Saturday, June 9, 2007

Quotes on Humility

"To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that."

~St. Teresa of Avila


" Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility"

~St Augustine


"Where there is discord may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. Where there is despair, may we bring hope."

~St. Francis of Assisi


"We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed."

~Brother Lawrence


"Whatever makes us feel superior to other people, whatever tempts us to convey a sense of superiority, that is the gravity of our sinful nature, not grace."

~Phillip Yancey


"A humble knowledge of ourselves is a surer way to God than is the search for depth of learning."

~Thomas a'Kempis