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Godolphin Horne: Hilaire Belloc

Godolphin Horne was Nobly Born; He held the Human Race in Scorn, And lived with all his Sisters where His Father lived, in Berkeley Square. And oh! the Lad was Deathly Proud! He never shook your Hand or Bowed, But … Continue reading

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Cleverness: Teresa of Avila

A little touch of cleverness is not bad, and let us not have too much simplicity. Saint Teresa of Avila Saint Teresa in Her Writings, by the Abbe Rodolphe Hoornaert The image is copyright: gualtiero boffi via Shutterstock

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Humility: Helen Merrell Lynd

Only the man with true pride in his capacities as a human being can have a significant humility; only the truly humble in apprehending the immensity of the universe and the world beyond himself can have a significant pride – … Continue reading

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Lord Longford on Humility

In 1969 I published a small book on Humility. It was a pioneering work which has not, to my knowledge, been superseded. Lord Longford (1905-2001) ‘The Tablet’ 22 January 1994 P.S. If you follow the link on Humility, you will … Continue reading

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Humility: Sa’adi of Shiraz

A raindrop, dripping from a cloud, Was ashamed when it saw the sea. ‘Who am I where there is a sea?’, it said. When it saw itself with the eye of humility A shell nurtured it in its embrace. Sa’adi … Continue reading

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