Quotes about Selflessness


A selfless man will be characterized by patience, restraint and an eagerness to do what is best for the object of his affections.


Let us look at our lives in the light of this experience [in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10] and see whether we gladly glory in weakness, whether we take pleasure, as Paul did, in injuries, in necessities, in distresses. Yes, let us ask whether we have learned to regard a reproof, just or unjust, a reproach from friend or enemy, an injury, or trouble, or difficulty into which others bring us, as above all an opportunity of proving how Jesus is all to us, how our own pleasure or honor are nothing, and how humiliation is in very truth what we take pleasure in. It is indeed blessed, the deep happiness of heaven, to be so free from self that whatever is said of us or done to us is lost and swallowed up in the thought that Jesus is all.

Recommended Books

The Four Loves

C.S. Lewis

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy

Tim Keller

Gospel-Powered Humility

William Farley

Humility & Absolute Surrender

Andrew Murray

Humility: True Greatness

C.J. Mahaney

Humility: The Forgotten Virtue

Wayne Mack