Of Humility

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Of Humility

We must consider next the species of modesty:

  1. Humility, and pride which is opposed to it;
  2. Studiousness, and its opposite, Curiosity;
  3. Modesty as affecting words or deeds;
  4. Modesty as affecting outward attire.
Concerning humility there are six points of inquiry:
  1. Whether humility is a virtue?
  2. Whether it resides in the appetite, or in the judgment of reason?
  3. Whether by humility one ought to subject oneself to all men?
  4. Whether it is a part of modesty or temperance?
  5. Of its comparison with the other virtues;
  6. Of the degrees of humility.