The Humble Change the World

“The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual – for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.”  M. Scott Peck A groundswell begins with one….

The Humble Understand

“We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.” Paulo Coelho The greatest gift given to humanity – the desire to know, to seek, to understand… Arrogance knows everything.  Yet, if there is no mystery, we have nothing.

The Humble Stand Strong…

“I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.” Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years. On the date of his release, February 11, 1990, he declared his commitment to peace and reconciliation.  He had travelled a long road to freedom…

The Humble Win …

I confess that I am not a sports fan of note, but when I was given this quote several years ago, I had to find out more about John Madden. John Madden is well-known to American football fans. He was a football hero in high school before playing college football at Oregon and the College…

The Humble Build

“The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.” John William Gardner John William Gardner was born in Los Angels, California in 1912 when the…

The Humble See …

 “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” Camille Pissarro   The world knows Camille Pissarro as one of the greats of French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist styles.  His contributions to the art world were immeasurable.  He believed that beauty was found in humble locales and insisted on painting…