Humility

“Complete trust in God, that is what holy humility is.”

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

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“I saw the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning, “What can get through from such snares?” Then I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Humility’.”

Saint Anthony the Great

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“Humility consists, not in condemning our conscience, but in recognising God’s Grace and compassion.”

Saint Mark the Ascetic

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“The natural property of the lemon tree is such that it lifts its branches upwards when it has no fruit, but the more the branches bend down the more fruit they bear. Those who have the mind to understand will grasp the meaning of this.”

Saint John of Kronstadt

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“Humility is the chariot by which we ascend to God.”

Saint Gregory Palamas

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“God gives us His Grace when we are humble”

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

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“Some suffer much from poverty and sickness, but are not humbled, and so they suffer without profit. But one who is humbled will be happy in all circumstances, because the Lord is his riches and joy, and all people will wonder at the beauty of his Soul.”

Saint Silouan the Athonite

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“The Lord abides in simple hearts.”

Saint Ambrose of Optina

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“When you get to humble yourself, all will seem Saints to you. But when you are full of yourself, they all seem evil.”

Saint Joseph the Hesychast

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“When pride retreats from a man, humility begins to dwell in him, and the more pride is diminished, so much more does humility grow. The one gives way to the other as its opposite. Darkness departs and light appears. Pride is darkness, but humility is light.”

Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk

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“When God sees that we are proud and arrogant, He allows for the presence of temptations in our life. He will take them away from us, only when He sees that we humble ourselves.”

Saint Paisios the Athonite

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“If a Soul remains in humility, then the Lord enlightens it more and more.”

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

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“Where there is God, there is no evil. Everything coming from God is peaceful, healthy and leads a person to the judgement of his own imperfections and humility.”

Saint Seraphim of Sarov

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