Humility

Whatever you do, think not of yourself, but of God.

St. Vincent Ferrer

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What will be the crown of those who, humble within and humiliated without, have imitated the humility of our Savior in all its fullness!

St. Bernadette

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The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.

St. Francis of Assisi

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The fact remains that we are invited to forget ourselves on purpose, cast our awful solemnity to the wind, and join in the general Dance.

Thomas Merton

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If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own power. Your self-sufficiency, your selfishness and your intellectual pride will inhibit His coming to live in your heart because God cannot fill what is already full. It is as simple as that.

Mother Teresa

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Without the necessary humility to worship, I subconsciously desired to be worshiped, not in a crazy Napoleanic manner, but like a modern-day celebrity.

Tarek Saab, Gut Check

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We shall see clearly that is is greater to despise the world than to have it at one’s command; that it is infinitely preferable to submit to the humblest of men for God’s sake, than to command kings and princes; that a humble knowledge of ourselves surpasses the deepest sciences; in short, that greater praise is due to him who curbs his passions on the most trivial occasions, than to him to conquers the strongest cities and defeats entire armies.

Fr. Lorenzo Scupoli

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Power isn’t having the world at your fingertips; it is having the world at your fingertips and being able to give it up!

Tarek Saab, Gut Check

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