The trodden worm curls up. This testifies to its caution. It thus reduces its chances of being trodden upon again. In the language of morality: Humility.
Our vanity is hardest to wound precisely when our pride has just been wounded.
All signs of superhuman nature appear in man as illness or insanity.
Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul. Friedrich Nietz
If that glad message of your Bible were written in your faces, you would not need to demand belief in the authority of that book in such stiff-necked fashion.