Self-admiration is the beginning of pride. Pride is dissipated self-admiration.
Those who do not hate their own selfishness, their placing of themselves higher than the rest of the world, are blind, because this action contradicts the truth.
— Blaise Pascal
The lighter and less dense a substance is, the less space it occupies. The qualities which a proud person attributes to himself can be compared to this.
There are many people who claim to be teachers of others who should themselves be taught first of all.
— Eastern Wisdom
The most important thing in life is the path to perfection, and what kind of perfection can exist if a person is proud and satisfied with himself?