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Look upon the unworthy worm before you. Let him be as your mouth in separating the precious from the vile. Grant that he may rightly divide the word of truth and rightly divide the hearers. Grant that he may exalt the Savior and lay the sinner low.

    Author: William Tiptaft

If I could say I am a better man than when I began life in Christ, it would be only because I see more of my own vileness now than I did years ago.

    Author: G.V. Wigram

Only those who have learned well to be earnestly dissatisfied with themselves, and to be confounded with shame at their wretchedness truly understand the Christian gospel.

    Author: John Calvin
    Source: The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Romans and Thessalonians, 1979, 8:135.

Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God's majesty.

    Author: John Calvin
    Source: Institutes, 1, 1, 3.

Think of the guilt of sin, that you may be humbled. Think of the power of sin, that you may seek strength against it. Think not of the matter of sin...lest you be more and more entangled.

    Author: John Owen

Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love.

    Author: John Wesley

Humility alone unites patience with love; without which it is impossible to draw profit from suffering; or indeed, to avoid complaint, especially when we think we have given no occasion for what men make us suffer.

    Author: John Wesley

True humility is a kind of self-annihilation; and this is the centre of all virtues.

    Author: John Wesley

It is good to renew ourselves, from time to time, by closely examining the state of our souls, as if we had never done it before; for nothing tends more to the full assurance of faith, than to keep ourselves by this means in humility, and the exercise of all good works.

    Author: John Wesley

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