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Standing on tiptoe, a person loses balance
Walking astride, a person has no pace
Kindling himself, he fails to light
Quitting himself, he forfeits his hearers
Admiring himself, he does so alone
Pride has never brought a person greatness
but, according to the way of life, brings the ills
That make him unfit
That make him unclean in the eyes of his neighbor
And a sane person will have none of them.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27