Quotes & Themes – Modesty


There is a difference between an act of pride, the habit of pride, and the spirit of pride… you do some proud actions on every occasion and every time you meet someone, that is the habit of pride. When you take delight in doing acts of pride and look for opportunities to do so, that is the spirit of pride. (Spiritual Conferences, Vol. 1)

Modesty (namely, ‘propriety in our external behavior,’ ‘interior decorum,’ ‘in our conversation and words,’ ‘cleanliness and decorum’) is a silent preaching; it is a virtue highly recommended because of the good example it gives to our neighbor. (Spiritual Conferences, Vol. 2)

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