In reality, there is perhaps not one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as our pride (Jeff Wheeler).
Wisdom comes through listening to those with more experience. Only fools blunder through unnecessary pain (Jeff Wheeler).
“It is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. People will forgive mistakes, because mistakes are usually of
“There’s never been a true war that wasn’t fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous
“We should forfeit our right to be offended. That means forfeiting our right to hold on to anger. When we do this, we’ll be making
“Few want to hear this, but it’s true, and it can be enormously helpful in life: if you’re constantly being hurt, offended, or angered, you
Learning from experience is good if you’ve made a mistake. However, it’s also the hard way to learn. Learning the hard way is having to
The more right I think I am, the more wrong I am shown to be. If I have to confess my greatest fault, I admit
As a social worker I have come across some people who were facing homelessness, had little or no income, and were unable to afford the bare
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education (Stephen Covey). It’s hard to learn when you think you already know. The mind
Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us are other people. We can take some comfort in perhaps.
We can love other people or we can be right–probably not both. Many of us take great care to prove we are “right” especially during
There are two states or conditions of pride. The first is one of self-approval, the second one of self-contempt. Pride is seen probably at its
We need to avoid pride. Pride destroys everything. That’s why Jesus told his disciples to be meek and humble. He didn’t say contemplation is a
One of the most desirable traits for a person to aspire to, in my opinion, is humility. I think we all reach that point sooner