Ezra Taft Benson

“The proud depend upon the world to tell them whether they have value or not. Their self-esteem is determined by where they are judged to be on the ladders of worldly success. They feel worthwhile as individuals if the numbers beneath them in achievement, talent, beauty, or intellect are large enough. Pride is ugly. It says, ‘If you succeed, I am a failure.’

“If we love God, do His will, and fear His judgment more than men’s, we will have self-esteem” (Teachings f Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, p. 236).