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Humility is the truest abstinence in the world. - It is abstinence from self-love and self-conceit, from vaunting our own praise and exploits, from ambition and avarice, the strongest propensities of our nature, and consequently is the noblest self-denial.

Humility is to have a right estimate of one's self - not to think less of himself than he ought. - The higher a man is in grace, the lower will he be in his own esteem.

Humility, like darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.

I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.

If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.

If thou wouldst find much favor and peace with God and man, be very low in thine own eyes. Forgive thyself little and others much.

In humility imitate Jesus and Socrates.

It is easy to look down on others; to look down on ourselves is the difficulty.

It is from out of the depths of our humility that the height of our destiny looks grandest. Let me truly feel that in myself I am nothing, and at once, through every inlet of my soul, God comes in, and is everything in me.

It is in vain to gather virtues without humility; for the Spirit of God delighteth to dwell in the hearts of the humble.

It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.

It is the witness still of excellence to put a strange face on its own perfection.

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others, rather than on what he ought to expect from them.

Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility.

Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.

Should you ask me, What is the first thing in religion? I should reply, The first, second, and third thing therein - nay, all - is humility.

The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.

The casting down of our spirits in true humility is but like throwing a ball to the ground, which makes it rebound the higher toward heaven.


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