When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
– Proverbs 11:2
The word for pride indicates a high arrogance, or hubris. It speaks of one who must have his own way, and Proverbs points out the end of that way is shame, or disgrace, and elsewhere destruction (Proverbs 16:18; 18:12). The word for lowly means humility and it is the way of wisdom. Humility with wisdom is better than great riches (Proverbs 16:19). Humility always precedes any true promotion (Proverbs 15:33).