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Humility Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Humility

Please enjoy these Humility Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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