• We modern egalitarians are tempted to the primal sin of pride in the opposite way from the ancients. The old, aristocratic form of pride was the desire to be better than others. The new, democratic form is the desire not to have anyone better than yourself. It is just as spiritually deadly and does not even carry with it the false pleasure of gloating superiority.

    Peter Kreeft (1990). “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Heaven-- But Never Dreamed of Asking”, p.29, Ignatius Press