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Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
by Rick Warren

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Inspirational Christian Religion Service Purpose Life-Purpose

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

If God only used perfect people, nothing would get done.
God will use anybody if you're available.
- Rick Warren

You never know God is all you need until God is all you have.
- Rick Warren

 

If you're alive, there's a purpose for your life.
- Rick Warren

God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable,
he will wear you out.
The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this:
'Use me.'
- Rick Warren

And you know, when you've experienced grace and you
feel like you've been forgiven,
you're a lot more forgiving of other people.
You're a lot more gracious to others.
- Rick Warren

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We're a nation of laws, but the good thing about America,
is that laws reside in the people and people can change the laws.
- Rick Warren

Faithful servants never retire.
You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God.
- Rick Warren

There are illegitimate parents, but I don't believe
there are any illegitimate children.
- Rick Warren

You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that,
life will never make sense.
- Rick Warren

During the next 90 days, people are going to be more
open to the Gospel than in years.
It is God's responsibility to make people receptive;
it is our responsibility to sow the seed.
- Rick Warren

The only way you can serve God is by serving other people.
- Rick Warren

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is 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 generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

I feel coming on a strange disease - humility.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance
and hypocritical humility.
I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program
winning the world chess championship.
Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
- Richard Dawkins

Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
- Richard J. Daley

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.
It is often only carelessness of opinion,
and sometimes an indirect boast.
- Jane Austen

The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull.
He therefore approaches his task with full humility,
and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Pride works frequently under a dense mask,
and will often assume the garb of humility.
- Adam Clarke

Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
- Steven Tyler

If I had any humility I would be perfect.
- Ted Turner

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.
- Thomas Moore

I really have a great deal of humility in that department,
and a great deal of respect for people who spend their
lives learning how to make these amazing preparations.
- Ted Allen

Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
- Jonathan Swift

One thing that golf teaches you is humility.
- Robert Wagner

Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence.
Join me in my desire for a greater self.
Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man.
- Bryant H. McGill

It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments
to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable
civil and religious blessings with which we are favored.
- James K. Polk

Obedience to the word in humility of mind never confuses.
- John Nelson Darby

In such a state, humility is the virtue of men,
and their only defense; to walk humbly with God,
never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good,
and that His law is right.
- Paul Elmer More

Knowledge is power.
Information is power.
The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information
may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.
- Robin Morgan

Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives
respect and not just fear or hatred.
- Yousef Munayyer

To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities:
confidence and humility.
- Timothy Radcliffe

With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility,
a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding
of the depths of our ignorance;
and that is always conducive to humility and reverence.
- Robert Millikan

A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can
be cured only by the honesty of humility.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.
- Ted Turner

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
- Kong Fu Zi

The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
- Joseph Addison

O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all,
Unless he first will learn humility.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Humility is not cowardice.
Meekness is not weakness.
Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.
- Swami Sivananda

If we learn not humility, we learn nothing.
- John Jewel

The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue
of humility in the domain of thought.
- Simone Weil

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.
- Max Beerbohm

The principles of living greatly include the capacity
to face trouble with courage,
disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
- Thomas S. Monson

True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.
- Bryant H. McGill

It was pride that changed angels into devils;
it is humility that makes men as angels.
- Saint Augustine

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is
nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
- Simone Weil

Judge yourself; if you do that you will not be judged by God,
as St.
Paul says.
But it must be a real sense of your own sinfulness,
not an artificial humility.
- Johannes Tauler

I beg the Most High to allow me the favour of the double reward,
but if God only finds me worthy of one reward,
I will accept it in all humility.
- King Hassan II

The best loved by God are those that are rich,
yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are
poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.
- Saadi

A disease and its treatment can be a series of humiliations,
a chisel for humility.
- Laurel Lee

Fairest and best adorned is she Whose clothing is humility.
- James Montgomery

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.
- Saint Augustine

The greatest friend of truth is Time,
her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is
just the ability or the willingness to learn.
- Charlie Sheen

There is no disease more conducive to clinical humility
than aneurysm of the aorta.
- William Osler

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.
- Thomas Merton

True humility is contentment.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Humility is a necessary veil to all other graces.
- William Gurnall

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare
our minds for all the possible changes of life.
- George Arliss

Humility must always be the portion of any man
who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers
and the sacrifices of his friends.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It's all about humanity, humility, and integrity.
- Debra Wilson

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.
- Charles Spurgeon


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