What does the saying "pride goes before a fall" mean?


The saying "pride goes before a fall" means that it is common for arrogant, overconfident and prideful people to fail, according to Dictionary.com. It comes from Proverbs 16:18, which says "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall."

People holding their heads high with pride are less likely to see stumbling blocks. Furthermore, the bigger a person or object, the harder the fall. Proverbs 11:2 stresses humility above pride: "When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom." The verse that follows the saying also stresses humility: "It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud." Proverbs 16:19

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Pride goes before fall is a cautionary saying which means that if you are proud and arrogant, you are likely to suffer a reversal of fortune. It is especially appropriate to political
This is literally a Proverb, in this case Proverbs 16:18. In the KJV, with the next verse: 18. Pride. goeth. before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 19. Better. it
when someone is very proud of themselves they usually come down harder. ex: I think that i'm so good that i dont need to study, then i flunk.
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