quote by Nachman of Breslov

A poor but humble man who gives nothing to charity is preferrable to a rich but haughty man who does.

— Nachman of Breslov

Most Powerful Haughtiness quotations

... some people cannot bear the truth, no matter how tactfully it is told. No doubt the haughty, the tyrannical, the unmerciful, the impure and the fomentors of discord take a fierce exception to the Sermon on the Mount.

It is the privilege of any human work which is well done to invest the doer with a certain haughtiness. He can well afford not to conciliate, whose faithful work will answer for him.

Children are contemptuous, haughty, irritable, envious, sneaky, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing joy and sorrow, especially about trifles, they'll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it: little men already.

A woman of haughty and fierce carriage, of a nimble wit and active spirit, a very voluble tongue, more bold than a man.

I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.

Knowledge alone makes Christians haughty. Application makes us holy.

General Howard informed me, in a haughty spirit, that he would give my people 30 days to go back home, collect all their stock, and move onto the reservation.

No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.

If you are an ardent reader, seek not brilliant and erudite texts;

otherwise the demon of haughtiness will strike your heart. But like a wise bee that gathers honey from flowers, so also through your reading obtain healing for your soul.

Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared. a

When pride and presumption walk before, shame and loss follow very closely.

He is indeed the 'Lamb.' There is nothing harsh or haughty or retaliative about Him.

Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.

Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Be not haughty with the humble; be not humble with the haughty.

Haughtiness lives under the same roof with solitude.

Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.

He who lives upon the fruit of his own labor, escapes the contempt of haughty benefactors.

We need to repent of the haughty way in which we sometimes stand in judgment upon Scripture and must learn to sit humbly under its judgment instead.

And when your soul becometh great, then doth it become haughty, and in your sublimity there is wickedness.

Deep is the sea, and deep is hell, but pride mineth deeper;

it is coiled as a poisonous worm about the foundations of the soul.

People think that I'm haughty and stuck up, but really I'm just very shy.

Cats are possessed of a shy, retiring nature, cajoling, haughty, and capricious, difficult to fathom. They reveal themselves only to certain favored individuals, and are repelled by the faintest suggestion of insult or even by the most trifling deception.

Use humility to make the enemy haughty.

Tire them by flight. Cause division among them. When they are unprepared, attack and make your move when they do not expect it.

First love, with its frantic haughty imagination, swings its object clear of the everyday, over the rut of living, making him all looks, silences, gestures, attitudes, a burning phrase with no context.

Tolerance is love sick with the sickness of haughtiness.

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Haughty people seem to me to have, like the dwarfs, the stature of a child and the face of a man.

Men hate the haughty of heart who will not be the friend of every man.

Victory is by nature insolent and haughty.

Waitresses, soldiers, rickshaw drivers, old ladies selling vegetables - my father would schmooze anybody. He was Clintonesque before the word existed. And, of course, it paid dividends. Ill-tempered guards at the most notorious border crossings waved him through with cheery smiles. Haughty maitre d's fawned over him.

Fear not the proud and the haughty; fear rather him who fears God.

Life is a system of relations rather than a positive and independent existence;

and he who would be happy himself and make others happy must carefully preserve these relations. He cannot stand apart in surly and haughty egoism; let him learn that he is as much dependent on others as others are on him.

To make the cunning artless, tame the rude, subdue the haughty, shake the undaunted soul; yea, put a bridle in the lion's mouth, and lead him forth as a domestic cur,--these are the triumphs of all-powerful beauty.