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Quotations: Humility Is Not Humiliation

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Humility, Not Humiliation

  • Ego will help you to recognize, remove, and replace your ego: a.k.a. self-esteem.

Quotations from Various Sources

Organized Alphabetically

“Conceit is a trait of an immoral person while modesty of a serious one.” —Filo, fragment

“Humility doesn’t mean to think less of yourself, it means to think of yourself less.” —Anonymous

“Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself.” —Charles H. Spurgeon

“I believe the first test of a truly great man is humility.” —John Ruskin

“The cause of all sins in every case lies in the person’s excessive love of self.” —Plato, Laws

“The greatest treasure you can leave your children is a sense of modesty and the advice to follow virtuous persons.” —Theognis

“These possessions of a simpleton being the three I choose and cherish: to care, to be fair, to be humble.” —Lao Tzu

Quotations from Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

Organized Alphabetically

“Be a lion before men and a lamb before God.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Humility is an honest appraisal of human nature.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“Humility is knowing your place.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“Humility is neither sentimental nor self-effacing—it is only factual.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“Humility is not a form of spiritual pride.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“Humility is not a perverted form of high self-esteem.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“Humility is not equal to humiliation.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“Humility is not humiliating.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“Humility is not self-downing. Humility is not low self-esteem.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“Humility is the natural consequence of understanding self.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“Humility is the result of comparing self with God.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“Humility is understanding the limits of human nature.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“If you must be something, then be empty and weak so you are meek.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

Quotations from Scripture

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” —Psalms 51:17

“Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.” —Proverbs 3:34

“Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.” —Proverbs 18:12

“Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.” —John 2:28

“For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.” —I Peter 2:20

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