Explore the value of Humility
Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.
Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.
John R. Wooden
Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.
Dr. William Claire Menninger
Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands: a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.
Greatness is always built on this foundation: the ability to appear, speak and act, as the most common man.
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Personal Stories About ‘Humility’
SandpaperSubmitted by Rodney
I talk often about people being put in our lives for a reason, and there is always a lesson to be learned by or from them. Some of those people put in our lives are there to make us question why they are there. They are annoying, sarcastic, rude, hurtful, aggravating, and simply drive us crazy. I heard a...
Humility And The HitchhikerSubmitted by Shayne
So I never pick up hitch-hikers as a rule. I don't know what moved me to do so today. I was heading from North Platte to Brady and he was just outside of North Platte. He jumped in and said "thanks for stopping". I said no problem, I'm going to Brady about 23 miles up the road, and I’ll take you that far. ...
Just A Child Trying To PleaseSubmitted by Anonymous
Sitting at traffic light in a rickshaw, in the polluted air of an Indian city, my eyes fell upon the poor and desolate living on the road side. Inches away from the dirty tires and deafening engines of old motors there were innumerable children scanning the traffic for people who may give charity. A man and...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Humility’
Inell JSubmitted by Michael
My hero is my mother. Both she and my father showed us how to be good parents and people. Neither ever finished high school. With very little education (6th grade) she taught our family of nine the value of being frugal, (lots of bread-laden hamburgers)of treating others fairly, of character, and of having...
Mohandas GSubmitted by Gabriel
I find him to be a hero for many reasons, including his love for others, his non-violence approach, and his selflessness. He is the definition of humble. He treated everyone as being equal, no matter what. When he looked at someone, he did not see race, gender, religion, or any other factor that makes us unique;...
Cameron LSubmitted by Jade Coates
Cameron is one of the best firefighters I know. He's always ready to go when disaster strikes. Constantly, he's up for more than 48 hours at a time. If you're ever in a bad mood or just looking for someone to talk to, Cameron is your guy! He's a perfect example of humility because he never boasts about saving...
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I must remember that Humility is not humiliation. Humility shows my my important part and place i the Universe. Humiliation is degrading and makes one person greater than another in a way that tears away the dignity of that person. Humility creates a sense of self worth in that it gives something to fulfill the potential of and then grow beyond. Peace, Friends to You.
Rawleigh Emmons, Tempe, AZ
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Humility " Is having a humble heart,to show an outpouring of love for all living being, to be able to assist, in any way i can, selfless service to all ,without any selfish gain .
Seeta Sahadeo, Trinidad & Tobago
Humility is having a proper estimation of oneself.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
"Perpetual quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble. It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore; to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me.
"It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised, it is to have a blessed home in myself where I can go in and shut the door and pray to my Father in secret and be at peace, as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and about is seeming trouble. "
Anonymous, From a plaque in Dr. Bob's office
Humility: "Perpetual quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble.It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore; To wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing is done against me."
Anonymous, An Inscription from a plaque in the office of Robert Hollbrook Smith M.D. Akron, Ohio
Humility is accepting others without question or favour.
Adesoji JE., Nigeria
ejaz shahid, islamabad pakistan
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Humility is not having an exaggerated opinion of our own importance.
Humility is the True wisdom by which we prepare our mind for any possible changes in our life.
It's just like a bamboo. When it gets bigger and taller, it moves closely to the ground. A sign of Humility. When you become somebody, be nobody.
nathan ostrea, philippines
Humility is the amalgamation of love,hope,and forgiveness.
Raymond H., AL
I can't find a hero for humilty. Can somebody please help me?
Humility is focusing on the needs of others.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins
I always tell my daughter that the most important quality to find in a future spouse is that of humility. I believe everything positive and good comes from this one quality. People who posess humility have the world view that life is not about them. They tend to live outside themselves , quietly being, loving and giving, not trying to feed their own egoes but rather filled with self love which is shared with others .
Humility for me is a sense of acceptance and peace within yourself. Humbling yourself can be one of the most difficult things to do in life...but once practiced it can bring you a sense of peace you never felt before and can open yourself up to never ending possibilities.
Mandy Candy, California
Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.
Max S., LT, Seoul, Korea
With humility, we hold the key to ruminat- ting over our own mistakes, we choose to accept humility challenged by others, and we decide to overcome by learning a new, Life lesson. We decide to persevere.