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Humility Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Humility are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Wisdom Self Ego Pride

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

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

 

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 a necessary veil to all other graces.
- William Gurnall

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

Without humility there can be no humanity.
- John Buchan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 attentive patience.
- Simone Weil

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

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

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

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 humility is contentment.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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