>> Thursday, January 19, 2012
A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.
~Lawrence G. Lovasik
Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.
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.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Humility is like underwear, essential, but indecent if it shows.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
~Charles de Montesquieu
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
One may be humble out of pride.
~Michel de Montaigne