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The Power of Humility

A great man is always willing to be little.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Humility is wisdom’s prerequisite.
Bobby Bowden

Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.
John McCloy

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
Thomas Carlyle

When someone asked Saint Francis of Assisi why and how he could accomplish so much, he replied: “The Lord looked down from heaven upon the earth and said, ‘Where can I find the weakest, the littlest, the poorest man on the face of the earth?’ Then He saw me and said, ‘I will work through him. He won’t be proud of it. He’ll see that I am only using him because of his littleness and insignificance.’”
C. Reuben Anderson

The Power of Character

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many of the things we pursue, such as popularity, money and public approval, are very transitory. In the final analysis, the only enduring factor that we have to show for our stay on earth is the quality of our character.
Tom Osborne

Knowledge will give you power, but character gives you respect.
Bruce Lee

Character, rather than education, is man’s greatest need and man’s greatest safeguard, because character is higher than the intellect.
Vince Lombardi

Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs.
Joan Didion

The Power of Self-Discipline

I believe that a sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification.
Peggy Cahn

It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
Benjamin Franklin

Part of developing a strong sense of discipline is doing whatever it takes to be prepared for a certain set of circumstances, even if there is no immediate opportunity on the horizon.
Mary Lou Retton

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline: the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Abraham Heschel

When my life is in order, I have more time to work on constructive, long-term projects, not to mention more time for pleasurable activities. The more one maintains a daily routine, the less his mind is clogged with petty problems, which, in turn, translates into lower stress and anxiety.
Robert Ringer

The Power of Humility

A great man is always willing to be little.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Humility is wisdom’s prerequisite.
Bobby Bowden

Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.
John McCloy

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
Thomas Carlyle

When someone asked Saint Francis of Assisi why and how he could accomplish so much, he replied: “The Lord looked down from heaven upon the earth and said, ‘Where can I find the weakest, the littlest, the poorest man on the face of the earth?’ Then He saw me and said, ‘I will work through him. He won’t be proud of it. He’ll see that I am only using him because of his littleness and insignificance.’“
C. Reuben Anderson

The Power of Character

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many of the things we pursue, such as popularity, money and public approval, are very transitory. In the final analysis, the only enduring factor that we have to show for our stay on earth is the quality of our character.
Tom Osborne

Knowledge will give you power, but character gives you respect.
Bruce Lee

Character, rather than education, is man’s greatest need and man’s greatest safeguard, because character is higher than the intellect.
Vince Lombardi

Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life – is the source from which self-respect springs.
Joan Didion