Humility is the robe of divinity: for when God the Word became incarnate He put on humility and thereby communicated with us by means of our human body. Accordingly, everyone who is truly clothed in humility will resemble Him who descended from the height, hiding the radiance of His greatness and covering up His glory by means of His low estate.
Humility, even without ascetic labors, expiates many sins. Ascetic labors that are not accompanied by humility however, are not only of no benefit, but they actually bring upon us much harm.
-St Isaac the Syrian