1. Pray for more humility
2. “The humble also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice In the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 29:19.
3. “Fullness of knowledge always and necessarily means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance, and that is always conducive to both humility and reverence.”
4. Be aware of your weaknesses and limitations
5. “Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” ― Augustine
6. “Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride, when, in fact, it is a point of equilibrium. The opposite of pride is actually a lack of self esteem. A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and appreciate himself as part of this worlds marvels.”
7. “There is no limit to what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.”
8. “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, and carry out, in our ordinary conduct; the insignficances of daily life are the importances and the tests of eternity, because they prove what really is the spirit that possesses us.”
9. Value others above yourself (Philippians 2:3-8)
10. I do not mind serving in private ways, even if I am never recognized or thanked
11. “For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:16-17.
12. “Humility makes us ready to be blessed by the God of all grace.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon
13. “Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.” ― G.K. Chesterton
14. “For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.” Psalm 149:4.
15. “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people's shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger. They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others. But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Read More
16. All such boasting is evil
17. “Here is the path to the higher life: down, lower down! Just as water always seeks and fills the lowest place, so the moment God finds men abased and empty, His glory and power flow in to exalt and to bless.”
18. “Humility is royalty without a crown.”
19. “Is there any trait more odious than pride or more precious than humility? Is there any trait whose presence we so highly honor in others and whose absence we so readily excuse in ourselves? Truly, pride is the chief of sins and humility the highest of virtues. Yet the Christian has the joy of seeing the Holy Spirit put pride to death and bring to life the beauty of humility. ”
20. “For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.” James 3:16.
21. “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’” James 4:6.
22. “Christ was nothing so that God might be all–and it was his source of perfect peace and joy.”
23. “If thou wilt receive profit, read with humility, simplicity and faith, and seek not at any time the fame of being learned.”
24. “It is not sin, but grace, that will make me know myself as a sinner…it is only grace that works that sweet humility that becomes joy to the soul as its second nature.”
25. “Dependence, humility, simplicity, cooperation, and a sense of abandon are qualities greatly prized in the spiritual life, but extremely elusive for people who live in comfort.” ― Philip Yancey
26. “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” Romans 12:3.
27. Spend time with humble people
28. “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:5-8.
29. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong
30. “The more humble and obedient to God a man is, the more wise and at peace he will be in all that he does.” ― Thomas à Kempis
31. “The fullest and best ears of corn hang lowest toward the ground.”
32. “Being filled with the Spirit is simply this - having my whole nature yielded to His power. When the whole soul is yielded to the Holy Spirit, God Himself will fill it.”
33. “Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble."
34. “We must begin to believe that God, in the mystery of prayer, has entrusted us with a force that can move the Heavenly world, and can bring its power down to earth.”
35. “God has a plan for His Church upon earth. But alas! we too often make our plan, and we think that we know what ought to be done. We ask God first to bless our feeble efforts, instead of absolutely refusing to go unless God go before us.”
36. “Humility is honestly assessing ourselves in light of God’s holiness and our sinfulness.” - CJ Mahaney #Humility
37. “Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.”
38. I understand my weaknesses, and I am willing to talk about them with others
39. “Humility is the first key to any successful time of worship. Throughout the entire Bible the primary Hebrew and Greek words for worship mean humility. Without humility you cannot truly worship. Humility means to lower yourself and submit yourself to the will of another. So when you worship, you are coming under submission of the Holy Spirit, and allowing Him to act, walk, and speak in and through you. Romans 12 says it best by saying that you should present, or submit, your body to God as a living sacrifice. ”
40. “The root of all virtue and grace, of all faith and acceptable worship, is that we know that we have nothing but what we receive, and bow in deepest humility to wait upon God for it.”
41. “… whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:43-45.
42. “We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.”
43. Philippians 2:3–8
44. 2 Corinthians 8:9
45. “Not My will, but Yours be done.” Luke 22:42.
46. Spend time with people who are honest with you about yourself
47. Jeremiah 9:23–24
48. “When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2.
49. “And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.’” Mark 9:35.
50. “Humility comes from a realistic view of oneself in light of the grace given us in Christ. The word originates from the Latin ‘humus,’ meaning “earth, dirt. ” It is knowing and embracing the reality that we are dust. Connected with humility is a confidence in one’s vocational calling and identity. A confident leader finds their identity in Christ, seeing themselves as a child of God, deeply loved and called to His mission. We’re loved dust. This Christ-based identity allows His love to foster a confidence in Him, knowing we are created in His image and any gifts, strength or opportunities we have are a demonstration of His grace in our lives. ”
51. “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13.
52. Spend time with people who are more gifted than you are
53. “True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.” ― Martin Luther
54. “Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.”
55. “Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4.
56. “True humility is a flower which will adorn any garden.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon
57. “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6.
58. “I don’t like offending people, and it’s easy to offend people when you don’t know as much as they do. This group knows more about what it takes to lead in this way than I ever will. My goal is to push people, but I need to do it from a place of respect.”
59. Humility is the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 22:4)
60. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes
61. “The Lord gave the wonderful promise of the free use of His Name with the Father in conjunction with doing His works. The disciple who lives only for Jesus' work and Kingdom, for His will and honor, will be given the power to appropriate the promise. Anyone grasping the promise only when he wants something very special for himself will be disappointed, because he is making Jesus the servant of his own comfort. But whoever wants to pray the effective prayer of faith because he needs it for the work of the Master will learn it, because he has made himself the servant of his Lord's interests.”
62. “Answered prayer is the interchange of love between the Father and His child.”
63. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
64. “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8.
65. “Humility is simply the disposition which prepares the soul for living on trust.”
66. “After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.”
67. “It is said that it is far more difficult to hold and maintain leadership (liberty) that it is to attain it. Success is a ruthless competitor for it flatters and nourishes our weaknesses and lulls us into complacency. We bask in the sunshine of accomplishment and lose the spirit of humility which helps us visualize all the factors which have contributed to our success. We are apt to forget that we are only one of a team, that in unity there is strength and that we are strong only as long as each unit in our organization functions with precision.
68. “Some persons are always ready to level those above them down to themselves, while they are never willing to level those below them up to their own position. But he that is under the influence of true humility will avoid both these extremes. On the the one hand, he will be willing that all should rise just so far as their diligence and worth of character entitle them to; and on the other hand, he will be willing that his superiors should be known and acknowledged in their place, and have rendered to them all the honors that are their due.”
69. God shows favor to the humble (James 4:6-10)
70. When I serve others, my primary goals are to bless them and honor God
71. “Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.”
72. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
73. Study God’s promises to the humble
74. “If thou wouldst find much favor and peace with God and man, be very low in thine own eyes; forgive thyself little, and others much.”
75. “A faithful servant may be wiser than the master, and yet retain the true spirit and posture of the servant. The humble man looks upon every, the feeblest and unworthiest, child of God, and honors him and prefers him in honor as the son of a King.”
76. “Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.”
77. “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11.
78. “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:10.
79. “You have to learn to quit being right all the time, and quit being smart all the time, and quit thinking this is a contest about how smart you are and how right you are, and realize that you are here to make a positive difference in the world. And being smart and being right is probably no longer the way to do that. See when you’re in school, you take test after test, after test, after test. You have to prove you’re smart over and over. Thousands of times, you have to prove you’re smart. It’s very difficult to stop. We are programmed to prove we’re smart.”
80. “None are as empty as those who are full of themselves.”
81. “True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit; it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us.”
82. “Humility is the only soil in which the graces root; the lack of humility is the sufficient explanation of every defect and failure. Humility is not so much a grace or virtue along with others; it is the root of all, because it alone takes the right attitude before God, and allows Him as God to do all.”
83. Understand the immense difference between God and us
84. Serve others
85. “The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way.” Psalm 25:9.
86. “Our forgiving love toward men is the evidence of God's forgiving love in us. It is a necessary condition of the prayer of faith.”
87. “Prayer [is] the quiet, persistent living of our life of desire and faith in the presence of our God.”
88. “It is only when we, as the Son, truly know and show that we can do nothing of ourselves that God will do everything.”
89. “The more humble a man is in himself, the more obedient toward God, the wiser will he be in all things, and the more shall his soul be at peace.” Thomas A Kempis
90. 2 Chronicles 7:13–15
91. “Should you ask me: What is the first thing in religion? I should reply: the first, second, and third thing therein is humility.” Augustine
92. “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9.
93. “Every good thing in the Christian life grows in the soil of humility. Without humility, every virtue and every grace withers. That’s why Calvin said humility is first, second, and third in the Christian faith. ” ― John Piper
94. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. ”
95. “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
96. “The sooner I learn to forget myself in the desire that He may be glorified, the richer will be the blessing that prayer will bring to myself. No one ever loses by what he sacrifices to the Father.”
97. “Humility, as we all know, is one of those virtues that is never gained by seeking it. The more we pursue it the more distant it becomes. To think we have it is sure evidence that we don’t.” ― Richard J. Foster
98. “Humility is the consent of the creature to let God be all, the current of itself to his working alone.”
99. “The highest glory of the creature is in being only a vessel, to receive and enjoy and show forth the glory of God. It can do this only as it is willing to be nothing in itself, that God may be all. Water always fills first the lowest places. The lower, the emptier a man lies before God, the speedier and the fuller will be the inflow of the diving glory.”
100. “The grace which makes every other grace amiable.”
101. “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.”
102. “[Humility is:] Greatness in plain clothes”
103. “Humility, the place of entire dependence on God, is the first duty and the highest virtue of the creature, and the root of every virtue. And so pride, or the loss of this humility, is the root of every sin and evil.”
104. I am amazed that the infinite, holy, all-powerful God loves me and wants to have a relationship with me
105. “The great thing in prayer is to feel that we are putting our supplications into the bosom of omnipotent love.”
106. “By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life.” Proverbs 22:4.
107. “A truly Christian love, either to God or men, is a humble broken-hearted love. The desires of the saints, however earnest, are humble desires. Their hope is a humble hope; and their joy, even when it is unspeakable and full of glory, is a humble broken-hearted joy, and leaves the Christian more poor in spirit, and more like a little child, and more disposed to a universal lowliness of behaviour.” ― Jonathan Edwards
108. “Humility must accompany all our actions, must be with us everywhere; for as soon as we glory in our good works they are of no further value to our advancement in virtue. ” ― Augustine
109. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,”God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. ”Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time
110. I compare my life to the standards of God
111. “The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility...According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere flea bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.” ― C.S. Lewis
112. Romans 3:23–24
113. “He who sacrifices a whole offering shall be rewarded for a whole offering; he who offers a burnt-offering shall have the reward of a burnt-offering; but he who offers humility to God and man shall be rewarded with a reward as if he had offered all the sacrifices in the world.”
114. “In a humble state, you learn better. I can't find anything else very exciting about humility, but at least there's that.”
115. “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.” - Paul
116. For when I am weak, then I am strong
117. Matthew 23:2–12
118. “Pride makes us artificial; humility makes us real” ― Thomas Merton
119. “God opposes the proud
120. Live in harmony with one another (Romans 12:16)
121. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited
122. “The sufficiency of my merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.”
123. “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.
124. “Do you know how you can tell when someone is truly humble? I believe there’s one simple test: because they consistently observe and listen, the humble improve. They don’t assume, I know the way.”
125. “Life is a long lesson in humility.”
126. “Humility is at the equilibrium of ego. When we’re on center, we manage our ego rather than it managing us.”
127. “You will save the humble people; but Your eyes are on the haughty, that You may bring them down.” 2 Samuel 22:28.
128. “Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able and yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.”
129. “Men sometimes speak as if humility and meekness would rob us of what is noble and bold and manlike. O that all would believe that this is the nobility of the kingdom of heaven, that this is the royal spirit that the King of heaven displayed, that this is Godlike, to humble oneself, to become the servant of all!”
130. “Talk no more so very proudly; let no arrogance come from your mouth, for the Lord is the God of knowledge; and by Him actions are weighed.” 1 Samuel 2:3.
131. “A man’s pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor.” Proverbs 29:23.
132. Study creation
133. “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.” John 5:30.
134. “Humility is so shy. If you begin talking about it, it leaves.” ― Timothy Keller
135. “A man is never so proud as when striking an attitude of humility.” ― C.S. Lewis
136. “Fellow-Christians, do let us study the Bible portrait of the humble man. And let us ask our brethren, and ask the world, whether they recognize in us the likeness to the original.”
137. “The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must increase, but I must decrease.” - John the Baptist
138. “If my sinfulness appears to me to be in any way smaller or less detestable in comparison with the sins of others, I am still not recognizing my sinfulness at all. ... How can I possibly serve another person in unfeigned humility if I seriously regard his sinfulness as worse than my own?” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer
139. “True humility—the basis of the Christian system—is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues.”
140. “When we become aware of our humility, we've lost it.”
141. “It is only by the indwelling of Christ in His divine humility that we can become truly humble”
142. “But on this one will I look: on him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.” Isaiah 66:2.
143. “Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!”
144. “Humility is thinking more of others. Humble people are so focused on serving others, they don't think of themselves.” ― Rick Warren
145. James 4:6–10
146. I often ask others for advice
147. “Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.”
148. “Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’” 1 Peter 5:5.
149. I regularly study the Bible for guidance and direction
150. “Many people say I’m the best women’s soccer player in the world. I don’t think so. And because of that, someday I just might be.”
151. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” ― C.S. Lewis
152. “I need to spend time with God even when I do not know what to pray.”
153. “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4.
154. I enjoy leading so I can serve others as I use my gifts
155. Therefore, clothe yourself with humility (Colossians 3:11-12)
156. “Humility is the displacement of self by the enthronement of God.”
157. Colossians 3:12–13
158. “As natural and easy as it has been to be proud, it must become natural for us to be humble.”
159. Be completely humble and gentle (Ephesians 4:2-6)
160. “Then he said to me, ‘Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.’” Daniel 10:12.
161. “I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”
162. “It is not something that we bring to God, or that he bestows; it is simply the sense of entire nothingness that comes when we see how truly God is everything. When the creature realizes that this is a place of honor, and consents to be—with his will, his mind, and his affections—the vessel in which the life and glory of God are to work and manifest themselves, he sees that humility is simply acknowledging the truth of his position as creature and yielding to God His place.”
163. “Physician, heal thyself.” Teacher, teach yourself.
164. With humility comes wisdom (Proverbs 11:2)
165. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble. ”
166. Those who humble themselves will be exalted (Luke 14:7-11)
167. “My sin is ever before me” (Psalm 51.3). A humble soul sees that he can stay no more from sin, than the heart can from panting, and the pulse from beating. He sees his heart and life to be fuller of sin, than the firmament is of stars; and this keeps him low. He sees that sin is so bred in the bone, that till his bones, as Joseph’s, be carried out of the Egypt of this world, it will not out. Though sin and grace were never born together, and though they shall not die together, yet while the believer lives, these two must live together; and this keeps him humble.
168. “God cannot hear the prayers on our lips often because the desires of our heart after the world cry out to Him much more strongly and loudly than the our desires for Him.”
169. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God
170. 1 Peter 5:6
171. Clothe yourself in humility (1 Peter 5:2-6)
172. “Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.” Romans 12:16.
173. “A man who is at the top is a man who has the habit of getting to the bottom.”
174. “Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself.”
175. Learn a new skill
176. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3.
177. “Self-reflection entails asking yourself questions about your values, assessing your strengths and failures, thinking about your perceptions and interactions with others, and imagining where you want to take your life in the future.”
178. “Humility is nothing but the disappearance of self in the vision that God is all.”
179. Deuteronomy 8:2–3
180. “Intelligence is characterized by a natural incomprehension of life.”
181. “Our ego hinders our ability to influence more than anything else under our control.”
182. If My people will humble themselves (2 Chronicles 7:13-14)
183. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble. ”
184. “I think that’s why Peter says to ‘Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another. ’ Humility isn’t natural to fallen humans. But when Jesus saves us and fills us with his Spirit, we begin to change. It doesn’t happen automatically. We must make an effort – clothe ourselves – with humility. ”
185. “Our humility before God has no value, except that it prepares us to reveal the humility of Jesus to our fellow men.”
186. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me
187. I enjoy following so I can assist the leader and serve others
188. “If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble; for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, so it is believed of none but by itself; the voice of humility is God's music, and the silence of humility is God's rhetoric. Humility enforces where neither virtue nor strength can prevail nor reason.”
189. “Humility is NOT low self-image. It starts with a healthy view of self. Humble people understand their worth as men and women created in the image of God, the pinnacle of His creation. A culture where people are insecure and unaware of their infinite worth breeds a host of destructive behaviors (addiction, fornication and the like). ”
190. “A dead Christ I must do everything for; a living Christ does everything for me.”
191. “Humiliation is the only ladder to honoring God's Kingdom.”
192. “A great leader needs to love and respect people, and he needs to be comfortable with himself and with the world. He also needs to be able to forgive himself and others. In other words, a leader needs grace.”
193. I often think about how much greater God is than I am