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Humility As A Virtue

Humility Karl August Rudolph Steinmetz was born in Breslau, Germany, in 1865. He was born with a severe curvature of the spine. When he grew to manhood, he was barely five feet tall and hunched over. His mother died when he was a year old, and he was reared by...

What Is Humility?

Humility The word humility signifies lowliness or submissiveness and it is derived from the Latin humilitas or, as St. Thomas says, from humus, i.e. the earth which is beneath us. As applied to persons and things it means that which is abject, ignoble, or of poor condition, as we ordinarily say, not worth much. Thus we say that a...

Tranquility

What Is Tranquility? Tranquillity (also spelled tranquility[1]) is the quality or state of being tranquil; that is, calm, serene, and worry-free. The word tranquillity appears in numerous texts ranging from the religious writings of Buddhism, where the term passaddhi refers to tranquillity of the body, thoughts and consciousness on the path to enlightenment, to...

Humility Quotes

Humility Quotes Humility is the defining characteristic of unpretentious or humble people; those who do not behave as if they were more important than others. The terms humility and modesty are often contrasted in various ways, but they are also often treated as interchangeable synonyms. ♦    ♦    ♦ Humble and modest people are...

Peace

Peace

What Is Peace? Peace is the concept of harmonious well-being and freedom from hostile aggression. In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of conflict (such as war) and freedom from fear of violence between individuals or heterogeneous (relatively foreign or distinct) [[social group|groups]. Throughout history some of the most extraordinary and benevolent leaders have used peace talks to establish a...

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Calmness

What Is Calmness? Calmness is the mental state of peace of mind being free from agitation, excitement, or disturbance.[1] It also refers being in a state of serenity, tranquillity, or peace.[2] Calmness can most easily occur for the average person during a state of relaxation, but it can also be found during much more...

Humility

Humility

What Is Humility? Humility is the quality of being humble. Dictionary definitions accentuate humility as a low self-regard and sense of unworthiness.[1] In a religious context humility can mean a recognition of self in relation to a deity (i.e. God) or deities, and self-debasement with subsequent submission to said deity as a member of...

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