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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.
~By King Hassan II ~


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.
~By Saint Augustine ~


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


True humility is contentment.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


It's wonderful to be back. Back among the mountains that remind us of our vulnerability, our ultimate lack of control over the world we live in. Mountains that demand humility, and yield so much peace in return.
~By Alex Lowe ~


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


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.
~By Jack Kerouac ~


It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
~By 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.
~By Paul Elmer More ~


Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.
~By Margaret Halsey ~


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


I've done my best to work from a place of humility - always looking over your shoulder saying, "Does this suck?" and I think that's a good way to work. The other way to work is where you start to think, "I'm on fire, I'm amazing!" and I don't think that's the way to work.
~By David O. Russell ~


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


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


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


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


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


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.
~By Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


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


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.
~By Alphonsus Liguori ~


It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
~By Dee Hock ~


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.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


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.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


One thing that golf teaches you is humility.
~By Robert Wagner ~


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


Humility is truth.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


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


We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds, so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori.
~By Carl Friedrich Gauss ~


Making people laugh is magic. I feel like if you have humility, then you can do anything in comedy.
~By Amanda Seyfried ~


There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
~By Arthur Helps ~


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


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.
~By Paul Keating ~


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.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


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.
~By Milan Kundera ~


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


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


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


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


When someone saves your life and gives you life, there's gratitude, humility; there's a time you've been so blessed you realize you've been given another chance at life that maybe you did or didn't deserve.
~By Pat Summerall ~


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.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


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


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.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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.
~By John Ruskin ~


The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
~By 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.
~By Arthur Miller ~


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.
~By Saadi ~


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.
~By Joe Klein ~


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


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.
~By Saadi ~


Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order.
~By Xun Zi ~


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


Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


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?
~By 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.
~By Saint Augustine ~


A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


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


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


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


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


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.
~By Ted Allen ~


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


Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
~By Richard J. Daley ~


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


If I had any humility I would be perfect.
~By Ted Turner ~


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


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


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.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


If we learn not humility, we learn nothing.
~By John Jewel ~


True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.
~By Ralph W. Sockman ~


The word majesty was now dropped; but, with the deepest respect and humility, I was addressed as the count. What could I do? I accepted the title, and from that moment I was known as Count Peter.
~By Adelbert von Chamisso ~


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


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


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


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


Too many people in government seem to think they are above regular folks, and I said I would expect humility in the way each member of my team served- that they would recognize that the taxpayer is boss.
~By Mark Sanford ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Francis Quarles ~


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


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


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


There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.
~By Edward Hopper ~


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


What you're doing is putting into professional play the way that you relate to other people, the way that you analyze and relate to a written text, the way that you would persuade anybody to do anything. It has to do with listening, with humility and a sense of yourself.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.
~By James K. Polk ~

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