"The man who is proud of any accomplishment has not reached it. He is only proud of himself, and imagining a cause for his pride. If he had truly reached something worthwhile, he would already have begun to forget, for he who delights in contemplating what he has attained is not merely sliding back, but is already in the dust of self-satisfaction."- George MacDonald
Source: MacDonald, George. Knowing the Heart of God. Compiled by Michael R. Phillips. Bethany House Publishers, 1990: p. 185.