225 Quotes About Humility

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The Christian Gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself or less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less.
- Tim Keller
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If you plan to build a tall house of virtues, you must first lay deep foundations of humlilty.
- Augustine
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Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
- Francis de Sales
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Loving God - really loving Him - means living out His commands no matter what the cost.
- Chuck Colson
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God cannot fix whoever is first not broken.
- Jack Wellman
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A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.
- Dwight L. Moody
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Sin came through the pride of Lucifer and salvation came through the humility of Jesus.
- Zac Poonen
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Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love.
- John Wesley
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Deny your weakness, and you will never realize God's strength in you.
- Joni Eareckson Tada
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We had long known the Lord without realizing that meekness and lowliness of heart should be the distinguishing feature of the disciple.
- Andrew Murray
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It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
- Augustine
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They that know God will be humble, and they that know themselves, cannot be proud.
- John Flavel
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Men compare themselves with men, and readily with the worst, and flatter themselves with that comparative betterness. This is not the way to see spots, to look into the muddy streams of profane men's lives; but look into the clear fountain of the Word, and there we may both discern and wash them; and consider the infinite holiness of God, and this will humble us to the dust.
- Robert Leighton
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If the Lord's people will humble themselves by admitting that deception is quite possible to them, they will be the less deceived.
- Watchman Nee
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Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God's holiness and sovereignty. Acknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.
- J.I. Packer
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The most critical need of the church at this moment is men, bold men, free men. The church must seek, in prayer and much humility, the coming again of men made of the stuff of which prophets and martyrs are made.
- A. W. Tozer
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The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.
- John C. Maxwell
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I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ and the brightest evidences that He is indeed our Master.
- John Newton
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Only those who have learned well to be earnestly dissatisfied with themselves, and to be confounded with shame at their wretchedness truly understand the Christian gospel.
- John Calvin
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I know for me, going back the person I've bad-mouthed or lied to is absolutely humiliating! But isn't it interesting that "humiliating" has the same root word as "humility"? Part of humility is taking responsibility for my sin and asking forgiveness even when it doesn't feel good. God wants to heal and restore your relationships, but it's not easy.
- Chip Ingram
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The source of humility is the habit of realizing the presence of God.
- William Temple
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Do not be impatient for impatience is of the flesh. Do not try different methods because they are useful solely in helping the flesh. We must distrust the flesh entirely.
- Watchman Nee
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God walks with the humble; he reveals himself to the lowly; he gives understanding to the little ones; he discloses his meaning to pure minds, but hides his grace from the curious and the proud.
- Thomas a Kempis
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Every now and again, Our Lord lets us see what we would be like if it were not for Himself; it is a justification of what He said - "Without Me you can do nothing." That is why the bedrock of Christianity is personal, passionate devotion to the Lord Jesus.
- Oswald Chambers
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Humility of heart is the first step to salvation.
- Zac Poonen
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Unless believers appreciate their own weakness, that is, know how incompetent they are in themselves to encounter the supernatural, they shall be deceived.
- Watchman Nee
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Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself one way or the other at all.
- William Temple
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There are three requisites to the proper enjoyment of earthly blessings: a thankful reflection, on the goodness of the giver; a deep sense of our own unworthiness; and a recollection of the uncertainty of our long possessing them. The first will make us grateful; the second, humble; and the third, moderate.
- Hannah More
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Jesus Christ is a God whom we approach without pride, and before whom we humble ourselves without despair.
- Blaise Pascal
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When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Either humble yourself or God may have to do it for you.
- Jack Wellman
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A humble person is more likely to be self confident... a person with real humility knows how much they are loved.
- Cornelius Plantinga
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True humility is able to look at God and proceed on.
- Watchman Nee
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Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself.
- Thomas a Kempis
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One of our troubles is we are not willing to humble ourselves. We are not willing to give up our opinions as to how things should be done.
- Mordecai Ham
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Endeavor to be always patient of the faults and imperfections of others; for thou hast many faults and imperfections of thine own that require forbearance. If thou art not able to make thyself that which thou wishest, how canst thou expect to mold another in conformity to thy will?
- Thomas a Kempis
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All regenerated ones should covet spiritual development.
- Watchman Nee
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Whenever we receive Communion, we must do so in humility and brokenness before God. We must rejoice and be grateful and thankful for our salvation.
- Michael Youssef
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Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
- Blaise Pascal
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When the corn is nearly ripe it bows the head and stoops lower than when it was green. When the people of God are near ripe for heaven, they grow more humble and self-denying... Paul had one foot in heaven when he called himself the chiefest of sinners and least of saints.
- John Flavel
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When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver
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Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
- C.S. Lewis
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I'm not perfect in my walk but I want to do the right thing.
- Kirk Cameron
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The voice of humility is God's music, and the silence of humility is God's rhetoric.
- Francis Quarles
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Keep us little and unknown, prized and loved by God alone.
- Charles Wesley
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You can have no greater sign of confirmed pride than when you think you are humble enough.
- William Law
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The people of the Lord in humility are to lay themselves and their prayers, and all that they have, at the foot of their God, to be disposed of by him as he in his heavenly wisdom seeth best. Yet not doubting but God will answer the desire of his people that way that shall be most for their advantage and his glory. When the saints therefore do pray with submission to the will of God, it doth not argue that they are to doubt or question God's love and kindness to them. But because they at all times are not so wise, but that sometimes Satan may get that advantage of them, as to tempt them to pray for that which, if they had it, would neither prove to God's glory nor his people's good.
- John Bunyan
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Be deaf to the quarrelsome, blind to the scorner and dumb to the inquisitive.
- James H. Aughey
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It's not about you!
- Rick Warren
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He that is down needs fear no fall. He that is low, no pride; He that is humble, ever shall have God to be his Guide.
- John Bunyan
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