The ego lives by comparisons...
The ego cannot survive without judgment.
- A Course in Miracles
Real excellence and humility are not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire
A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
- Proverbs 29:23
Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden
Comparisons are odious.
- Old English Saying
We take refuge in pride because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura