And Thee would man praise; man, buta particle of Thy creation; man, that bears about him his mortality,the witness of his sin, the witness that Thou resistest the proud: yetwould man praise Thee; he, but a particle of Thy creation.
Trust not in thy learning, nor in the cleverness of any that lives, but rather trust in the favour of God, who resisteth the proud and giveth grace to the humble.
I left theproud and went back to the humble, for the happiness of the humble.
19:119:021 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
42:001:051 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
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In this speech Don Quixote wound up the evidence of his madness, but still better in what he added when he said, "God knows, I would gladly take Don Lorenzo with me to teach him how to spare the humble, and trample the proud under foot, virtues that are part and parcel of the profession I belong to; but since his tender age does not allow of it, nor his praiseworthy pursuits permit it, I will simply content myself with impressing it upon your worship that you will become famous as a poet if you are guided by the opinion of others rather than by your own; because no fathers or mothers ever think their own children ill-favoured, and this sort of deception prevails still more strongly in the case of the children of the brain."
To these words Don Quixote replied very gravely and solemnly, "Worthy duenna, check your tears, or rather dry them, and spare your sighs, for I take it upon myself to obtain redress for your daughter, for whom it would have been better not to have been so ready to believe lovers' promises, which are for the most part quickly made and very slowly performed; and so, with my lord the duke's leave, I will at once go in quest of this inhuman youth, and will find him out and challenge him and slay him, if so be he refuses to keep his promised word; for the chief object of my profession is to spare the humble and chastise the proud; I mean, to help the distressed and destroy the oppressors."
And therefore dost Thou resist the proud,and givest grace to the humble: yea, Thou thunderest down upon theambitions of the world, and the foundations of the mountainstremble.