C.S. Lewis on Humility

"Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call 'humble' nowadays:  he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is nobody.  Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent chap who took a real interest in what you said to him.  If you do dislike him it will be because you feel a little envious of anyone who seems to enjoy life so easily.  He will not be thinking about humility:  he will not be thinking about himself at all."  - C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (bk. III, chap. 8, para. 13)


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