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Humility Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Humility.

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

Related topics: Inspirational Values

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philanthropic humility is necessary if a giver is to do more good than harm,
but it is not sufficient - philanthropic prudence is also needed.
- Marvin Olasky

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

The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have
the humility of the poor,
and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.
- Saadi

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

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

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

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

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

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 attentive patience.
- Simone Weil

Without humility there can be no humanity.
- John Buchan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion.
He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a
domestic policy that is cynical,
myopic and cruel.
- Joe Klein

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

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 the solid foundation of all virtues.
- Kong Fu Zi

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

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

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

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

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

True humility is contentment.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Humility is the gateway into the grace and the favor of God.
- Harold Warner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no disease more conducive to clinical humility
than aneurysm of the aorta.
- William Osler


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