Humility

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

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

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“Let humility be your garment in everything.”

Saint Joseph the Hesychast

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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 only thing Christ is asking from us is our humility. The rest is taken care of by His Grace.”

Saint Paisios the Athonite

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“The Lord abides in simple hearts.”

Saint Ambrose of Optina

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“In the hour of Prayer, when our mind wanders to thoughts of bad things, or if these thoughts come without our wanting them, we shouldn’t wage an offensive war against the enemy, because, even if all the lawyers in the world joined together, they wouldn’t make any headway with a little demon. Only through ignoring them can one chase these thoughts away. The same is true for blasphemous thoughts. If you want to grab God’s attention so He’ll hear you during Prayer, turn the dial to humility, for God always works in this frequency; then humbly ask for His mercy.”

Saint Paisios the Athonite

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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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The Elder said to a pilgrim of the Monastery: “To the poor man who asked you to give him bread you did not give, and now you came to do Forty Liturgies to make a display?”

Saint George Karslides

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“Seek God daily. But seek Him in your heart, not outside it. And when you find Him, stand with fear and trembling, like the Cherubim and the Seraphim, for your heart has become a Throne of God. But in order to find God, become humble as dust before the Lord, for the Lord abhors the proud, whereas He visits those that are humble in heart, wherefore He says: ‘To whom will I look, but to him that is meek and humble in heart?'”

Saint Nektarios of Aegina

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“Humility and Love, there you have it. This is everything.”

Saint Paisios the Athonite

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