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|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
|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
|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.
Rick Nouwen, Robert van Rooij, Uli Sauerland - 2011 - Preview
|For example, Peng and Nisbett  count all of the following as “tolerating |
contradictions”: – Preferring compromise to adversarial dispute resolution –
Preferring proverbs like 'too humble is half proud' to proverbs like 'one against all
is certain ...