Why Pride Goes Before A Fall

False Pride That Is

prideYou have heard so many things about pride and humility. One of the many things you might have heard about pride is that it never pays to be puffed up with it. You could have heard that it comes before a fall.

This week’s Tuesday Thought© covers pride as our conversation on the seven deadly sins unfolds. Regular readers are aware that each week a Jamaican proverb is usually highlighted to further illustrate our point and this week is no different. Did you watch last week’s? Check it out here.

There is however a bonus proverb and this one is actually from the book of Proverbs in the Christian Bible:

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. Proverb 16: 18 – 19

That proverb goes hand in hand with the one from the country of my birth and I invite you to grab a cup of coffee and sit down with me for a few minutes and let me share the connection. For those who might have a challenge understanding my accent, here is the Jamaican saying in patois:

When puss belly full im seh rat batty bitter

Watch for the translation:

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Have a wonderful rest of the day. Remember to take pride in your achievements but never forget your beginnings and those who helped you along the way.


Claudette P. Esterine


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8 thoughts on “Why Pride Goes Before A Fall

  1. Just discussing this very topic with some of my students. Sharing this with them!
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    1. Ms Claudette

      I am so glad that we are in sync with you Diane. You honour me by sharing with your students. 🙂

  2. Pride comes with a sense of self importance and a sense hat one is better than others, in so thinking one misses the writing on the wall of cracks in he foundation and thus doesnt see the fall coming…On the other hand, Pride in someone else’s achievement or in a god job done is okay in my book. I totally get it…false pride is a killer !
    I am learning some cool Jamaican Sayings 🙂

    1. Ms Claudette

      LOL! I am glad to be teaching you some Jamaican sayings and I am even more happy to have your perspective. 🙂

  3. LOVE YOUR POST – and VIDEO!!! We all too often for get such things but we must not!! We need to stay HUMBLED!! We all tend to get way too caught up in the moment.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you GiGi and you are absolutely right – humility is key! 🙂

  4. Great Post and very insightful, thanks for sharing

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you so much for visiting. 🙂

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