Humble Quotes

Never be proud but show humility towards others, true wisdom lies in being humble.

Shri Radhe Maa

He who hates himself is not humble.

Emil Cioran

If we're an arrogant nation, they'll resent us; if we're a humble nation, but strong, they'll welcome us.

George Walker Bush

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

It is always the humble man who talks too much; the proud man watches himself too closely.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn, The humble sheep a threatning horn: While the Lily white shall in love delight, Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.

William Blake

I think the true gardener is a lover of his flowers, not a critic of them. I think the true gardener is the reverent servant of Nature, not her truculent, wife-beating master. I think the true gardener, the older he grows, should more and more develop a humble, grateful and uncertain spirit.

Reginald Farrer

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know, can any work be humble or disgusting? Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder, the means by which we are translated?

Henry David Thoreau

All politicians are humble, and seldom let you forget it. They go around the country boasting about their humility. They are proud of their humility. Many are downright arrogant about their humility and insist that it qualifies them to be President.

Russell Baker

In the face of unjust criticism we can become bitter or better; upset or understanding; hostile or humble; furious or forgiving.

William Arthur Ward

To character and success, two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together... humble dependence on God and manly reliance on self.

William Wordsworth

The wines that one remembers best are not necessarily the finest that one has tasted, and the highest quality may fail to delight so much as some far more humble beverage drunk in more favorable surroundings.

H. Warner Allen

Many a time I have seen my mother leap up from the dinner table to engage the swarming flies with an improvised punkah, and heard her rejoice and give humble thanks simultaneously that Baltimore was not the sinkhole that Washington was.

H.L. Mencken

No education can be of true advantage to young women but that which trains them up in humble industry, in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress.

William Law

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

Benjamin Franklin

It is my humble prayer that I may be of some use in my day and generation

Hosea Ballou

Machines with interchangeable parts can now be constructed with great economy of effort. In spite of much complexity, they perform reliably. Witness the humble typewriter, or the movie camera, or the automobile.

Vannevar Bush

Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough.

St. Francis of Assisi

Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.

John Madden

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual

Galileo Galilei

He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there's another dog.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, does not consider glory and fame to be of great account unless they are achieved through having my subjects respect Dhamma and practice Dhamma, both now and in the future. For this alone does Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, desire glory and fame. And whatever efforts Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, is making, all of that is only for the welfare of the people in the next world, and that they will have little evil. And being without merit is evil. This is difficult for either a humble person or a great person to do except with great effort, and by giving up other interests. In fact, it may be even more difficult for a great person to do.

Ashoka the Great

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.

Joseph Addison

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Galileo Galilei

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