It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.  Augustine

I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.   D.L. Moody

God’s whole employment is to lift up the humble and cast down the proud.  Author Unknown

In the midst of a world of light and love, of song and feast and dance, Lucifer could find nothing to think of more interesting than his own prestige.   C.S. Lewis

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.   Thomas Merton

There is no greater punishment than that of being abandoned to one’s self.  Pasquier Quesnel

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.   Author Unknown

It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.   Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace.   Samuel Rutherford

If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.   G.K. Chesterton

No one enjoys feeling weak, whether it is emotionally, spiritually or physically. There is something within the human spirit that wants to resist the thought of weakness. Many times this is nothing more than our human pride at work. Just as weakness carries a great potential for strength, pride carries an equally great potential for defeat.   Charles Stanley

The way we respond to criticism pretty much depends on the way we respond to praise. If praise humbles us, then criticism will build us up. But if praise inflates us, then criticism will crush us; and both responses lead to our defeat.  Warren Wiersbe

When a man thinks he has got a good deal of strength, and is self-confident, you may look for his downfall. It may be years before it comes to light, but it is already commenced.   D.L. Moody

Do not be taken in or flattered by your own success or fame. Take not only as to whether or not the old creation, including everything which comes by birth, has gone through the cross.    Watchman Nee

Often Satan injects pride into the believer’s spirit, evoking in him an attitude of self-importance and of self-conceit. He causes him to esteem himself a very outstanding person, one who is indispensable in God’s work. Such a spirit constitutes one of the major reasons for the fall of believers.   Watchman Nee

A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.   Henry Ward Beecher

Know that you are your greatest enemy, but also your greatest friend.   Jeremy Taylor

The proud are ever most provoked by pride.   William Cowper

Pride, perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.   Thomas Fuller

Pride thrust Nebuchadnezzar out of men’s society, Saul out of his kingdom, Adam out of paradise, Haman out of court, and Lucifer out of heaven.   Thomas Adams

Whatever makes us feel superior to other people, whatever tempts us to convey a sense of superiority, that is the gravity of our sinful nature, not grace.  Philip Yancey

Pride builds walls between people, humility builds bridges.   Rick Warren

A proud faith is as much a contradiction as a humble devil.   Stephen Charnock

Sin came through the pride of Lucifer and salvation came through the humility of Jesus.   Zac Poonen

The chief occupational hazard of leadership is pride.   John Stott

God can never entrust His Kingdom to anyone who has not been broken of pride, for pride is the armour of darkness itself.   Francis Frangipane

When Jesus entered Jerusalem the people spread their clothes in the way and strewed branches before Him in order to do Him honour. Jesus rode upon an ass, according to the word of the prophet. His feet did not touch the road which was decorated in His honour. It was the ass which trod upon the garments and the branches. But the ass would have been very foolish to have been uplifted on that account; for the road really was not decked in its honour! It would be just as foolish if those who bear Christ to men were to think anything of themselves because of what men do to them for the sake of Jesus.   Sadhu Sundar Singh

In our proud love affair with ourselves we pour contempt, whether we know it or not, on the worth of God’s glory. As our pride pours contempt upon God’s glory, His righteousness obliges Him to pour wrath upon our pride.   John Piper

Pride comes from not knowing yourself and the world. The older you grow, and the more you see, the less reason you will find for being proud. Ignorance and inexperience are the pedestal of pride; once the pedestal is removed – pride will soon come down.   J.C. Ryle

And yet we are very apt to be full of ourselves, instead of Him that made what we so much value, and but for whom we can have no reason to value ourselves.  William Penn

Proud people keep others at arm’s length. Broken people are willing to take the risks of getting close to others and loving intimately.   Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Proud people focus on the failures of others and can readily point out those faults. Broken people are more conscious of their own spiritual need than of anyone else’s.  Nancy Leigh DeMoss