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St. Gregory on praise

A heart that is truly humble always fears to hear its own praises, because it fears that this praise may either be false or may rob it of the merit and reward promised to true virtue. If the heart is truly humble, the good that it hears of itself it either fails to recognize or fears lest the hope of future title to reward be changed for some passing favour.

—St. Gregory, quoted by Fr. Cajetan Mary da Bergamo in Humility of Heart