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Quotes on Humility

Augustine If you plan to build a tall house of virtues, you must first lay deep foundations of humility.
C S Lewis “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
Francois Fenelon Whoever will labor to get rid of self, to deny himself according to the instructions of Christ, strikes at once at the root of every evil, and finds the germ of every good.
Joyce Meyer The only way to uproot pride is humility—freedom from pride and arrogance, a modest estimation of your own worth. It doesn’t mean you think lowly of yourself, but it means you are very careful not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to.
Zig Ziglar When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.
Madeleine L’Engle “In a very real sense not one of us is qualified, but it seems that God continually chooses the most unqualified to do his work, to bear his glory. If we are qualified, we tend to think that we have done the job ourselves. If we are forced to accept our evident lack of qualification, then there’s no danger that we will confuse God’s work with our own, or God’s glory with our own.”
Charles Wesley Keep us little and unknown, prized and loved by God alone.
Augustine Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Ernest Hemingway “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”
Mahatma Gandhi “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson “A great man is always willing to be little.”
Blaise Pascal Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself.
C S Lewis “As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.”
H Jackson Brown Jr “Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.”
J M Barrie “Life is a long lesson in humility.”
Joyce Meyer I think it’s safe to say that most sin stems from pride. It’s an independent spirit that wants to do its own thing without any authority or direction from anyone else.
Watchman Nee Towards himself a Christian should have a broken spirit, but towards God it should be one of rejoicing always in Him. He rejoices not for its own sake nor because of any joyful experience, work, blessing or circumstance, but exclusively because God is his center.
Rick Warren Pride builds walls between people, humility builds bridges.
Abraham Lincoln “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”
Charles Spurgeon Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.
Criss Jami “To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”
Martin Luther “True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.”
Albert Einstein “A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.”
C S Lewis We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
Augustine It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
Joni Eareckson Tada Deny your weakness, and you will never realize God’s strength in you.
Andrew Murray The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us in our daily conduct.
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Quotes for an Attitude of Hope

William Gurnall Truly, hope is the saint’s covering, wherein he wraps himself, when he lays his body down to sleep in the grave: “My flesh,” saith David, “shall rest in hope.”
Anne Graham Lotz “If God can bring blessing from the broken body of Jesus and glory from something that’s as obscene as the cross, He can bring blessing from my problems and my pain and my unanswered prayer. I just have to trust Him.”
Anne Lamott “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don’t give up.”
William Law “Pray, and let God worry.”
Catherine Marshall “God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a door of hope.”
Barbara Crafton “[I]t’s never too late. You can’t screw up so badly that God can’t find something worth building in the wreckage, that life can’t assert its return when it is time.”
Rick Warren “What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.”
Billy Graham “I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.”
William Gurnall Hope fills the afflicted soul with such inward joy and consolation, that it can laugh while tears are in the eye, sigh and sing all in a breath; it is called “the rejoicing of hope” (Hebrews 3:6).
Corrie Ten Boom “Joy runs deeper than despair.”
Joyce Meyer God gives us hopes and dreams for certain things to happen in our lives, but He doesn’t always allow us to see the exact timing of His plan.
Thelma Wells “God does not always heal us instantly the way we think. He is not a jack-in-the-box God. But God is walking with me through this.”
Tom Bodett “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
Joel Osteen “You’ve got to believe that God is in control of your life. It may be a tough time but you’ve got to believe that God has a reason for it and he’s going to make everything good.”
Alfred Tennyson “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier”
Alexander Pope “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
Pittacus Lore, from “I Am Number Four” “When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.”
Aristotle “Hope is a waking dream.”
Dalai Lama XIV No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”
Epicurus “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
Joyce Meyer Positive minds full of faith and hope produce positive lives.