Subduing a natural passion

“In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as  pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself; you will see it perhaps, often in this history; for, even if I could conceive that I had compleatly overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.”

Benjamin Franklin, 1784

Posted in BIG SKY WRITER Quotes
2 comments on “Subduing a natural passion
  1. Mary Ross says:

    Something I was just thinking about today. Thank you, Clint.


  2. “I’m proud to say that I have never subdued that passion,” he joked, as he worked on his latest autobiography, of which he was very proud.

    Terrific quote, Clint. Keep ’em coming! 🙂


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