“The gate of Heaven is very low; only the humble can enter it.”
–St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

“We shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavoring to know God; for, beholding His greatness, we realize our own littleness; His purity shows us our foulness; and by meditating upon His humility we find how very far we are from being humble.”
–St. Teresa of Avila

“Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.”
–St. Augustine

“Humility is one of the most difficult virtues both to attain and to ascertain. It lies close upon the heart itself, and its tests are exceedingly delicate and subtle. Its counterfeits abound.”
–Venerable John Henry Newman

“Humility does not consist in ignorance of truth. If a man is above the average height of men, he cannot help knowing it.”
–Cardinal Henry Edward Manning

“Real excellence and humility are not incompatible one with the other; on the contrary, they are twin sisters.”
–Père Jean-Baptiste Lacordaire, OP

“Jesus invited us to be like Him, humble of heart. But what is humility of the heart? It consists in receiving humiliations from God with a submissive love, in accepting one’s state of life and one’s duties whatever they are, and in not being ashamed of one’s condition.”
–St. Peter Julian Eymard

“Pride makes us forgetful of our eternal interests. It causes us to neglect totally the care of our soul.”
–St. John Baptist de la Salle

“True humility does not make a show of herself or use many humble words; for she desires not only to conceal all other virtues, but most of all to conceal herself.”
–St. Francis de Sales

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