What an insightful week it has been. All week, I’ve been asking people what they think Humility means. It is fascinating to hear what people have to say. Here are some quotes from people I have talked to.
Humility- understanding one’s place knowing that there is somebody out there greater than oneself. At the same time, if one excels at one area, he or she does not put themselves as superior over others below their level.
Washing the dishes. Happily.
To be able to see from another person’s perspective and understand differences respectably, regardless of right or wrong.
And here are some quotes on humbleness/humility from around the Web.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. ― Camille Pissarro
Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. ― Ann Landers
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. ― C. S. Lewis
To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength. ― Criss Jami
Humility has nothing to do with depreciating ourselves and our gifts in ways we know to be untrue. Even “humble” attitudes can be masks of pride. Humility is that freedom from our self which enables us to be in positions in which we have neither recognition nor importance, neither power nor visibility, and even experience deprivation, and yet have joy and delight. It is the freedom of knowing that we are not in the center of the universe, not even in the center of our own private universe. ― David F. Wells, Losing Our Virtue (I just love this one)