humility

A Quote by Robert Burton on humility

They are proud in humility; proud in that they are not proud.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on compromise, direction, feeling, forgiveness, giving, humility, humor, marriage, needs, principles, repentance, respect, sense of humor, sharing, and understanding

Marriage requires the giving and keeping of confidences, the sharing of thoughts and feelings, respect and understanding always, marriage requires humility - the humility to repent, the humility to forgive. Marriage requires flexibility (to give and take) and firmness: not to compromise principles. And a wise and moderate sense of humor. Both need to be pulling together in the same direction.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on extremism and humility

Extremes meet and there is no better example than the haughtiness of humility.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Paul Elmer More on defense, god, good, humility, ignorance, indifference, laws, learning, men, reward, and virtue

We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little; yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference. In such a state, humility is the virtue of men, and their only defense; to walk humbly with God, never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good, and that His law is right.

Paul Elmer More (1864 - 1937)

Source: Pages from an Oxford Diary

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A Quote by Paul C. Packer on humility, individuality, life, and world

It is our individual performances, no matter how humble our place in life may be, that will in the long run determine how well ordered the world may become.

Paul C. Packer

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A Quote by Orson Ferguson Whitney on charity, children, education, experience, faith, fatherhood, god, heaven, humility, motherhood, pain, patience, sorrow, soul, and suffering

No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.

Orson Whitney (1855 - 1931)

Source: Quoted: H.W. Hunter, Ensign, Nov 1987 p 60

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on humility, justice, opportunity, simplicity, world, and youth

It is the youth who sees a great opportunity hidden in just these simple services, who sees a very uncommon situation, a humble position, who gets on in the world.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on ambition, angels, character, discipline, fame, humility, nature, possibility, pride, and wealth

The sculptor will chip off all unnecessary material to set free the angel. Nature will chip and pound us remorselessly to bring out our possibilities. She will strip us of wealth, humble our pride, humiliate our ambition, let us down from the ladder of fame, will discipline us in a thousand ways, if she can develop a little character. Everything must give way to that. Wealth is nothing, position is nothing, fame is nothing, manhood is everything.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on achievement, birds, humility, life, love, neighbors, and thinking

With all humility, I think, "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." Infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing, you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor: you must be living in your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Norman Macleod on brothers, courage, darkness, god, guidance, humility, trust, and path

Courage, brother! Do not stumble, Though thy path be dark as night; There's a star to guide the humble: 'Trust in God, and do the Right.'

Norman Macleod (1812 - 1872)

Source: Edinburgh Christian Magazine, Jan. 1857

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