The Resource Humility : The Quiet Virtue

Humility : The Quiet Virtue

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Humility : The Quiet Virtue
Title
Humility
Title remainder
The Quiet Virtue
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Humility is a virtue that can be difficult to describe because of its paradoxical nature: claiming authority about humility and claiming that one is humble both suggest a lack of humility. In Humility, Everett L.Worthington Jr. seeks a way around this paradox by looking to people who are considered by others to be humble. He suggests people as examples: Jesus, Siddhartha, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King Jr. He looks, too, at people whom he admires. He examines the characteristics of humility they share, and, in doing so, formulates a working understanding of humility. Science has made few attempts to measure humility,Worthington points out, but those few studies do give a different, but complementary, perspective on humility than the wisdom of the ages. Humility may not be a skill we can learn, but people can be inspired to be humble. "Great people-and ordinary people acting nobly-can inspire us," Worthington writes. "When we catch the spirit, we can transfer that spirit from ourselves to others." Quotations interspersed throughout the book reinforce the message that the unassuming virtue of humility transforms lives. "Of some thoughts one stands perplexed-especially at the sign of men's sin-and wonders whether one should use force or humble love. Always decide to use humble love. If you resolve on that, once and for all, you may subdue the whole world. Loving humility is marvelously strong, and strongest of all things, and there is nothing else like it. "-Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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MiAaPQ
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Worthington, Everett L
LC call number
BJ1533
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Humility
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Humility : The Quiet Virtue
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=692512
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Paradoxes and Potentials of Humility -- Heroes of Humility -- What Do These Heroes Have in Common? -- Can We Le arn Humility? -- What Does Science Tell Us about Humility? -- The Spirit of Humility -- References -- Select Books about Humility -- About the Author
Control code
EBC692512
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (125 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599471846
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC692512
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL692512
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10476166
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326027
  • (OCoLC)727649248
Label
Humility : The Quiet Virtue
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=692512
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Paradoxes and Potentials of Humility -- Heroes of Humility -- What Do These Heroes Have in Common? -- Can We Le arn Humility? -- What Does Science Tell Us about Humility? -- The Spirit of Humility -- References -- Select Books about Humility -- About the Author
Control code
EBC692512
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (125 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599471846
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC692512
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL692512
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10476166
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326027
  • (OCoLC)727649248

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