Quotes from the Saints
The Four Hundred Chapters on Love:
259. When you overcome any of the dishonorable passions, such as gluttony, fornication, anger, or covetousness, suddenly the though of vanity lights upon you. But when you overcome this, that of pride follows in short order.
262. Discreet practice eliminates vainglory; ascribing our right actions to God removes pride.
263. A person who has been honored with the knowledge of God and is abundantly enjoying the pleasure it provides disdains all the pleasures begotten from lust.
St. Maximus the Confessor