Ylpeys käy lankeamuksen edellä.
Traditional Finnish proverb
One of the less admirable
traits of the Finnish character
. Public display of wealth
and taking pride
own achievements are considered sin
of the worst kind,
and especially in the countryside the show-off will be
d, with the neighbors eagerly awaiting the moment of
their enemy's downfall
. When (if) it happens, they will
nod knowingly to themselves, smile with Schadenfreude
recall the words of Ezekiel 16
49. Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom,
pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her
and her daughters ...
50. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me:
therefore I took them away as I saw good.