Why should a man be proud?
Why should a man be proud? How doth pride
grow? I know not what pride is.
Your mind is the clearer, Ajax, and your
virtues the fairer. He that is proud eats up himself.
Pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own
chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the
deed devours the deed in the praise.
I do hate a proud man as I hate the engendering
And yet he loves himself. Is ‘t not strange?