What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Humility


     The shortcomings of those who watch over themselves are the custodians of their righteousness and are permitted by God so that their transgressions and failings should be a cause of humility. This humility protects the labor of great men, not only by preserving them from pride, but also by humbling them with the recollection of their failings; in this manner they also receive a greater recompense.
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                  St. Isaac the Syrian
                                                                  "Ascetical Homilies" (Homily Fifty-Seven)