J. M. Barrie Quote
The praise that comes of love does not make us vain, but humble rather. Knowing what we are, the pride that shines in our mother's eyes as she looks at us is about the most pathetic thing a man has to face, but he would be a devil altogether if it did not burn some of the sin out of him.
The Novels, Tales and Sketches of J.M. Barrie...: The little minister (ed. 1927)