Sit in your place, and none can make you rise (Old English Proverb).
Oh how the mighty have fallen. 2 Kingdoms 1:25 Orthodox Study Bible
He that knows himself best, esteems himself least. (Dictionary of English Proverbs/Thomas Preston)
A fault once denied is twice committed. Old English Proverb
“The people with the least to give always give the most. Haven’t you noticed that?” Catherine Ryan Hyde, Don’t Let Me Go
In reality, there is perhaps not one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as our pride (Jeff Wheeler).