Explore the value of Humility
Sir Thomas Moore
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
There is no limit to the amount of good a man can do, as long as he does not care who takes the credit.
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Augustine of Hippo
I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
Harry S. Truman
James Cash Penney
Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
Orlando A. Battista
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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...
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. ...
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Humility’
Kristen Johnson - Foster- Brooks JSubmitted by Becca Foster
My biological father died the day after my 3rd birthday 11-15-1984. Since then my mother, my hero, has had countless struggles. On top of relentless, overbearing and judging in-laws, she continued to hold a full time job and take care of a family of 8. Her first re-marriage in about 1987 was to a manipulative...
Michael MSubmitted by Mike Michelsen, Jr.
My hero is my father who, sadly, passed away May 28, 2001, but left a legacy for his sons that will outlive all of us. Born a cast-off kid in Omaha, my father worked his whole life to make a better life for himself and his family. He never crowed about his accomplishments, and even took his share of hardships,...
Timmy WertsSubmitted by Don Werts
Rescued 5 non-swimmers from Lake Robinson > unknown to news media > unknown to any local news affiliates. A man who doesn't want the credit.
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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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
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.