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C. S. Lewis on Pride

April 24, 2008

We say that people are proud of being rich, or clever, or good-looking but they are not. They are proud of being richer, cleverer, or better looking than others. If everyone else became equally rich, or clever, or good-looking there would be nothing to be proud about. It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sara permalink
    April 24, 2008 5:19 pm

    excellent quote!

  2. April 25, 2008 2:14 pm

    Ouch. It hurts but is excellent.

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