Explore the value of Humility
It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
Andrew J. Holmes
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
Edward Frederick Lindley Wood
A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all-knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.
Sir William Osler
The artist must be an egotist because, like the spider, he draws all his building material from his own breast. But just the same the artist alone among men knows what true humility means. His reach forever exceeds his grasp. He can never be satisfied with his work. He knows when he has done well, but he knows he has never attained his dream. He knows he never can.
Rheta Childe Dorr
Diogenes of Sinope
Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.
Dr. William Claire Menninger
This was a splendid life. Splendid in its obscurity and humility, splendid in its strength and charity, splendid in its achievements.
Robert C. Mortimer
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Personal Stories About ‘Humility’
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...
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...
Mac's PlightSubmitted by Herb Hedeen
Mac’s Plight or Cowie Capers by Herb Hedeen An unbelievably true story The summers are hot in Grand Junction, Colorado. My friend, Howard McConnell, known to all his friends, as Mac, needed a haircut. He went to his favorite barber on Main Street. Now Mac was the kindest man you would ever meet. He was...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Humility’
Kyrsten LSubmitted by Tara LeClair
My daughter Kyrsten is my hero. She has done nothing extra ordinary or has not overcome any huge obstacles (ie: disease/tragedy. She is just a very awesome little girl. I am so proud of the young lady she is. In today's world it is hard to find a child who is kind to everyone and never leaves another out. ...
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...
Rick SgrilloSubmitted by Christa
Our attic was full of treasures. As kids, my sisters and I used to go up to our attic to play. Elaborate dresses from the 1940's were lined up in a long row, hanging from a metal bar. Each one of us would choose a dress and slip it on. As I rummaged through the boxes, I looked for the perfect pair of shoes to...
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Humility is knowing one's own strengths and weaknesses.
Jim E, Iowa
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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
teaching how to and what to do
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