More directly than any other vice, pride attempts to reverse the relationship of Creator and creature by setting up the latter in the place of the former.
Every gift, talent, sense, and faculty comes from God: to Him alone then, be the praise and the thanksgiving.
Remember that you are but an 'atom in immensity: a second in eternity.'
-Rev. J. Degen.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930