“A learned and charitable man had constant problems with pride. He was
told that if he could learn to be humble, he would become a perfect
person.  The man listened to the advice and dedicated himself to the
study of the questions of humility until he knew, almost by heart, all
the recommendations to avoid pride. One day, someone failed to show
him due deference. The man who thought himself humble, came to the
person and said, “You fool! Don’t you realize since I learned about
humility, I am a man of perfect character, deserving respect?”

–The Kabbalah of Envy