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Quotes on Humility

Quotes on Humility.

Humility, human, and humble all share the same root word, humus. When we are humble and human we lower ourselves in those moments accepting the humility and humiliation that comes with being human.

The quotes come from a variety of sources, but one that caught my attention was from Abraham Lincoln. We have to lower ourselves sometimes to find our way through living’s dense thicket and underbrush. It is here we find our wisdom and can discern the next possible step.

Humility is accepting that nothing comes with certainty. Discerning at this level allows us to look upwards and find the stars again as they help us on the journey called living. In these spaces, we seek the questions which open space rather than the answers so often fixed firmly in our beliefs.

About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

11 responses »

  1. Humility, being humble, hard to do when the “I” “ego” is desiring things.

    Lower,ourselves sometimes brings a nice visual, another way to be humble is to give to others, the needy without concern for reward. I have found that a very humbling, insightful space.

    Accepting us and life in this moment, brings instant humility, awareness

  2. I like what you say almost better than the quotes 😉 And yes, I have discovered humility and humiliation come with being human. How perceptive of you to point these out.

  3. Humility is a funny thing. If we think we are humble, we probably aren’t.

  4. Yes..certainly I would really like to become more and more humble but find it hard to reach a point where my humility has to be compromised at the cost of being insulted and disrespected. Big struggle,I must say !

  5. Hello ivonprefontaine. I’ve come back to this post, having read it a little while back. You’ve placed me in reflection, which is what I enjoy about this community, certainly lowering my blood pressure.

    Here is one that I’ve taken to heart:

    “To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” – Criss Jami


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