Downfall Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old downfall quotes, downfall sayings, and downfall proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


He who prides himself upon wealth and honor hastens his own downfall.     

Lao Tzu

When your outgo exceeds your income, the upshot may be your downfall.     

Paul Harvey

Conceit may bring about one's own downfall.     

Aesop

From triumph to downfall is but a step. I have seen a trifle decide the most important issues in the gravest affairs.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Power, safely defied, touches its downfall.     

Thomas B. Macaulay

Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognisance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

National injustice is the surest road to national downfall.     

William E. Gladstone

Pride of opinion has been responsible for the downfall of more men on Wall Street than any other factor.     

Charles Dow

I don't spend my hours plotting for somebody else's downfall.     

Hillary Clinton

It is the downfall of evil, that it never sees far enough ahead.     

Orson Scott Card

Our downfall as a species is that we are arrogant enough to think that we can control Mother Nature and stupid enough to think it is our job.     

Greg Peterson

Displaying riches and titles with pride brings about one's downfall.     

Lao Tzu

Complacency will be the architecture of your downfall.     

Jeremy Gutsche

We may run into many downfalls in life, but with a mighty God on our side those downfalls have already been defeated.     

Pauline Seaport

The downfall of most diets is that they restrict your intake of food.     

Fran Lebowitz

The downfall of every civilization comes, not from the moral corruption of the common man, but rather from the moral complacency of common men in high places.     

E. Digby Baltzell

Public downfalls are more painful and humiliating than private ones.     

Jane Velez-Mitchell

A man's pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance.     

Bear Grylls

Our sins are our downfall. We must repent and return to the Lord. And He will receive and forgive us graciously.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

The straight line leads to the downfall of humanity.     

Friedensreich Hundertwasser