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|Bible, Philippians 2:3 “Too humble is half proud.” — Hebrew proverb “One may |
be humble out of pride.” — Montaigne “It was pride that changed angels into
devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” — Augustine of Hippo “Sense
|Too humble is half proud, as the Yiddish proverb has it. Bergoglio's nemesis, the |
investigative journalist Horacio Verbitsky has gone so far as to suggest that the
series of interviews Bergoglio gave in 2010 to Rubin and Ambrogetti for El
|Which of the following two groups of proverbs most appeals to you — the first |
three or the second three? Half a loaf is better than none. One against all is
certain to fall. "For example" is no proof. Too humble is half-proud. Beware of
your friends ...
|At the same time, he avoids seeming too humble, for, as the saying has it, “too |
humble is half proud.” So he walks without rushing, but also without dawdling. A
gentle and moderate man. Always he checks the street sign before turning off ...
|The ascetic asked: 'How is it that you are becoming fat even though you are also |
fasting?' The cat replied, 'I am your pride; your body has been reduced by your
austerities, but your pride has grown.' He warned that too humble is half proud.
|Shy. modest, humble. 1 ~j~ j~ e is eydl" is a compliment of the highest order. |
eydlkayt1 edel keif eydelkayt. ... because of the singular sweetness of his
character. "Such eydlkayt!" people said. And yet, a saying goes: "Too humble is
|Moreover, Chinese participants prefer “dialectical” proverbs that appear |
paradoxical from a logical point of view (“Too humble is half proud” which
contradicts the meaning of “humble”). In contrast, Americans more frequently take
one of two ...
|Westerners adopt a more 'either/or' approach. In one experiment, Chinese |
volunteers particularly liked proverbs, whether Chinese or American, that
presented an apparent contradiction, such as the Chinese saying 'too humble is
|... raining and not raining at the same time and at the same place, a woman can't |
be pregnant and not pregnant, and so on. ... group was constituted by sayings
that expressed contradictory sentiments, for example, “Too humble is half proud.
|... were asked to rate various proverbs, American subjects particularly liked |
unambiguous ones, such as 'Half a loaf is better than none', while Chinese
subjects preferred seemingly contradictory ones, such as 'Too humble is half