Meekness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "meekness" (showing 1-30 of 60)
Helen Keller
“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

“The greatness of the man's power is the measure of his surrender.”
William Booth

Wendell Berry
“He never complained. He seemed to have no instinct for the making much of oneself that complaining requires.”
Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow

Thaddeus of Vitovnica
“One should preach not from one's rational mind but rather from the heart. Only that which is from the heart can touch another heart. One must never attack or oppose anyone. If he who preaches must tell people to keep away from a certain kind of evil, he must do so meekly and humbly, with fear of God.”
Thaddeus of Vitovnica, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

William Shakespeare
“He is as full of valor as of kindness. Princely in both.”
William Shakespeare, Henry V

Neal A. Maxwell
“Sir Thomas More was a victim of injustice and irony. Generously and meekly, just as he was about to be martyred, he said:

Paul . . . was present, and consented to the death of St. Stephen, and kept their clothes that stoned him to death, and yet be they [Stephen and Paul] now both twain Holy Saints in heaven, and shall continue there friends for ever, so I verily trust and . . . pray, that though your lordships have now here in earth been judges to my condemnation, we may yet hereafter in heaven merrily all meet together, to our everlasting salvation.”
Neal A. Maxwell

Andrew Murray
“Men sometimes speak as if humility and meekness would rob us of what is noble and bold and manlike. O that all would believe that this is the nobility of the kingdom of heaven, that this is the royal spirit that the King of heaven displayed, that this is Godlike, to humble oneself, to become the servant of all!”
Andrew Murray, Humility

William Shakespeare
“When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner”
William Shakespeare, Henry V

“Humility is the nearly impossible task of being more concerned with our own sins that we are with the sins of others.”
Trevor hammack

“ The least known among the virtues and also the most misunderstood is the virtue of humility. Yet, it is the very groundwork of Christianity. Humility is a grace of the soul that cannot be expressed in words and is only known by experience. It is an unspeakable treasure of God, and only can be called the gift of God. "Learn," He said, not from angels, not from men, not from books; but learn from My presence, light, and action within you, "that I am meek and humble of heart, and you shall find rest to your souls". ”
William Bernard Ullathorne

Joseph Smith Jr.
“. . . meekness,love, purity, these are the things that should magnify us.”
Joseph Smith Jr.

Francis de Sales
“One of the best exercises in meekness we can perform is when the subject Is in ourselves. We must not fret over our own imperfections. Although reason requires that we must be displeased and sorry whenever we commit a fault we must refrain from bitter, gloomy,spiteful, and emotional displeasure. Many people are greatly at fault in this way. When overcome by anger they become angry at being angry, disturbed at being disturbed and vexed at being vexed. By such means they keep their hearts drenched and steeped in passion.”
Francis de Sales

“O Holy Spirit, give me a simple heart which will not retire within itself to savor its own sorrows, a heart magnanimous in giving itself, easily moved to compassion, a faithful, generous heart, which does not forget any favor received nor hold resentment for any injuries done to it.”
Leonce de Grandmaison

George Eliot
“In spite of his mildness and timidity in reproving, every one about him knew that on the exceptional occasions when he chose, he was absolute. He never, indeed, chose to be absolute except on some one else’s behalf.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

George Eliot
“There are answers which, in turning away wrath, only send it to the other end of the room, and to have a discussion coolly waived when you feel that justice is all on your own side is even more exasperating in marriage than in philosophy.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

“Any man who behaves arrogantly with what little he knows, or claims to know all, only reveals to all that he really knows nothing. Real greatness does not reside inside those who feel large. The truly wise are meek.”
Suzy Kassem

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“يقولون أن الوداعة قوة هائلة”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, الأبله

Roald Dahl
“I don't want a grown-up person at all. A grownup won't listen to me; he won't learn. He will try to do things his own way and not mine. So I have to have a child. I want a good sensible loving child, one to whom I can tell all my most precious candy-making secrets-while I am still alive.”
Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

N.K. Jemisin
“The way of the world isn't the strong devouring the weak, but the weak deceiving and poisoning and whispering in the ears of the strong until they become weak, too.”
N.K. Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate

“Without opposition, there could be no creation. All life would cease without resistance. Emotions also have their polar opposites: attraction – repulsion, love – hate, aggression – meekness, and mercy – callousness.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Israelmore Ayivor
“Stay at peace with everyone you meet and hold no grudge with anyone for any reason.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

R.F. Kuang
“If your opponent is of choleric temper, you should seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak so that he grows arrogant. The good tactician plays with his enemy like a cat plays with a mouse. Feign weakness and immobility, and then pounce on him.”
R.F. Kuang, The Poppy War

“Encouraging Robert E. Lee to take a job as college president, "You might be presenting to the world in such a position an example of quiet usefulness and gentle patriotism.”
William Nelson Pendleton

Israelmore Ayivor
“You can’t accept correction when you are not humble to listen.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your own humility endorses your integrity!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Israelmore Ayivor
“Humility is the fundamental principle that builds up greatness. Arrogance on the other hand never brings anything good. When you are humble, you’ll learn to become better.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

“The beauty of a meek spirit is precious to God”
Sunday Adelaja

“Being humble doesn't mean allowing yourself to get stepped on like a doormat. Being humble means taking every negativity coming up against you positively with grace and poised so that you can allow the spirit to be seen.”
Apostle Helen Mayers

Ella Rose Carlos
“Fawn knew no matter what he did, no matter how hard he tried, Willow would never know she was beautiful. Even if he climbed the highest mountain and shouted it across the world, she would never believe the truth.”
Ella Rose Carlos, A Long Lost Fantasy

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