humility

A Quote by Brigham Young on duty, humility, and worship

Daily toil, however humble it may be, is our daily duty, and by doing it well, we make it a part of our daily worship.

Brigham Young (1801 - 1877)

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A Quote by Bodhidharma on desires, evil, good, humility, and worship

Worship means reverence and humility. It means revering your real self and humbling delusions. If you can wipe out evil desires and harbor good thoughts, even if nothing shows, it's worship. Such form is its real form.

Bodhidharma (c. 440 AD - 528 AD)

Source: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, p. 105

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on chastity, humility, men, and skepticism

Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: W. H. Auden and L. Kronenberger (eds.) The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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A Quote by Bernard Eugene Meland on death, existence, experience, faith, heart, humility, judgment, language, life, mind, mystery, reality, religion, simplicity, truth, and understanding

This stark contrast between the language we use in attending the religious realities, of whatever faith, and the realities themselves should not strike us as strange. Simple acknowledgment of the fallibility of our human forms and symbols should offer precedent enough for insisting that every creature, however elevated or humble, however committed in . . . heart and mind to the truth of the faith, stands under the judgment of reality as lived, of reality as encountered in experience. With the use of language, [we] may appropriately grope toward understanding and toward some degree of intelligibility in responding to what meets us in the lived experiences. But, since we live more deeply than we can think, no formulation of truth out of the language we use can be adequate for expressing what is really real, fully available, fully experienced, within this mystery of existing, in the mystery of dying, or in whatever surpasses these creatural occurrences of such urgent moment to each of us.

Bernard Meland (1871 - 1993)

Source: Fallible Forms and Symbols, 1977

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on duty and humility

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Augusta Joyce Crocheron on angels, darkness, earth, effort, emptiness, fear, humility, influence, life, listening, men, motherhood, prayer, and soul

Thoughts Within As some poor laborer's sightless babe Wakes from its pallet on the floor In fear, to find itself alone, And gropes the open door to find; Reaching anon the empty air To clutch; seeking something to grasp To aid it in its search; and then, Wearying in its efforts vain, It lifts its plaintive, grieving wail; Then pauses, listening softly for Its mother's answering voice; so I Kneel down before Thine unseen throne- So I call to Thee in my prayer Earnest and deep, yet humble too; And listen with that inner ear Far in the soul's remotest depth. Not for Thy voice to sweep to earth Answering to my human cry, As angels in the old times did, When men were truly, purely Thine; But for an influence, sweet and still, To lead my groping soul aright. As though I, clinging to some hand, Across a torrent spanned but by A slender tree's decaying trunk, Looking not to the shore beyond, Nor turning, though the pine tree shriek And wave her arms, and writhe in the grasp Of the dark storm-fiend, strong in his wrath- Nor on the current swift beneath, Lest I should, swooning, fall and sink: But only where my steps should be. So will I, clinging, follow Thee Across life's deep, unmindful of The strife below,

Augusta Joyce Crocheron (1844 - 1915)

Source: a collection of poems, Wild Flowers of Deseret

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A Quote by Ambrose Philips on humility

Studious of ease, and fond of humble things.

Ambrose Philips (1674 - 1749)

Source: Holland to a Friend in England.

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on certainty, gifts, humility, ugliness, virtue, and women

UGLINESS, n. A gift of the gods to certain women, entailing virtue without humility.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on composers, death, and humility

By foreign hands thy dying eyes were closed, By foreign hands thy decent limbs composed, By foreign hands thy humble grave adorned, By strangers honored, and by strangers mourned!

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, 1717

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on admiration, conviction, emotion, god, humility, ideas, mind, power, religion, spirit, superiority, and universe

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able toperceive with our frail and feeble mind. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible Universe, forms my idea of God.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Quoted in the New York Times obituary (April 19, 1955)

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