If you wish to be miserable, think about yourself; about what you want, what you like; what respect people ought to pay you; and then to you nothing will be pure. You will spoil everything you touch; you will make misery for yourself out of everything good; you will be as wretched as you choose.
- Chas. Kingsley. (moreillustrations.com)
“We have within us a self that has its poison from Satan - from hell - and yet we cherish and nourish it. What do we not do to please self and nourish self - and we make the devil within us strong. Look at your own life. What are the works of hell? They are chiefly these three: self-will, self-trust, and self-exaltation.” - Andrew Murray.
Luke 14:11 (ESV): “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”