The loathsome moral leprosy!

(John Angell James, "Christian Love" 1828)

"Love does not boast--it is not proud." 1 Corin. 13:4

Pride has a high and overweening conceit of its own
possessions and acquirements, and ostentatiously
boasts of what it is, has done, can do, or intends to do.

Pride signifies such an exalted idea of ourselves, as
leads to self-esteem--and to contempt of others.

Pride is self-admiration--self-doating.

Pride is the sin which laid the moral universe in ruins.

Pride is the original sin, the inherent corruption of our
nature. Pride spreads over humanity with contagious
violence. Pride is the loathsome moral leprosy, raging
alike through the palace and the cottage, and infecting
equally the prince and the peasant.

Love is no less opposed to VANITY than it is to pride!

Pride differs from vanity thus--
pride causes us to value ourselves;
vanity makes us anxious for applause.

Pride renders a man odious;
vanity makes him ridiculous.

Love does not boast of, or ostentatiously display,
its possessions, abilities, or good deeds.

"Love does not boast--it is not proud." 1 Corin. 13:4