It strikes me how much of a gate pride is to things we'd never have dreamed in the beginning...sorrow, destruction, pain, isolation.
"Pride makes us artificial, and humility makes us real." -Merton
“As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity