“From a worldly point of view there is no mistake so great as that of being always right.”
—SAMUEL BUTLER, 17th-century British satirist
He is famous for penning Hudibras, a memorable burlesque poem and the first English satire to make a notable and successful attack on ideas rather than on personalities. You can read it here, but be forewarned — it is 300 pages.
Butler saw in militant Puritanism as something beyond religion and more akin to political activism, hence Hudribas (hubris).
2 We all make many mistakes. If people never said anything wrong, they would be perfect and able to control their entire selves, too. 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we control their whole bodies. 4 A ship is very big, but pushed by strong winds, and a very small rudder controls that big ship, making it go wherever the pilot wants. 5 It is the same with the tongue. While it is a small part of the body, it brags about great things it has never done. — New Century Bible
Help, Lord! For God-like men are here no more. The faithful can no longer be seen among the sons of men. 2 They lie to each other. Their lips speak with sweet-sounding words that are not true. 3 May the Lord cut off all lips of false respect, and the tongue that speaks of great things. New Life bible.