Quotes on Humility

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Counsel with The Lord in all Thy Doings

"Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and He will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that He may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning, let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day."

-Alma 37:37-

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"To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it."

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"Let the Twelve be humble, and not be exalted, and beware of pride, and not seek to excel one above another; but act for each other's good, and pray for one another, and honor our brother or make honorable mention of his name, and not backbite and devour our brother."

-Joseph Smith-

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"There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self."

-Hindu Proverb-

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"The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none."

-Carlyle-

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"GRATITUDE is twin sister to humility; PRIDE is foe to both."

-James E. Talmage-

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"And now let the Saints remember that which we have ever taught them, both by precept and example, viz: to beware of an aspiring spirit, which would lift you up one above another."

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"I come to see that the things which men give in the way of honor and respect and office and position are really of little worth. They are not worth what sometimes we feel we have to give in order to obtain them. I come to know that worldly goods are of no consequence whatever, save I have enough to eat, and to drink, and reasonably to wear."

-J. Reuben Clark-

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“Be more concerned with what God thinks about you than what people think about you.”

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"And when mistakes occur, let them become instructive, not destructive"     

Neal A. Maxwell (Ensign, May 1982, p. 39)

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"No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure and good without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the existence of that goodness."   

Phillips Brooks

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Definition of Status: "Buying something you don't need with money you don't have to impress people you don't like."

Dr. Eugene Swearingen, quoted in God's Little Devotional, p. 32

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"Don't ask God for what you think is good; ask Him for what He thinks is good for you." 

Quoted in God's Little Devotional for Graduates, p. 52

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"We are too prone to accept the activities in which we engage as accomplishments of our own, not giving the slightest amount of credit to the One who blessed us with with health, strength, opportunities, inspiration, and the ability to achieve.  We feel that we individually made the accomplishment through our own superior brain power or physical strength. What conceited fools we mortals are!"

Milton R. Hunter, BYU Speeches, Dec. 15, 1964, p. 3

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"When you are offended at anyone's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings.  By attending to them, you will forget your anger and learn to live wisely."    

Marcus Aurelius

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"A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday."                                    

Alexander Pope

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"Beware creating fantasies that make us lonely for the things we don't have and blind us to things we do have."

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"The Lord can do remarkable miracles with a person of ordinary ability who is humble, faithful, and diligent in serving the Lord and seeks to improve himself.  This is because God is the ultimate source of power." 

James E. Faust, Oct. 1995 Conf.   

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"You cannot reach your potential alone.  You need the help of the Lord."

Pres. Hinckley

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"Some of us are inclined to look to the weaknesses and shortcomings of others in order to expand our own comfort zone." 

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