That nasty weed!
From Spurgeon's sermon, PREACH THE GOSPEL
There are some weeds that will grow anywhere;
and one of them is Pride.
Pride will grow on a rock as well as in a garden.
Pride will grow in the heart of a shoe-black
as well as in the heart of an alderman.
Pride will grow in the heart of a servant girl and
equally as well in the heart of her mistress.
And pride will grow in the pulpit.
It is a weed that is dreadfully rampant.
It needs cutting down every week, or else we should stand up
to our knees in it. This pulpit is a shocking bad soil for pride!