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Medieval theologian Thomas Aquinas said of pride: "Inordinate self-love is the cause of every sin ... the root of pride is found to consist in man not being, in some way, subject to God and His rule."

"A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you."

--C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

"Too many people spend money they earned to buy things they don't want to impress people that they don't like."

--Will Rogers

"Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you."

--Andrew Murray, Humility

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."

--Ann Landers

St. Augustine: "It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men angels." (12,000 Religious Quotes, page 237).

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