As soon as we think anything is ours, pride enters our heart.
Pride brings false independence and fails one to take shelter of Lord Krishna.
When pride comes we are already fallen, what comes after that is a detail.
Pride in victory, or moroseness in defeat, is useless. One should fully depend on the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is responsible for the victory and defeat of all living entities.
Pride is so deep, that even when we are sick, we are proud of it. We tell others about our sickness, to get their sympathy and attention. But Krishna’s devotees are humble. They never want any attention from others. They keep everyone’s attention on Krishna.
Pride is a weed in the field of intelligence. As love for Krishna increases, it removes the weeds of pride.