When pride comes, then comes disgrace;
but wisdom is with the humble.
"In Paradise there are many Saints who never gave alms on earth: their poverty justified them. There are many Saints who never mortified their bodies by fasting or wearing hair shirts: their bodily infirmities excused them. There are many Saints too who were not virgins: their vocation was otherwise. But in Paradise there is no Saint who was not humble."
Below are a few more gems of wisdom contained in Humility of Heart. Fr. Cajetan da Bergamo has assembled in this incomparable Catholic classic every conceivable motive for us to practice the virtue of humility.
"It is only by the measure of thy humility that thou canst hope to please God and save thyself, because it is certain that God ‘will save the humble of spirit.'" (Ps. 33:19—Page 60).
"As paradise is only for the humble, therefore in paradise every one will have more or less glory according to his degree of humility." (Page 75).
"Humility generates confidence, and God never refuses His grace to those who come to Him with humility and trust." (Page 93).
"Lord, reveal me to myself."
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.