Meekness Quotes

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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

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“When a man truly sees himself, he knows nobody can say anything about him that is too bad.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount

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.”
Elder 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

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

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: The Journey Toward Holiness

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

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

William Bernard Ullathorne
“ 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.

“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

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

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

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 Sale

“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

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

Michael Austin
“Arguing in good faith means being willing to consider the possibility that we are wrong and that the person we are arguing with is right. It means constantly monitoring and trying to control for our own biases. And it means being willing to revise our positions once we realize that we can no longer defend them. This doesn't require self-doubt or indecision. But it does require humility and enough respect for reality to understand that we really will be wrong from time to time. Once we admit this, we should also be able to see that always acknowledging the possibility that we might be wrong is the only way to make sure that we are always at least right about something.”
Michael Austin, We Must Not Be Enemies: Restoring America's Civic Tradition

“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

Elias Chacour
“Meekness, then, was not weakness but relying fully on Gods power as Moses had.”
Elias Chacour, Blood Brothers

Abhijit Naskar
“Meekness brings misery, actions bring change.”
Abhijit Naskar, All For Acceptance

“As you render services to others which bring joy/happiness to them, they'll sing your praises. But remember the God factor in you, and remain humble. For the Lord your God is Humble (Meek).”

Mukta Singh-Zocchi
“Their sixteen year old daughters followed meekly behind, their ornaments tinkling at every step they took, they turned their eyes on all sides in nervousness as if they were deer fearful of being petted – their unquiet eyes wandering hither and thither”
Mukta Singh-Zocchi, Game of Big Numbers

Olga Slavnikova
“The harder life got, the more pliantly Nina Alexandrovna responded to its random and weak smiles, which might not have meant anything like what she was seeing from her perspective. Even she guessed how easy it was to buy her with the mere sight of a baby in a stroller or, say, the scene of a friendly conversation, when two men who were utter strangers to Nina Alexandrovna, perfumed youth wearing expensive clothing made somewhere that had to be overseas, simply clapped each other on the shoulder—but she was willing to value herself more and more cheaply because she lacked even crumbs of kindness for her emotional moisture to soften into a warm pap. Now, too, looking at her son-in-law digging the soft, thick, whitened mass out of the bowl with increasing enthusiasm, Nina Alexandrovna believed he might find a good job soon and the family wouldn’t have to stretch itself so thin waiting for pension day.”
Olga Slavnikova, The Man Who Couldn't Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being

Lidia Longorio
“There is power in a quiet spirit.”
Lidia Longorio, Hey Humanity

Lidia Longorio
“You are meek
A trait few seek
Mistaking it for weak”
Lidia Longorio, Hey Humanity

Criss Jami
“Men are beastly and natural, and when touched by God, the One who is supernatural, they become as 'mythical creatures' - only more true and just, and therefore all the meeker.”
Criss Jami

Criss Jami
“Amid the holy and celestial, humility's what's 'cool' under pressure. Humility stops being humble when it realizes itself humble, and cool stops being cool when others realize it trying to be cool.”
Criss Jami

T.F. Tenney
“Meekness is to endure injury without resentment.”
T.F. Tenney, The Main Thing-- Is to Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

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