Posted by David FG on October 29, 2010 at 05:20
In Reply to: Pride goeth before a fal posted by Dave on October 28, 2010 at 20:52:
: What is the origin of: "pride goeth before a fall"
Well, strictly speaking, it doesn't come from anywhere: it is one of the most widespread misquotations.
The original comes - as do so many things - from the Bible, Proverbs 16:18 to be precise, which in the King James Version has:
'Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.'