so far.
This was going to be difficult, because he enjoyed women, but all the ones he has known seemed to be sent as secret assassins on a mission to destroy his pride and ability.