Listening, Learning and Pride


Often, humor was the antidote to loss. The more I listened, the more I learned. Sometimes the lessons cost me my pride.

White Birch, Red Hawthorn: A Memoir by Nora Murphy


Proud Humility


She makes amends the same way she goes into battle. Gods help the fool who gets in her way.”

Fire Logic (Elemental Logic) by Laurie J. Marks


Source of Conflict


Almost every social conflict can ultimately be traced back to a lack of humility, respect, or trust.

Note that “being humble” is not the same as saying one should be an utter doormat: there’s nothing wrong with self-confidence.

Team Geek: A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well with Others by Brian W. Fitzpatrick and Ben Collins-Sussman

Life Changed


“In those few seconds when I was in the presence of the lion, I did not say to myself, “You must change your life.” I knew, right then and there, that my life had been changed. A piece of something necessary had clicked into place inside me. I had become more aware, more intimate with my own fear and my own possibilities. I remembered what it was like to be humbled by awe. I became more compassionate. I became a better person.”

Animal, Mineral, Radical: Essays on Wildlife, Family, and Food by BK Loren