the first test of a great man is humility (Ruskin; Jensen)

I resonate to the English author John Ruskin’s memorable statement that “the first test of a truly great man is his humility.” He continued: “I do not mean, by humility, doubt of his own power. … [But really] great men … have a curious … feeling that … greatness is not in them, but through them. … And they see something Divine … in every other man … , and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful.”

Elder Marlin K. Jensen, April 2001 General Conference

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2001/04/to-walk-humbly-with-thy-god?lang=eng

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