Pride is one of the seven deadly sins; but it cannot be the pride of a mother in her children, for that is a compound of two cardinal virtues — faith and hope. (“Nicholas Nickleby”)
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess! (“Dombey and Son”)
In transgressing the law of nature, the offender declares himself to live by another rule than that of reason and common equity, which is that measure God has set to the actions of men, for their mutual security.
I am not a saint. I have done wrong, and I’m not proud of it, but I’m not ashamed of talking about it.
Of the lunacies earth can boast, The one that must please the devil the most is pride reduced to the whimsical terms of causing the slugs to despise the worms.
For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue […]
The sins ye do by two and two, ye must pay for, one by one.
Be sure your sin will find you out. (Numbers 32:23)
Without knowledge there is no sin.
In Adam’s fall – We sinned all.