A Quote by Nikita Khrushchev on achievement and humility

No matter how humble a man's beginnings, he achieves the stature of the office to which he is elected.

Nikita Khrushchev (1894 - 1971)

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A Quote by Nicholai Velimirovic on confidence, humility, and world

Be humble, for the worst thing in the world is of the same stuff as you; be confident, for the stars are of the same stuff as you.

Nicholai Velimirovic

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A Quote by Neil Postman on balance, humility, learning, mind, mistakes, perspective, physics, purpose, and science

"The scientific method," Thomas Henry Huxley once wrote, "is nothing but the normal working of the human mind." That is to say, when the mind is working; that is to say further, when it is engaged in corrrecting its mistakes. Taking this point of view, we may conclude that science is not physics, biology, or chemistry-is not even a "subject"-but a moral imperative drawn from a larger narrative whose purpose is to give perspective, balance, and humility to learning.

Neil Postman (19?? -)

Source: Neil Postman, The End of Education, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1995, p 68.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on admiration, ancestry, belief, challenge, church, cities, day, duty, faith, humility, kiss, posterity, praise, spirituality, tears, present, and time

Therefore, though we have rightly applauded our ancestors for their spiritual achievements (and do not and must not discount them now), those of us who prevail today will have done no small thing. The special spirits who have been reserved to live in this time of challenges and who overcome will one day be praised for their stamina by those who pulled handcarts. Those who were righteous in other ages, when the gospel light was snuffed out, will one day commend the current members of the Church who so live that the gospel light increased in its incandescence. Those of ancient Israel who saw many signs and yet episodically relapsed will one day praise those in this dispensation who have believed "because of the word" without being compelled to be humble. (Alma 32:14.) The Lamanites who were righteous in earlier times, especially, will praise their present posterity whose righteousness is bringing a blossoming of their seed. Thus the contemporary righteous will earn the esteem of their admired predecessors. Finally, if we are faithful, even the righteous of the city of Enoch will fall upon our necks and kiss us, and we will mingle our tears with their tears! (Moses 7:63.) Let us, therefore, notwithstanding our weaknesses, be reassured that the everyday keeping of the commandments and the doing of our duties is what it is all about.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Notwithstanding My Weakness, p. 18., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Nathaniel Emmons on clothes, god, good, honor, humility, and love

Real holiness has love for its essence, humility for its clothing, the good of others as its employment, and the honor of God as its end.

Nathaniel Emmons (1745 - 1840)

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A Quote by Monica Baldwin on god and humility

What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.

Monica Baldwin

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on humility

A man may be humble through vainglory.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on age, children, civilization, god, humility, men, men and women, names, nobility, past, people, suffering, truth, and women

Most of these people will never make the headlines and their names will not appear in Who's Who. Yet when years have rolled past and when the blazing light of truth is focused on this marvelous age in which we live - men and women will know and children will be taught that we have a finer land, a better people, a more noble civilization - because these humble children of God were willing to suffer for righteousness' sake.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (Dec 1964)

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A Quote by Marion Barry on christianity, education, humility, and intelligence

I am a great mayor; I am an upstanding Christian man; I am an intelligent man; I am a deeply educated man; I am a humble man.

Marion Barry

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A Quote by Louis (Lajos) Kossuth on humility, men, quality, rest, self-reliance, and wisdom

Humility is the part of wisdom, and is most becoming in men. But let no one discourage self-reliance; it is, of all the rest, the greatest quality of true manliness.

Louis Kossuth (1802 - 1894)

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