Humility Quotes



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A man may do an immense deal of good, if he does not care who gets the credit for it. ~Father Strickland

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. ~Benjamin Franklin

A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility. ~Lawrence G. Lovasik

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish. ~David Mallet

An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition. ~Anna Kendrick

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own. ~Margaret Mead

Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought. ~Dwight Morrow

Assuredly, Loving Souls, you should go to God with all humility and respect, humbling yourselves in His presence, especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins. ~Alphonsus Liguori

Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying. ~Johannes Tauler

Blushing is the color of virtue. ~Diogenes

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But when one believes that you've been appointed by God for a particular mission in history, you have to be very careful about that, how you speak about that. Where is the self-reflection in that? Where is the humility in that? ~Jim Wallis

Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation. ~Saint Augustine

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. ~Saint Augustine

Don't look for more honor than your learning merits. ~Jewish Proverb

Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave. ~Wilson Mizner

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. ~Frank Leahy

Fairest and best adorned is she Whose clothing is humility. ~James Montgomery

Few are humble, for it takes a self-esteem few possess. ~Robert Brault

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale. ~Adlai Stevenson

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Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience. ~Eric Hoffer

He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. ~George Eliot

Humble is such a lonely word. ~KakSri

Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire. ~William Penn

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all. ~William Temple

Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred. ~Yousef Munayyer

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests. ~Max Beerbohm

Humility is attentive patience. ~Simone Weil

Humility is no substitute for a good personality. ~Fran Lebowitz

Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers. ~Swami Sivananda

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Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less. ~Rick Warren

Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new. ~Steven Tyler

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. ~Saint Augustine

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self. ~Charles Spurgeon

Humility is truth. ~Desiderius Erasmus

Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Humility was an important part of the way I grew up. And I found that to be less common when I moved to California. That's not to say humble people don't exist there, but ambition seems really important. ~Anna Kendrick

I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility. ~John Ruskin

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring. ~James McNeill Whistler

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps. ~Mahatma Gandhi

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I feel coming on a strange disease - humility. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

I pray for humility, honestly, because it's very easy to be caught up in this world. ~Katy Perry

I really have a great deal of humility in that department, and a great deal of respect for people who spend their lives learning how to make these amazing preparations. ~Ted Allen

If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings. ~Welsh Proverb

If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect. ~Ted Turner

If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail. ~Francis Quarles

In all that surrounds him the egotist sees only the frame of his own portrait. ~J. Petit-Senn

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention. ~Simone Weil

It ain't the heat, it's the humility. ~Yogi Berra

It is always the secure who are humble. ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. ~Author Unknown

It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles. ~Niccolo Machiavelli

It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. ~Andrew J. Holmes

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. ~Saint Augustine

It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say "I don't know." ~W. Somerset Maugham

It's all about humanity, humility, and integrity. ~Debra Wilson

Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man. ~Bryant H. McGill

Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility. ~

Life is a long lesson in humility. ~James M. Barrie

Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with. ~Peter Marshall

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Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow. ~Jack Kerouac

Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. ~Oliver Herford

Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others. ~William Hazlitt

Modesty: The art of encouraging people to find out for themselves how wonderful you are. ~Source Unknown

Most of us retain enough of the theological attitude to think that we are little gods. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight. ~Milan Kundera

Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected. ~William Safire

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves. ~Benjamin Whichcote

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast. ~Jane Austen

O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility. ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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One learns to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause. ~Robert Brault

People that put themselves above others will fall longer and harder. ~Gina Lindley

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility. ~Richard Dawkins

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. ~Thomas Merton

Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak. ~Thomas Fuller

Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought. ~Simone Weil

Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain; here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility. ~Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace. ~George Santayana

Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom. ~William Penn

So much about living life, to me, is about humility and gratitude. And I've tried very hard to have those qualities and be that person and I'm just so disappointed in myself that I allowed it to slip. ~Katherine Heigl

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Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. ~Barry Switzer

Swallow your pride occasionally, it's non-fattening! ~Author Unknown

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. ~Alice Walker

The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich. ~Saadi

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do. ~John Ruskin

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility. ~Charles Caleb Colton

The job is to ask questions-it always was-and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility. ~Arthur Miller

The man who thinks he can live without others is mistaken; the one who thinks others can't live without him is even more deluded. ~Hasidic Saying

The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation. ~Abu Bakr

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The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. ~Thomas S. Monson

The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it. ~Mignon McLaughlin

The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune. ~Joseph Addison

There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us. ~Laurence J. Peter

There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility. ~Abu Bakr

There is no respect for others without humility in one's self. ~Henri Frederic Amiel

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart. ~Saint Augustine

To have a thing is little, if you're not allowed to show it, to know a thing, is nothing unless others know you know it. ~Charles Neaves

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~Malcolm S. Forbes

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Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked - but it's immensely important to find them in your closest relationships. ~Laura Linney

True humility is contentment. ~Henri Frederic Amiel

True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility. ~Bryant H. McGill

True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes. ~Edward Frederick Halifax

Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn. ~Charlie Sheen

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Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride. ~Jonathan Swift

Wash out your ego every once in a while, as cleanliness is next to godliness not just in body but in humility as well. ~Terri Guillemets

We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glowworm. ~Winston Churchill

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. ~Rabindranath Tagore

We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all. ~Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

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Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one. ~Lord Chesterfield

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. ~Abraham Lincoln

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left. ~Oscar Levant

When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it. ~Bernard Baily

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When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high. ~Mary H. Waldrip

With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions. ~Bodhidharma

You shouldn't gloat about anything you've done; you ought to keep going and find something better to do. ~David Packard





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