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Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.
-- Thomas Merton
 

 

Saturday, March 27, 2004

The strength of humility

Arrogance is a sure sign of weakness and ineffectiveness. When you think you know it all, you prevent yourself from learning new and valuable things.

When you spend all your time and energy boasting about yourself, there’s no time remaining for true achievement. When you think you’re more important than others, you quickly lose the respect of everyone.

Genuine humility is an undeniable sign of true strength and confidence. When you let go of the need to impress others, that’s when you begin to be truly impressive.

Live, speak and act with humility, and your efforts will be vastly more effective. There will be no time or energy wasted on propping up your own ego, and you can get many valuable things accomplished.

Humility brings you respect and fosters mutual understanding. Imagine what a positive difference that can make in your life and your world.

When your life is filled with true strength and genuine richness, you have no need to boast. Live with humility, and life will be full indeed.

— Ralph Marston

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