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  • Pride goes before a fall — is a paraphrase of an ancient Hebrew proverb, designed to warn that pride will often cause one to fall or fail. Another variant on this quotation is Pride comes before the fall .OverviewThe full text of Proverbs 16:18: Pride goes before… …   Wikipedia

  • pride goes before a fall — Pride precedes disaster. An elliptical version of PROVERBS xvi. 18 (AV) Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. c 1390 GOWER Confessio Amantis I. 3062 Pride..schal doun falle. 1509 A. BARCLAY Ship of Fools 195v First… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Pride goes before a fall —  is wrong. The quotation, from Proverbs, is Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Pride — is a lofty view of one s self or one s own. Pride often manifests itself as a high opinion of one s nation (national pride), ethnicity (ethnic pride), or appearance and abilities (vanity). Pride is considered a negative attribute by most major… …   Wikipedia

  • Bible quotations — This list includes famous biblical quotations that are now used in popular culture throughout the world.Old Testament* The Lord will make you the head, not the tail (Deuteronomy 28: 13) * Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.… …   Wikipedia

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Hubris — (  /ˈhjuːb …   Wikipedia

  • List of misquotations — A famous misquotation is a well known phrase attributed to someone who either did not actually say it in that form of words, or did not say it at all. It may not be known how these phrases came about, but when possible, their type of origin is… …   Wikipedia

  • A Division of the Spoils — infobox Book | name = A Division of the Spoils title orig = translator = author = Paul Scott cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Historical, Novel publisher = Heinemann release date = 5 May 1975 media type …   Wikipedia

  • List of Dragon Ball Z Kai episodes — Japanese promotional poster of Dragon Ball Kai Dragon Ball Z Kai (known in Japan as Dragon Ball Kai) is a revised version of the ani …   Wikipedia

  • BIBLE — THE CANON, TEXT, AND EDITIONS canon general titles the canon the significance of the canon the process of canonization contents and titles of the books the tripartite canon …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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