Humility is a virtue all preach, none practise, and yet everybody is content to hear. The master thinks it good doctrine for his servant, the laity for the clergy, and the clergy for the laity.

John Selden (1584-1654) English jurist, antiquary, politician, Orientalist
Table Talk, “Humility” (1686)
Added on 28-May-08 | Last updated 28-May-08
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