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Meekness is a possible attribute of human nature and behavior. It has been defined several ways:

Meekness is one of the Seven virtues in Christian tradition.[6] Jesus of Nazareth preached, "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth".[7] Meek, a Greek derivative[citation needed], also refers to a war horse that is bridled and ready for battle[citation needed].


  1. ^ Guide to the Scriptures, meekness
  2. ^ Neal A. Maxwell, Meekness -- A Dimension of True Discipleship, 1982
  3. ^ The Free Dictionary, Usages of meekness
  4. ^ The Free Dictionary, Meekness
  5. ^ Matthew (1806). A Discourse Concerning Meekness. Hilliard
  6. ^ Bobbio, Norberto (2000). In praise of meekness: Essays on ethics and politics. Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN 978-0-7456-2309-2
  7. ^ Bible, Matthew 5:5 of the Beatitudes