Humility is to make a right
estimate of one's self.
Humility is the highest of all virtues.
You can destroy your egotism
by developing this virtue alone. You can influence people.
You can become a magnet to attract the world.
It must be genuine. Feigned humility is hypocrisy.
Humility is the
acceptance of the
possibility that someone else
teach you something else
you do not
know already, especially
yourself. Conversely, pride and
close the door to the mind.
who humble themselves shall be saved;
those who bend shall be made straight;
those who empty themselves shall be filled.
These are a few of the ways we can practice
humility: Speak as little as possible of oneself.
Mind one's own business. Avoid curiosity. Do not
want to manage other people's affairs. Accept
contradiction and correction cheerfully. Pass over
mistakes of others. Accept blame when innocent.
Yield to the will of others. Accept insults and
injuries. Accept being slighted, forgotten, and
disliked. Be kind and gentle even under
provocation. Do not seek to be specially loved and
admired. Never stand on one's dignity. Yield in
discussion even though one is right. Choose always the
of humility are the very cream, the very essence of pride;
the really humble person wishes to be, and not to appear so. Humility is timorous, and starts at her shadow; and so delicate
that if she hears her name pronounced it endangers her existence.
-Francis de Sales
those who feel good about
who they are can express humility.
is to the virtues what the chain is to the rosary: remove
and all the beads escape; take away humility, and all the virtues
disappear. -the Cure d'Ars
humility is intelligent self-respect which keeps us from thinking
too highly or too meanly of ourselves.It makes us mindful
of the nobility God meant us to have.Yet it makes us modest by
reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.
radical humility when it comes to your own accomplishments,
and give credit everywhere except to your ego.
There is but one road to lead to God--humility;
all other ways would only
lead astray, even were they fenced in with all virtues.
Humbleness is always grace, always
dignity. -James Russell Lowell
difference between our people and those of the dominant society
today is humility. Among our people, no matter how far or
how high a person
goes, they know they are small in the presence of God and the
Discount the one who immediately starts out
to tell you all about his or her accomplishments or achievements.
If they are good and lasting, others will tell you about them.
The big person does not have to brag. The little person
thinks he or she must. -Fred van Amburgh
casting down of our spirits in true humility is but like throwing
to the ground, which makes it rebound the higher towards heaven.
is not a great thing to be humble when you are brought low;
but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare
is not weakness; it is the epitome of strength. Humility moves a person away from human, personal weakness
and limitation into divine expression, strength, and expansion.
The most powerful weapon to conquer evil is humility.
For evil does not know how to employ it,
nor does it know how to defend itself against it.
-Vincent de Paul
can do great things with uncommon perfection
because they are no longer concerned about their own interests
and their own reputation, and therefore they no longer need
to waste their efforts in defending them.
Suffer me never to think that i have knowledge
enough to need no teaching, wisdom enough
to need no correction, talents enough to
need no grace, goodness enough to need
no progress, humility enough to need
repentance, devotion enough to
need no quickening, strength sufficient
without Your spirit; lest, standing still,
i fall back for evermore.
believe that the first test of a truly great person is
his or her humility.I do not mean by humility, doubt
of his or her own powers.But really great people have
a curious feeling that the greatness is not in them,
but through them.And they see something divine
in every other person. -John Ruskin
humility is contentment.
No one will learn anything at
unless one first will learn humility.
with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able person
and yet humble person is a jewel worth a kingdom.
It is better to
have but little knowledge with humility and understanding,
than great learning which might make you proud. For a person's
merits are not
to be estimated by having many visions, or by knowledge of the bible,
being placed in a higher position; but by being grounded in true
and by seeking always, purely, and entirely, the honor of God.
-Thomas a Kempis
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