Thoughts of pride – Apophthegmata Patrum

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An old man said, “Every time a thought of superiority or vanity moves you, examine your conscience to see if you have kept all the commandments, if you love your enemies and are grieved at their sins, if you consider yourself as an unprofitable servant and the greatest sinner of all.  Even then, do not pretend to great ideas as though you were perfectly right, for this thought destroys everything.”

[Apophthegmata Patrum]

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