Atanu Dey On India's Development

Humble people and good work

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Good work is not done by ‘humble’ men. It is one of the first duties of a professor, for example, in any subject, to exaggerate a little both the importance of his subject and his own importance in it. A man who is always asking ‘Is what I do worthwhile?’ and ‘Am I the right person to do it?’ will always be ineffective himself and a discouragement to others. — G H Hardy.

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  1. Hi,

    G H Hardy’s definition of a humble man seems more like that of a confused man or a man lacking in confidence. Humility does not take away conviction or assertiveness.

    Regards, Hari

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