Sometimes you must exhibit pride towards others for the glory of the Creator, 1 as our sages said (Sotah 5a) that a Torah-scholar ought to have “one eighth of an eight’s [of pride].” 2 However, be very careful to consider at the time your own baseness, saying to yourself: “In truth I am very base, and my proud demeanor is but for the glory of the Creator, blessed be He. For myself I do not need any pride, for ‘I am a worm and not a man’ (Psalms 22:7); thus why would I want honor?” 3