“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.”
~ J. D. Salinger ~
“On the highest throne in the world,
we still sit only on our own bottom.”
~ Michel de Montaigne ~
“These are the few ways we can practice humility:
To speak as little as possible of one’s self.
To mind one’s own business.
Not to want to manage other people’s affairs.
To avoid curiosity.
To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.
To pass over the mistakes of others.
To accept insults and injuries.
To accept being slighted, forgotten and dislikes.
To be kind and gentle even under provocation.
Never to stand on one’s dignity.
To choose always the hardest.”
~ Mother Teresa ~
“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.” ~ Winston Churchill ~
“It was pride that changed angels into devils;
it is humility that men as angels.” ~ Saint Augustine ~
“Pride makes us artificial, humility makes us real.”
~ Thomas Merton ~
“Generosity is giving more than you can,
and pride is taking less than you need.”
~ Khalil Gibran ~
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all
external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”
~ Steve Jobs ~
“The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.” ~ Abu Bakr ~
“I have been driven many times upon my knees but the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” ~ Abraham Lincoln ~
“Life is a long lesson in humility.” ~ J. M. Barrie ~
“True humility does not know that it is humble.
If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation
of so fine a virtue.” ~ Martin Luther ~
“If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, “He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone.” ~ Epictetus ~
Prayer List for this week ~ Rainey with water problems ~ Yvonne with heat problems ~ Jim, health ~ Steve, traveling ~ Stephanie ~ those who struggle with depression during the holidays ~
Please forgive me…someone sent me an e-mail with 3 or 4 names…I can’t find that e-mail so if you’re reading, please send those names again.
Also, tomorrow I start special posts for December…lots of giveaways, suggestions and love. Please join me!