Tag Archives: Pride

Conceited People: George Eliot

I’ve never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them. George Eliot The Mill on the Floss The picture is by Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516)- The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things … Continue reading

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Godolphin Horne: Hilaire Belloc

Godolphin Horne was Nobly Born; He held the Human Race in Scorn, And lived with all his Sisters where His Father lived, in Berkeley Square. And oh! the Lad was Deathly Proud! He never shook your Hand or Bowed, But … Continue reading

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Pride: J B Priestley

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself. J B Priestley 1894-1984 All About Ourselves and Other Essays The illustration is copyright: ostill via … Continue reading

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Humility: Helen Merrell Lynd

Only the man with true pride in his capacities as a human being can have a significant humility; only the truly humble in apprehending the immensity of the universe and the world beyond himself can have a significant pride – … Continue reading

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Lord Longford on Humility

In 1969 I published a small book on Humility. It was a pioneering work which has not, to my knowledge, been superseded. Lord Longford (1905-2001) ‘The Tablet’ 22 January 1994 P.S. If you follow the link on Humility, you will … Continue reading

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