Being humble involves the willingness to be reckoned a failure in everyone’s sight but God’s.
And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. (Matthew 23:12-13)
It is easy to look down on others; to look down on ourselves is the difficulty.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. (1 Peter 5:6)
I believe the first test of a truly great man is humility.
But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all your fellow guests. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be […]
Humility is a virtue all preach, none practice, and yet everybody is content to hear. The master thinks it good doctrine for his servant, the laity for the clergy, and the clergy for the laity.
Humility and success make great partners but rarely do they live together.
The proud man counts his newspaper clippings – the humble man his blessings.
Lighthouses don’t ring bells and fire cannon to call attention to their shining; they just shine on