Of God and His Creatures

A man acts upon sensible apprehension to the neglect of rational, when he suffers himself to be overcome by wine and women. A man acts under the prompting of reason, suggesting a rational good other than the proper object of his will, when he asserts his independence against lawful authority. Independence is a rational good in itself, but this independence is not the proper good of this man. Pride was not made for man (Ecclus. x, 18), any more than excess in drinking. See Ethics and Natural Law, p. 112, 113.

Of God and His Creatures: 3.10