Humilty Quotes

Quotes tagged as "humilty" (showing 1-16 of 16)
Francis de Sales
“Fits of anger, vexation,and bitterness against ourselves tend to pride and they spring from no other source than self-love, which is disturbed and upset at seeing that it is imperfect.”
Francis de Sale

Charles Dickens
“I thought it very touching to see these two women, coarse and shabby and beaten, so united; to see what they could be to one another; to see how they felt for one another, how the heart of each to each was softened by the hard trials of their lives. I think the best side of such people is almost hidden from us. What the poor are to the poor is little known, excepting to themselves and God.”
Charles Dickens, Bleak House

C.S. Lewis
“What he says, even on his knees, about his own sinfulness is all parrot talk. At bottom, he still believes he has run up a very favorable credit-balance in the Enemy's ledger by allowing himself to be converted, and thinks that he is showing great humility and condescension in going to church with these 'smug', commonplace neighbors at all.”
C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Anthony Liccione
“If you're not content with the small things, then you won't be content with the big things.”
Anthony Liccione

G.K. Chesterton
“Divinity is great enough to be divine; it is great enough to call itself divine. But as humanity grows greater, it grows less and less likely to do so. God is God, as the Moslems say; but a great man knows he is not God, and the greater he is the better he knows it. That is the paradox; everything that is merely approaching to that point is merely receding from it.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man

G.K. Chesterton
“There is no harm in our criticizing foreigners, if only we would also criticize ourselves. In other words, the world might need even less of its new charity, if it had a little more of the old humility.”
G.K. Chesterton, What I Saw in America

Peter Kreeft
“What our Heavenly Father wants us to do about our spiritual failures is like what our earthly father wants us to do about our earthly failures. When we fall off the horse, or the bike, or the high road to Heaven, we must simply climb on again as soon as we are aware of the fact that we have fallen off, rather than sitting there stewing in self-pity or self-hatred.”
Peter Kreeft, Prayer for Beginners

Idries Shah
“It has truly been said that 'Humility is not so much a virtue as a necessity, in order to learn.”
Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way

Francis Beaumont
“My hard fortunes
Deserve not scorn; for I was never proud
When they were good.”
Francis Beaumont, The Maid's Tragedy

Peter Kreeft
“High and holy ambition--to be a saint--is not opposed to holy humility--total reliance on God's grace. Exactly the opposite. Ambition without humility is ambition that fails. It is pride, which goes before a fall (Prov 16:18). Humility without ambition is false humility.”
Peter Kreeft, Prayer for Beginners

J.M. Coetzee
“Sigue dedicándose a la enseñanza [...] porque así aprende la virtud de la humildad, porque así comprende con toda claridad cuál es su lugar en el mundo. No se le escapa la ironía, a saber, que el que va a enseñar aprende la lección más profunda, mientras que quienes van a aprender no aprenden nada.”
J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace

Jason Versey
“Christianity, true Christianity, is experienced when we crucify the anger, pride, vanity and lust that dwells within ourselves and consciously replace it with the sacrificial love, humility, modesty and chasteness of the One who so many profess to believe in and follow. -Jason Neville Versey”
Jason Versey, A Walk with Prudence

“In an age of sophistic over-complexity, simplicity can be useful.”
William Krystol

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.”
Spurgeon, Charles H.

Kate  Cooper
“This is why humility was so important. It was the soul's way of short-circuiting the damage that could be done by the constant need to know where one stood with respect to others.

The point of humility was not to think ill of oneself but to protect oneself from this craving for status. This, in turn, would free the spirit to see life in a new way.”
Kate Cooper, Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women

“Even behind a white knight lies a dark shadow”
Barry M Allen