Quotations On Man’s Proclivities & Sins


“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”
~C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity 

“Envy is the sin that “looks with grudging hatred upon other men’s gifts and good fortune, taking every opportunity to run them down or deprive them of their happiness.” ~Dante, Purgatorio

“Wrath is the sin that consumes one’s heart over injury received. When resentments for the wrong received and vengeance grows strong until it greedily and angrily seeks out another’s harm.”

Defending against Slothfulness. A truism. “These three things – autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward are the qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying. Work that fulfills these three criteria is meaningful.”  ~Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers

“By covetousness, people will exploit you with deceptive words.”
~Sunday Adelaja

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”

“Th’ expense of spirit in a waste of shame
Is lust in action; and till action, lust
Is perjured, murd’rous, bloody, full of blame,
Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust,
Enjoyed no sooner but despisèd straight,
Past reason hunted; and, no sooner had
Past reason hated as a swallowed bait
On purpose laid to make the taker mad;
Mad in pursuit and in possession so,
Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme;
A bliss in proof and proved, a very woe;
Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream.
    All this the world well knows; yet none knows well
    To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.” ~William Shakespeare, Sonnet 129: Th’expense of spirit in a waste of shame

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