65 Unworthy Quotes On Success In Life

These unworthy quotes will inspire you. Unworthy is lacking in excellence or value or not deserving effort, attention, or respect.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging unworthy quotes, unworthy sayings, and unworthy proverbs.

Best Unworthy Quotes

  1. “The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  2. “When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.” ~ Confucius
  3. “I desire the love of God not because I am worthy, but because I am unworthy.” ~ Walter Hilton
  4. “Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they’ve stolen.” ~ Mort Sahl
  5. “You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious.” ~ Joel Osteen

  6. “The worst effect of sin is within and is manifest not in poverty, and pain, and bodily defacement, but in the discrowned faculties, the unworthy love, the low ideal, the brutalized and enslaved spirit.” ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  7. “Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  8. “Grace means undeserved kindness. It is the gift of God to man the moment he sees he is unworthy of God’s favor.” ~ Dwight L. Moody
  9. “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  10. “The woman who cannot tell a lie in defense of her husband, is unworthy of the name of wife.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  11. “The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.” ~ John Dewey
  12. “Dear to us are those who love us… but dearer are those who reject us as unworthy, for they add another life; they build a heaven before us whereof we had not dreamed, and thereby supply to us new powers out of the recesses of the spirit, and urge us to new and unattempted performances.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. “It takes talent to please the people in a sermon by a flowery style, a cheerful ethic, brilliant sallies and lively descriptions; but such a talent is inadequate. A better sort of talent neglects these extraneous ornaments, unworthy to be used in the service of the Gospel: such a preacher’s sermon will be simple, strong and Christian.” ~ Jean de la Bruyere
  14. “I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.” ~ Edith Sitwell
  15. “I feel like when I was an adolescent, and felt so unworthy of love and so empty, I moved outside of myself.” ~ Jane Fonda

  16. “I felt unworthy to play Jesus. I just accepted the responsibility and said, ‘What actor wouldn’t want to play this role?'” ~ Jim Caviezel
  17. “I’m not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson
  18. “If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  19. “Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  20. “Feeling unworthy is like putting a huge obstacle into the God force, into the life force which is everywhere.” ~ Wayne Dyer , Feeling unworthy quotes
  21. “I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.” ~ Elizabeth I

  22. “He who wishes to put on the yellow dress without having cleansed himself from sin, who disregards temperance and truth, is unworthy of the yellow dress.” ~ Max Muller
  23. “We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.” ~ Barack Obama
  24. “Scorn also to depress thy competitor by any dishonest or unworthy method; strive to raise thyself above him only by excelling him; so shall thy contest for superiority be crowned with honour, if not with success.” ~ Akhenaton
  25. “It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief – the other contempt.” ~ Plutarch

  26. “Self-judgment continues to arise – it’s a strong habit – but the fact that I made a conscious commitment to recognize it has helped me stop feeding the story of being unworthy.” ~ Tara Brach
  27. “I’m not so proud to think that anything is unworthy, and I don’t think I was that way 10 years ago.” ~ Thomas Haden Church
  28. “He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  29. “The criminal law needs to be improved to meet new forms of crime, but to denounce financial devices which are useful and legitimate because use is made of them for fraud, is ridiculous and unworthy of the age in which we live.” ~ William Graham Sumner
  30. “Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses.” ~ Russell Baker

  31. “I call God to witness that as a private person I have done nothing unbeseeming an honest man, nor, as I bear the place of a public man, have I done anything unworthy of my place.” ~ Francis Walsingham
  32. “But he is unworthy the name of a minister of the gospel of peace, who is unwilling, not only to have his name cast out as evil, but also to die for the truths of the Lord Jesus.” ~ George Whitefield
  33. “It is unworthy of excellent men to lose hours like slaves in the labor of calculation which could be relegated to anyone else if machines were used.” ~ Gottfried Leibniz
  34. “If one keeps loving faithfully what is really worth loving, and does not waste one’s love on insignificant and unworthy and meaningless things, one will get more light by and by and grow stronger.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh , Unworthy quotes love
  35. “There is no revenge like oblivion, for it is the entombment of the unworthy in the dust of their own nothingness.” ~ Baltasar Gracian

  36. “Lack of self-worth is the fundamental source of all emotional pain. A feeling of insecurity, unworthiness and lack of valueis the core experience of powerlessness.” ~ Gary Zukav
  37. “A religion that costs nothing is worth nothing. A cheap Christianity, without a cross, will prove in the end a useless Christianity, without a crown.” ~ J. C. Ryle
  38. “Every form of causeless self-doubt, every feeling of inferiority and secret unworthiness is, in fact, man’s hidden dread of his inability to deal with existence.” ~ John Galt
  39. “Perhaps we just need little reminders from time to time that we are already dignified, deserving, worthy. Sometimes we don’t feel that way because of the wounds and the scars we carry from the past or because of the uncertainty of the future. It is doubtful that we came to feel undeserving on our own. We were helped to feel unworthy. We were taught it in a thousand ways when we were little, and we learned our lessons well.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
  40. “There’s no doubt we were unworthy, but we were never worthless. Big difference.” ~ Louie Giglio

  41. “The Christian religion, [Pascal] claims, teaches two truths: that there is a God who men are capable of knowing, and that there is an element of corruption in men that renders them unworthy of God. Knowledge of God without knowledge of man’s wretchedness begets pride, and knowledge of man’s wretchedness without knowledge of God begets despair, but knowledge of Jesus Christ furnishes man knowledge of both simultaneously.” ~ William Lane Craig
  42. “The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.” ~ Edmund Burke
  43. “If anyone feels offended by my words, I would respond that I speak them with affection and with the best of intentions, quite apart from any personal interest or political ideology. My words are not those of a foe or an opponent. I am interested only in helping those who are in thrall to an individualistic, indifferent and self-centred mentality to be freed from those unworthy chains and to attain a way of living and thinking which is more humane, noble and fruitful, and which will bring dignity to their presence on this earth.” ~ Pope Francis
  44. “The bad man is the man who no matter how good he has been is beginning to deteriorate, to grow less good. The good man is the man who no matter how morally unworthy he has been is moving to become better. Such a conception makes one severe in judging himself and humane in judging others.” ~ John Dewey
  45. “The truth is that there are no things for which men will make such herculean efforts as the things of which they know they are unworthy.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

  46. “Declare war on passivity. Hush the inner voice that insists you’re over the hill, past your prime, unworthy of attaining those dreams. Disbelief is now the enemy, as is the notion of settling. Get hungry- hyena hungry. Get fired up. Find your backbone, and your wings. Flap ’em. It’s the only way you’ll be able to fly.” ~ J. C. Hutchins
  47. “The Christian church is a society of sinners. It is the only society in the world membership in which is based upon the single qualification that the candidate shall be unworthy of membership.” ~ Charles Clayton Morrison
  48. “the system which admits the unworthy to the vote provided they are men, and shuts out the worthy provided they are women, is so unjust and illogical that its perpetuation is a sad reflection upon American thinking.” ~ Carrie Chapman Catt
  49. “If when I am able to discover something which has baffled others, I forget Him who revealeth the deep and secret things, and knoweth what is in the darkness and showeth it to us; if I forget that it was He who granted that ray of light to His most unworthy servant, then I know nothing of Calvary love.” ~ Amy Carmichael
  50. “I have found that by trusting people until they prove themselves unworthy of that trust, a lot more happens.” ~ Jim Burke

  51. “The worst effect of party is its tendency to generate narrow, false, and illiberal prejudices, by teaching the adherents of one party to regard those that belong to an opposing party as unworthy of confidence.” ~ Dorothea Brande
  52. “There are in fact four very significant stumbling blocks in the way of grasping the truth, which hinder every man however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to wisdom, namely, the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge.” ~ Roger Bacon
  53. “The purpose of marriage is not to have pleasure and to be idle but to procreate and bring up children, to support a household. This, of course, is a huge burden full of great cares and toils. But you have been created by God to be a husband or a wife and that you may learn to bear these troubles.” ~ Martin Luther
  54. “The writer – more especially the novelist – who has not, at one moment or another, considered his publisher unworthy of him, has still to be conceived.” ~ Storm Jameson
  55. “Nothing twists and deforms the soul more than a low or unworthy conception of God” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

  56. “Surely, if life is good, it is good throughout its substance; we cannot separate men’s activities from women’s and say, these are worthy of praise and these unworthy.” ~ Winifred Holtby
  57. “Real merit requires as much labor, to be placed in a true light, as humbug to be elevated to an unworthy eminence; only the success of the false is temporary, that of the true, immortal.” ~ Francis Alexander Durivage
  58. “The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him. The heaviest obligation lying upon the Christian Church today is to purify and elevate her concept of God until it is once more worthy of Him.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  59. “The basic trouble with the church today is her unworthy concept of God… Our religion is weak because our God is weak… Christianity at any given time is strong or weak depending on her concept of God.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  60. “To take a dislike to a young man, only because he appeared to be of a different disposition from himself, was unworthy the real liberality of mind” ~ Jane Austen

  61. “In the last few decades, mankind has sinned terribly against the law of natural selection. We haven’t just maintained life unworthy of life, we have even allowed it to multiply.” ~ David Klinghoffer
  62. “You are holy, great and mighty, the moon and the stars DECLARE who You are…I’m so unworthy, but still You love me, forever my heart will sing of how great You are!” ~ Phil Wickham
  63. “Much of our adult morality, in books and out of them, has a stuffiness unworthy of childhood. Our grown-up conclusions often rest on perilously soft bottom.” ~ E. B. White

  64. “If we want to be able to move through the difficult disappointments, the hurt feelings, and the heartbreaks that are inevitable in a fully lived life, we can’t equate defeat with being unworthy of love, belonging and joy. If we do, we’ll never show up and try again.” ~ Brené Brown
  65. “We cannot say this or that trouble shall not befall, yet we may, by help of the Spirit, say, nothing that doth befall shall make me do that which is unworthy of a Christian.” ~ Richard Sibbes

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