"Pride comes before disaster, and arrogance (a haughty spirit. NWT) before a fall." (Prov 16:18 NEB).
EXHIBITING PRIDE IS TO FORSAKE THE LORD.
"Haughty looks and a proud heart
"A proud man's mind is like a decoy-partridge in its cage, or like a spy watching for a false step. He waits for a chance to twist good into evil or to cast blame on innocent actions." (Eccus 11:30,31 NEB).
"It is by his own words that the sinner is ensnared; he is tripped up by his own scurrility (2) and pride." (Eccus 23:8 NEB).
"A fool is too arrogant to make amends; upright men know what reconciliation means." (Prov 14:9 NEB).
"When calamity befalls the arrogant, there is no cure; wickedness is too deeply rooted in him." (Eccus 3:28 NEB).
"Fear the Lord, and you will be accepted; be obstinate and proud, and you will be rejected." (Eccus 10:21 NEB).