Humility Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Humility

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Without humility there can be no humanity.
~By John Buchan ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Humility is truth.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


Humility is attentive patience.
~By Simone Weil ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


True humility is contentment.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.
~By Rick Warren ~


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


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

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