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Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad [with pride]“

April 14, 2012 | Filed under 2012 Presidential Race,Barack Obama,George W. Bush | Posted by Rodney Graves

The Ancient Greeks counted Hubris as a deadly sin, a sure means of inviting Nemesis to bring disastrous punishment.

The Jews of the Old Testament likewise warn of the folly of hauteur.:

Pride goeth before destruction,

and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:18

A well credentialed scholar seems to have forgotten this, while a man referred to by the left as a “village idiot” was quite clear on the concept.

A Tale Of Two Presidents

Hubris: Extreme pride or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss of contact with reality and an overestimation of one’s own competence or capabilities, especially when the person exhibiting it is in a position of power.

it’s only words

George W. Bush on the capture of Saddam Hussein: December 14, 2003Scissors-32x32.png

Barack Obama on the death of Osama bin Laden: May 1, 2011 Scissors-32x32.png


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