Contents tagged with humility

  • The Humility and Dignity of Man

    Man is only a reed, the feeblest thing in nature, but, he is a thinking reed.  It is not necessary for the entire universe to take up arms in order to crush him.  A vapour, a drop of water, is sufficient to kill him.  But if the universe crushes him, man would still be nobler than the thing which destroys him, because he knows that he is dying, and the universe which has him at its mercy is unaware of it.  (Blaise Pascal)