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Leaves of Life - February 25


  • William Seely died 1521.
  • Sir Christopher Wren died 1723.
  • Jane Goodwin Austin born 1831.
  • Camille Flammarion born 1842.

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes. All other passions do occasionally good; but wherever pride puts in its word everything goes wrong.
—John Ruskin.

He that is proud eats up himself: pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise.
—William Shakespeare.

Save me alike from foolish pride
Or impious discontent;
At aught Thy wisdom hath denied,
Or aught Thy wisdom lent.
—Alexander Pope.

A man's pride shall bring him low; But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honor.
—Proverbs 29. 23.

Heavenly Father, I pray that I may not let pride keep me down when it may be mine to be carried to the heights. With tenderness take me out of myself, that I may see how pride deceives, and destroys an humble spirit. Help me to master both stubbornness and pride. Amen.

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