I believe that the first test of a truly great man
is his humility. I do not mean by humility, doubt of his
own powers. But really great men have a curious
feeling that the greatness is not in them, but through
them. And they see something divine in every other man
and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful.

— JOHN RUSKIN, (1819-1900)
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I believe that the first test of a truly great man
is his humility. I do not mean by humility, doubt of his
own powers. But really great men have a curious
feeling that the greatness is not in them, but through
them. And they see something divine in every other man
and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful.

— JOHN RUSKIN, (1819-1900)
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I believe that the first test of a truly great man
is his humility. I do not mean by humility, doubt of his
own powers. But really great men have a curious
feeling that the greatness is not in them, but through
them. And they see something divine in every other man
and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful.

— JOHN RUSKIN, (1819-1900)