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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She should have pride in her campaign, she worked so very hard for 16 months.Of course, she thinks she's better to be Pres. of course her pride was hurt.17, million people can't all
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. 0 0 Comment
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