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




Do you think this is a waste of money? And I pass this elevator seldom now, this used to be an escalator going to the 2nd floor, since they remodeled this site and the institution needs more space, they took down the escalator and replaced it with an elevator that just takes so long to go up and down, that’s why I use the stairs now and use it less and less, but today was different and I am not in a hurry, and right now I’m enjoying the ride.