Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Virtue of Humility

Richard Rogers, A Garden of Spiritual Flowers (London, 1625) fol. F:

Humility is a virtue whereby one man thinks better of another than of himself: for this makes a man think basely of himself, in regard of his own sins and corruptions, whereupon he is contented to give place unto other, and to y[i]eld of his own right, for the maintenance of peace: when as on the othe[r] side, pride causes men to seek for more than their due, & so causes contention.

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