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|His humility and simplicity are 'actually an expression of his magisterium'. |
Bergoglio's critics have claimed there is something cynical in the change. Too
humble is half proud, as the Yiddish proverb has it. Bergoglio's nemesis, the
|Rabindranath Tagore “The first test of a truly great man is his humility.” — John |
Ruskin “Do nothing from selfishness or conceit but in humility count others better
than yourselves.” — Bible, Philippians 2:3 “Too humble is half proud.” — Hebrew
|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 ...
|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.
|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 ...
|They showed that Chinese participants had a greater preference for proverbs that |
contain an apparent contradiction ("too humble is half proud”) than did American
participants (even when the proverbs were Yiddish ones and equally ...