C.S. Lewis on Pride

By Noel Jesse  •  Feb 10, 2016 at 5:21pm  •  Quotes

“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man. We say that people are proud of being rich, or clever, or good-looking, but they are not. They are proud of being richer, or cleverer, or better looking than others. If every one 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. Once the element of competition has gone, pride has gone.”

C.S. Lewis

Mere Christianity

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