on Humility

Humility makes great men twice honourable.

Deny Self for Self’s sake.

To be humble to Superiors is Duty, to Equals Courtesy, to Inferiors Nobleness.

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the Philosophers-Stone.

Wink at small faults; remember thou hast great ones.


-from Poor Richards Almanac by Benjamin Franklin


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