Powerful Proclamations on Pride

Powerful Proclamations on Pride

In light of a CE Hour lesson given on pride, we think it would be beneficial to reflect on these quotes from (mostly) people of the past.

  • “I am more afraid of pope ‘self’ than of the pope in Rome and all his cardinals.” – Martin Luther 
  • “Pride seeks to un-god God.” – Thomas Watson
  • “[Pride is] so undiscerned by the most, that it is commonly cherished while it is commonly spoke against.” – Richard Baxter
  • “Pride takes many forms and shapes and encompasses the heart like the layers of an onion—when you pull off one layer, there is another underneath.” – Jonathan Edwards
  • “That demon of pride was born with us, and it will not die one hour before us.  It is so woven into the very warp and woof of our nature, that till we are wrapped in our winding-sheets we shall never hear the last of it.” – Charles Spurgeon
  • “Prides is the root of every sin and evil.” – Andrew Murray
  • “Pride lifts up the heart against God, and it contends for supremacy with Him.” – Charles Bridges
  • “Those who think too much of themselves, don’t think enough.” – Amy Carmichael
  • “Pride is the essential vice, the utmost evil, [it is the] one vice of which no man in the world is free, and of which hardly any people . . . ever imagine they are guilty themselves.” – C. S. Lewis
  • “At every stage of our Christian development and in every sphere of our Christian discipleship, pride is the greatest enemy and humility our greatest friend.” – John Stott
  • “Humility creates the vacuum that divine grace fills.” – John MacArthur
  • James 4:10: “Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.”


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