June 14, 2006

Leading With Humility

capTrue humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit; it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us.”—Tryon Edwards
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”—Apostle John (1 John 4:7, 8, NIV)
“Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.”—François La Rochefoucauld
“If thou wouldst find much favor and peace with God and man, be very low in thine own eyes; forgive thyself little, and others much.”—Robert Leighton
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”—Nelson Mandela
“Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself.”—Blaise Pascal
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!”—Apostle Paul (Phil. 2:5-8, NIV)
“Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.”—Alexander Pope
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, . . . but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”—Theodore Roosevelt
“Leaders are already swinging the broom while others are still pointing at the dirt.”—John Ben Shepperd
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to look for it.”—Henry David Thoreau
“The path of men [and women] who are placed as leaders is not an easy one. But they are to see in every difficulty a call to prayer. Never are they to fail of consulting the great Source of all wisdom.”—Ellen G. White (Prophets and Kings, p. 31)