Sunday sayings…humility

Posted: March 23, 2014 in Quotes, Sunday sayings
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“Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
– Rick Warren
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  1. Farid says:

    In the context of arguments, when one goes down with humble agreement to avoid conflict, is often misunderstood for ignorance. Nevertheless, its a very rare quality that people have these days.

    • It can also be seen as weakness, but neither are necessarily so. And being humble doesn’t mean you have to give in, but does mean to try to keep ego and self out of the agreement. Thanks for your thoughts, Farid, and for visiting. I appreciate it.

      janet

  2. helenscribe says:

    Hmmm. And how many of us really, really want to be humble? Modest, yes. Unpretentious, perhaps. Think about the distinguishing characteristics. A humble character in your novel invites being stomped on. Maybe that’s what you want—occasionally, very occasionally.

    • Helen, I think it depends on your definition of humble. You can know your true worth exactly and still be humble, if you don’t show off, put others down, act arrogant but treat others with respect and care. I think too often we see humble as meaning giving in or, as you say, being stomped on. Not sure that’s really what it means, certainly not in a Biblical sense. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

      janet

  3. So wise, so true, so hard to take to heart. I often knock myself down to stay humble, but it needn’t be that way…

    • I think it’s more a matter of knowing your worth but not worrying about it or flaunting it, but instead, concentrating on others. Nice to see you. Are you still in Hawaii or back in the cold? We’re cold until Thursday when it’s supposed to warm up a bit. I’m ready for spring now!

      janet

  4. Madhu says:

    True. But hard to follow 🙂

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