The proud person always wants to do the right thing, the great thing, and he is actually struggling not with people but with God, because he wants to do it with his own power.
— /Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses/, ed. and trans. Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong. (Princeton University Press, 1990): Four Upbuilding Discourses (1844), "Against Cowardliness", p354