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daytondanger

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Arrogance (in a coward's bosom burns).
« on: November 15, 2014, 03:26:11 AM »
"Arrogance." With boisterous step and roughest accent, He boils for ever like the restless deep.
Or rolls along like thunder in the clouds : He grasps dominion over equals ; And lives a short uncertain day of power, Amidst rebellion's hurried tumult."
"Arrogance is of a more active and  loquacious nature than pride. Pride may long exist in great force without being detected ;
but no one can pass over the obvious traces of arrogance.
It is much less complex than pride, and generally bears its own unquestionable insignia, and goes by its own name.
But though the possessors of it occupy but a low rank in the scale of the creation, they arc commonly excessively aspiring, and think not any elevation beyond their deserts.
They are nuisances when they command, and sink into nothing when they serve. "The activity of arrogance is more glaring than that of pride.
All its gratifications are strongly marked.
It seizes upon none but obvious objects; and though it may be dis guised in servility, whenever it does break forth, it is with indubitable evidence.
It is unfavourable to the understanding, and also to the temper. It is sensual.

"The coward's boast, the tyrant's hateful rod,
The scourge of man and mockery of G_d,
The pride of fools, and pity of the wise,
Is arrogance, with broad and glaring eyes.
The noble soul with so deform'd a fiend,
Could never in alliance deign to blend;
For real courage still to mildness turns,
And arrogance in coward's bosom burns."

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Re: Arrogance (in a coward's bosom burns).
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2014, 02:36:31 PM »
Sometimes I find myself  being arrogant, then I ask G_d for forgivness.
I try eliminating being arrogant as much as I can. But It always creeps up.

Is that your own writing? beautiful words.


“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”  -Rumi-
 

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Re: Arrogance (in a coward's bosom burns).
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 04:35:27 AM »
Not my own words...wish I was that poetic.
 

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Re: Arrogance (in a coward's bosom burns).
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 05:13:53 PM »
theres a difference between confidence and arrogance


what most dont realize
 

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Re: Arrogance (in a coward's bosom burns).
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2014, 01:26:03 AM »
theres a difference between confidence and arrogance


what most dont realize

And even the most arrogant confuse their arrogance with confidence.