He who stands on tiptoe is not steady.
He who strides forward does not go.
He who shows himself is not harmonious.
He who justifies himself is not prominent.
He who boasts of himself is not given credit.
He who brags does not endure for long.
Lao Tzu, Tao-Te Ching
The Sermon on the Mount teaches us that the exalted shall be humbled, but the humble shall be exalted.
Modesty teaches us that what is low shall be raised, and what is high shall be lowered.
Jesus teaches us love, Buddha teaches us compassion, Mohammed teaches us mercy, and all of them teach us tolerance.
Modern religion teaches us how their words can be twisted to suit just about any ridiculous human agenda.