Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.
I was not born for Courts or great affairs; I pay my debts, believe, and say my pray'rs.
I pray often to God that He would keep you in the hollow of His hand. The most essential point is lowliness. It is profitable for all things, for it produces a teachable spirit which makes every thing easy.
The most of my sufferings and sorrows were occasioned by my own unwillingness to be nothing, which I am, and by struggling to be something.
I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.
At very best, a person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.
If “humility” means nothing more than the capacity to learn from criticism, then it has an undoubted value; but if “humility” means a willingness to submit to authority to abandon or to modify what one is doing merely because it does not accord with the teachings of the Bible or the thoughts of Chairman Mao then it is death to the spirit: the proper name for it, indeed, is “servility.”john passmore
Perfection is impossible without humility. Why should I strive for perfection, if I am already good enough?leo tolstoy
Fairest and best adorned is she Whose clothing is humility.james montgomery
"O pity, great Father of light ," then I cried, " Thy creature who fain would not wander from Thee! Lo, humbled in dust, I relinquish my pride; From doubt and from darkness Thou only canst free."
Humility is, of all graces , the chiefest when it does not know itself to be a grace at all.
"He that humbleth himself shall be exalted." This great law of the kingdom of God is, in the teaching of Christ , inscribed over its entrance-gate.
The more we learn what humility is, the less we discover in ourselves.
Humility is the grace which lies prostrate at God's footstool, self-abasing and self-disparaging, amazed at God's mercy, and abhorring its own vileness.
Humility, what is it? It is a gracious gift of the Holy Ghost. It is the same disposition which the Psalmist called a " broken heart," and that consciousness of need which Jesus had in view when He said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit." So far as it has respect to God, it is that docility which is willing to learn what God teaches; that conscious penury, which is willing to accept whatever God proffers; that submission which is willing to do what God desires, and to endure whatever God deems needful.
And so among the ruins of our pride, we grow to be loving children of the Most High.
Humility is that simple, inner life of real greatness, which is indifferent to magnificence, and, surrounded by it all, lives far away in the distant country of a Father's home, with the cross borne silently and self-sacrificingly in the heart of hearts.