Umar on Humility: Playful with family, but a man when needed

Abu Najih reported: Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I am certainly amazed that a man can be with his family like a child, but if he is called forth, he is found to be a true man.”

Source: Shu’ab al-Imān 7851

عَنِ أَبِي نَجِيحٍ قَالَ قَالَ عُمَرُ رضي الله عنه لَيُعْجِبُنِي الرَّجُلُ أَنْ يَكُونَ فِي أَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ كَالصَّبِيِّ فَإِذَا ابْتُغِيَ مِنْهُ وُجِدَ رَجُلًا

7851 شعب الإيمان للبيهقي فصل في التواضع وترك الزهو والصلف والخيلاء والفخر والمدح