The Delia Mahon Collection
Delia Mahon - 5th or 6th class student
Pride is one of the seven deadly sins, condemned in Scripture and may also be titled ‘the food of fools’. Those people who spend hours before a mirror dressing, adorning and admiring themselves, and who give up all thoughts to the getting of fine clothes and jewels, are really very silly in spending their precious hours in such a foolish manner.
A great many evils arise from this vice as – it makes us selfish, restless, discontented and blind to the beauty, goodness and gracefulness of others. It also makes us look out for admiration and jealous at our friends’ good fortune.
It spoils the modesty of children and deprives them of humility or any other good qualities they may possess. It has great power over the aged for it creates discontent when the beauty of youth is by degrees fading away, leaving the traces of suffering or sadness if any occurred during the youthful years of life.
It is a vice so injurious both to young and old that every one should be very careful in preserving herself from it, having before her mind the words of Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived: ‘Vanity of vanity, all is vanity’.