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Pride goeth before a fal

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.'