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Humility and its expression - At a dinner party one night Lady Churchill was seated across the table from Sir Winston, who kept making his hand walk up and down -- two fingers bent at the knuckles. The fingers appeared to be walking toward Lady Churchill. Finally, her dinner partner asked, "Why is Sir Winston looking at you so wistfully, and whatever is he doing with those knuckles on the table?"

"That’s simple," she replied. "We had a mild quarrel before we left home, and he is indicating it’s his fault and he’s on his knees to me in abject apology."

Humility is one of the great virtues, the more so in people who are in exalted positions.