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Timidity is not humility. While humility is self-forgetfulness completely- a forgetting both its weakness and strength-timidity recalls all the weakness and hence is self-remembering. God does not delight in our cowardice and withdrawal.

    Author: Watchman Nee

True humility is able to look at God and proceed on.

    Author: Watchman Nee

It is not the glorious battlements, the painted windows, the crouching gargoyles that support a building, but the stones that lie unseen in or upon the earth. It is often those who are despised and trampled on that bear up the weight of a whole nation.

    Author: John Owen

All thing I thought I knew; but now confess, the more I know I know, I know the less.

    Author: John Owen

Humble souls are fearful of their own strength.

    Author: William Gurnall

Humility is a necessary veil to all other graces.

    Author: William Gurnall

How can God stoop lower than to come and dwell with a poor humble soul? which is more than if he had said, such a one should dwell with him; for a beggar to live at court is not so much as the king to dwell with him in his cottage.

    Author: William Gurnall

Their more lowly paths have been allotted to them by the hand of God. it is their part faithfully to discharge its duties, and contentedly to bear its inconveniences.

    Author: William Wilberforce

You can have no greater sign of confirmed pride than when you think you are humble enough.

    Author: William Law

Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves.

    Author: William Law

Let me be dressed fine as I will, Flies, worms, and flowers, exceed me still.

    Author: Isaac Watts

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.

    Author: Francis of Assisi

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