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Humility Quotes

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

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

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

 

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
- Richard J. Daley

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

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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

In such a state, humility is the virtue of men,
and their only defense; to walk humbly with God,
never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good,
and that His law is right.
- Paul Elmer More

Humility is a necessary veil to all other graces.
- William Gurnall

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

Humility is a grace that shines in a high condition but cannot,
equally, in a low one because a person in the latter is already,
perhaps, too much humbled.
- Samuel Richardson

Pride works frequently under a dense mask,
and will often assume the garb of humility.
- Adam Clarke

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

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

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

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

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

Obedience to the word in humility of mind never confuses.
- John Nelson Darby

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

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.
- Thomas Moore

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

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

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

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

Humility is truth.
- Desiderius Erasmus

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

If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die.
Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility.
- Paul Keating

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 competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull.
He therefore approaches his task with full humility,
and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
- Edsger Dijkstra

It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments
to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable
civil and religious blessings with which we are favored.
- James K. Polk

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

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

I beg the Most High to allow me the favour of the double reward,
but if God only finds me worthy of one reward,
I will accept it in all humility.
- King Hassan II

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

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 nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves.
- William Law

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

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

A disease and its treatment can be a series of humiliations,
a chisel for humility.
- Laurel Lee

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

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
- Kong Fu Zi

Humility is attentive patience.
- Simone Weil

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

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

With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility,
a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.
- Oliver Goldsmith

To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities:
confidence and humility.
- Timothy Radcliffe

If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.
- Ted Turner

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

Judge yourself; if you do that you will not be judged by God,
as St.
Paul says.
But it must be a real sense of your own sinfulness,
not an artificial humility.
- Johannes Tauler

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

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

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

There is no gardening without humility.
Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars
to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
- Alfred Austin

If we learn not humility, we learn nothing.
- John Jewel

If I had any humility I would be perfect.
- Ted Turner

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

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

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare
our minds for all the possible changes of life.
- George Arliss

Without humility there can be no humanity.
- John Buchan

One thing that golf teaches you is humility.
- Robert Wagner

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

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

Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding
of the depths of our ignorance;
and that is always conducive to humility and reverence.
- Robert Millikan

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

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

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

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


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