• True humility is a Christian grace and one of the fruits of the Spirit, originating in a deep consciousness of sin past and present, and leading us to discover our nothingness in the view of God, our insufficiency for any thing that is good, and prompting us, as we feel our infirmities, to strive after higher and yet higher attainments.

    "Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers". Dictionary by Gilbert, Josiah Hotchkiss, p. 329, 1895.