Humility is attentive patience.
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.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?confucius
I am always humbled by the infinite ingenuity of the lord, who can make a red barn cast a blue shadow.e. b. white
The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.
I will not be modest . Humble, as much as you like, but not modest. Modesty is the virtue of the lukewarm.
Nearest the throne itself must be The footstool of humility.james montgomery
Humility, that low, sweet root, From which all heavenly virtues shoot.thomas moore
Of all trees , I observe God hath chosen the vine, a low plant that creeps upon the helpful wall; of all beasts, the soft and patient lamb; of all fowls, the mild and guileless dove . Christ is the rose of the field, and the lily of the valley. When God appeared to Moses , it was not in the lofty cedar nor the sturdy oak nor the spreading palm; but in a bush, a humble, slender, abject shrub; as if He would, by these elections, check the conceited arrogance of man.
They that know God will be humble, They that know themselves cannot be proud.
Be sure that your soul is never so intensely alive as when in the deepest abnegation it waits hushed before God .
The wisely cultivated man, conscious how insignificant a drop he is in the vast stream of life, learns his limitation, and accepts events with modesty and equanimity.
My God, I ask not of Thee the leaves of external consequence; I will be content to continue simple, lowly, and plain, if Thou wilt only give me grace to serve Thee and my neighbor. Outward pomp withers like a flower, but inward worth lasts even after death.
Not as men of science , not as critics , not as philosophers , but as little children , shall we enter into the kingdom of heaven .
When thinking of God , when beholding His glorious perfections, when rejoicing in the perfection of His government, and in the excellence of His designs, the humble heart adopts the language of Job : " I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye seeth Thee: wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes."