humility Quotes

Life is a long lesson in humility.

James M. Barrie

Humility, like darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.

Henry David Thoreau

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self. It is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

I have sounded the very base-string of humility.

William Shakespeare

The grace that makes every grace amiable is humility.

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.

Dwight David Eisenhower

Humility and resignation are our prime virtues.

John Dryden

Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.

John J. McCloy

What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God

Monica Baldwin

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

St. Augustine of Hippo

Humility leads to the highest distinction, because it leads to self-improvement.

Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie

Humility, that low, sweet root, From which all heavenly virtues shoot.

Thomas Moore

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

In our own times, you see, an emperor came to the city of Rome, where theres the temple of an emperor, where theres a fishermans tomb. And so that pious and Christian emperor, wishing to beg for health, for salvation from the Lord, did not proceed to the temple of a proud emperor, but to the tomb of a fisherman, where he could imitate that fisherman in humility, so that he, being thus approached, might then obtain something from the Lord, which a haughty emperor would be quite unable to earn.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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

St. Augustine of Hippo

Humility and full consciousness are inseparable.

Bryant McGill

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

We had our pride shattered, and without humility there can be no humanity.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

They are proud in humility; proud that they are not proud.

Robert Burton

A greedy man will always find himself in the shackles of humility.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

You wish to be great, begin from the least. You are thinking to construct some mighty fabric in height; first think of the foundation of humility. And how great soever a mass of building one may wish and design to place above it, the greater the building is to be, the deeper does he dig his foundation.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Publicly humiliating someone for your own gain will only come and haunt you. Gods going to have his revenge.

Madonna Louise Ciccone

You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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