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Pride comes before a fall

Possible interpretation: If we are too proud about ourselves or something, we will probably meet with failure or disaster. When we are too self-important or conceited, something is sure to happen to make us look foolish.

Note: pride (noun) = an excessively high opinion of oneself or one's importance | A variation of this proverb is: "Pride goes before a fall."

Origin: This proverb is a contraction (some would say misquotation) from the Bible (Proverbs 16:18): "Pride goeth before destruction and an haughty spirit before a fall."

Quick Quiz:

If it is true that "pride comes before a fall", then pride
  1. is more important than falling
  2. is more important than destroying something
  3. will lead us into trouble

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