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!