…humbleness is of course good qualification, but humbleness you will find in animal also, very humble. If you cut his throat, he will not tell
anything. But what should be the aim of life? If we forget the aim of life and simply become humble like ass, is that very good qualification? The ass is very humble. You load upon it tons of loads, it will not protest. Very humble.
Srila Prabhupada, in a Room Conversation with Professors — February 19, 1975, Caracas