The meek shall inherit the Earth

Pushy people do not succeed in the end. This saying is adapted from the Beatitudes of Jesus.

The meek shall inherit the Earth

A saying adapted from the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount.

Note

The saying implies that those who forgo worldly power will be rewarded in the kingdom of heaven.
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