In the Orthodox tradition, humility has often been called the “mother of all virtues,” and pride has been named “the cause of all sin.” The wise and honest person is the one who is humble.
    Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
    It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the spoils with the proud.
    A man’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will retain honor. (Proverbs 16:18, 16:19, 29:23)