Invariably muffled beneath the cloak of the infinitely true humility of the Ancient One, the Divine Call is at first little heeded, until in its infinite strength it spreads in volume to reverberate and keep on reverberating in countless hearts as the Voice of Reality.
Strength begets humility, whereas modesty bespeaks weakness. Only he who is truly great can be really humble. When, in the firm knowledge of it, a man admits his true greatness, it is in itself an expression of humility. He accepts his greatness as most natural and is expressing merely what he is, just as a man would not hesitate to admit to himself and others the fact of his being man. For a truly great man, who knows himself to be truly great, to deny his greatness would be to belittle what he indubitably is. For whereas modesty is the basis of guise, true greatness is free from camouflage.