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Why should a man be proud?

Ajax
Why should a man be proud? How doth pride
grow? I know not what pride is.
Agamemnon
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.
Ajax
I do hate a proud man as I hate the engendering
of toads.
Nestor, aside
And yet he loves himself. Is ‘t not strange?

Source:
Act 2
Scene 3
Line 159

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