A Quote by Theodore C. Speers, D.D. on generations, history, humility, leadership, men, men and women, needs, people, power, religion, soul, truth, wisdom, and women

The gates of wisdom and truth are forever closed to those who are wise in their own conceits; they have always opened before the expectancy of the humble and the teachable. The great need of the religious soul is the capacity to be receptive. It is a matter of record that no generation of religious people throughout history has ever been lacking in the fellowship and leadership of men and women of rare intellectual power.

Theodore C. Speers

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A Quote by Stephen L. Richards on blessings, brothers, contentment, courage, earth, egotism, faith, friendship, god, humanity, humility, ideas, peace, purpose, relatives, reward, satisfaction, service, spirit, spirituality, and work

I give to my friends the assurance that if they will recast their ideas and attitudes about the relative importance of the spiritual to the material, and bring themselves to participate in the mighty cause of establishing God's kingdom in the earth, they will find a satisfaction, a sureness of purpose, a peace and contentment, surpassing anything they have ever known. They will not be ashamed to say to themselves and to their fellows that God and his work come first. When they can develop the faith and the courage to make this acknowledgment, self-sufficiency and egotism will be replaced by humility of spirit. The brotherhood of man will become real to them. Their service will be ennobled, and they will lay the foundation for the attainment of the highest rewards and blessings vouchsafed to humanity.

Stephen L. Richards (1879 - 1959)

Source: Ensign, November 1952, p. 102.

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A Quote by Spencer W. Kimball on beginning, humility, losing, and pride

When one becomes conscious of his great humility, he has already lost it. When one begins boasting of his humility, it has already become pride-the antithesis of humility.

Spencer W. Kimball (1895 - 1985)

Source: Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p.232-233

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A Quote by Sir William Temple on freedom, gifts, humility, people, and thinking

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.

Sir William Temple (1881 - 1944)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on duty, friendship, gratitude, humility, life, sharing, society, success, and path

If you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life - if you cannot look back to those whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection, still it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty; for your active excretions are due not only to society; but in humble gratitude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to save yourself and others.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on humility and life

Life is a long lesson in humility.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: Little Minister

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A Quote by Sir John Buchan on humanity and humility

Without humility there can be no humanity.

Sir John Buchan (1875 - 1940)

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on coaching, devil, humility, and pride

He saw a cottage with a double coach-house, A cottage of gentility; And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin Is pride that apes humility.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: Dejection: an Ode (See Southey)

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A Quote by Samuel Jones Tillden on difficulty, humility, leadership, liberty, spirit, strength, success, and unity

It is said that it is far more difficult to hold and maintain  leadership (liberty) than it is to attain it. Success is a ruthless competitor for it flatters and nourishes our weaknesses and lulls us into complacency. We bask in the sunshine of accomplishment and lose the spirit of humility which helps us visualize all the factors which have contributed to our success. We are apt to forget that we are only one of a team, that in unity there is strength and that we are strong only as long as each unit in our organization functions with precision.

Samuel Jones Tillden (1814 - 1886)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on crime, desires, despair, god, hope, humility, and life

We took tea, by Boswell's desire; and I eat one bun, I think, that I might not be seen to fast ostentatiously. When I find that so much of my life has stolen unprofitably away, and that I can descry by retrospection scarcely a few single days properly and vigorously employed, why do I yet try to resolve again? I try, because reformation is necessary and despair is criminal. I try, in humble hope of the help of God.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Prayers and Meditations

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