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Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Bible: New Testament Jesus, in Matthew, 5:5.

The third of the Beatitudes, from the Sermon on the Mount. The words recall those in Proverbs 37:11, "But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace." In his Notebooks, the author Samuel Butler wrote, "I really do not see much use in exalting the humble and meek; they do not remain humble and meek long when they are exalted." (Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 220, 1951).
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