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I used to think that God's gifts were on shelves one above the other and that the taller we grow in Christian character the more easily we could reach them. I now find that God's gifts are on shelves one beneath the other and that it is not a question of growing taller but of stooping lower.

    Author: F.B. Meyer

What we suffer from today is humility in the wrong place. Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition. Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction; where it was never meant to be. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

The focus of health in the soul is humility, while the root of inward corruption is pride. In the spiritual life, nothing stands still. If we are not constantly growing downward into humility, we shall be steadily swelling up and running to seed under the influence of pride.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Source: Rediscovering Holiness. Christianity Today, v. 36, n. 13.

He that is down need fear no fall.

    Author: John Bunyan

I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ and the brightest evidences that He is indeed our Master.

    Author: John Newton

God's choice acquaintances are humble men.

    Author: Robert Leighton
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Men compare themselves with men, and readily with the worst, and flatter themselves with that comparative betterness. This is not the way to see spots, to look into the muddy streams of profane men's lives; but look into the clear fountain of the Word, and there we may both discern and wash them; and consider the infinite holiness of God, and this will humble us to the dust.

    Author: Robert Leighton
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself one way or the other at all.

    Author: William Temple

The source of humility is the habit of realizing the presence of God.

    Author: William Temple

A humble person is more likely to be self confident... a person with real humility knows how much they are loved.

    Author: Cornelius Plantinga

I have learned that much of my spiritual progress does not come directly from God, but through my ability to humble myself and hear Him speak through imperfect people. In fact, I have discovered that it pleases Him to hide His manifold wisdom in a variety of people and denominational perspectives. I know that the more I humble myself to others, the broader my understanding of God has actually become.

    Author: Francis Frangipane

We must remember that the path to having our land healed begins with God's people humbling themselves. Our declarations against the evil deeds of our leaders, or the people, will not come with outrage and anger as much as an appeal seasoned with humility.

    Author: Rick Joyner

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