People with a heart filled with arrogance always feel that they are wiser than others and that their talents are superior. But if we observe carefully, we would find that these are not at all worthy of consideration.
Perhaps temporarily, or in a limited way, your talents and appearance may supersede those of others. However, do not forget that there are still innumerable others who may surpass you a hundred or a thousand times over.
Even if your merits are unmatched by ordinary beings, it is certain that within noble beings there will be others who are superior to you. Moreover, your so-called good qualities will not last forever. They are just the products of specific causes and effects. They are absolutely impermanent.
— His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche