Humility Quotes

Best selected humility quotes by some famous people of their times for you. These quotes about humility will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to. William S. Burroughs
Humility is the ladder to divine understanding. Anonymous
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
The graveyards are full of indispensable men. Charles De Gaulle
A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity. Ruckett
When you are as great as I am it is hard to be humble. Muhammad Ali
Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others. Francois De La Rochefoucauld
The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings. Fulton John Sheen
When we become aware of our humility, we've lost it. Anonymous
If you would have people speak well of you, then do not speak well of yourself. Blaise Pascal
Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights. Henry David Thoreau
Without humility there can be no humanity. John Buchan
With all humility, I think, ''Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.'' Infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing, you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor: you must be living in your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. Rabindranath Tagore
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. John Ruskin
It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment. St. Bernard
Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like one's own. Anonymous
The cross is the invincible sanctuary of the humble. Eli Cass
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was. Muhammad Ali
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. Francis Quarles
A man who is at the top is a man who has the habit of getting to the bottom. Joseph E. Rogers
He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted. Friedrich Nietzsche
Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride, when, in fact, it is a point of equilibrium. The opposite of pride is actually a lack of self esteem. A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and appreciate himself as part of this worlds marvels. Rabino Nilton Bonder
Don't be humble, you're not that great. Golda Meir
The humble and meek are thirsting for blood. Joe Orton
The more humble a man is before God the more he will be exalted; the more humble he is before man, the more he will get rode roughshod. Josh Billings
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious. Baruch Benedict de Spinoza
Too much humility is pride. German Proverb
Humility is no substitute for a good personality. Fran Lebowitz
No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday. Alexander Pope
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. [Philippians 2:3] Bible
Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain. Joe Davis
Before honor is humility. Bible
Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love. Vince Lombardi
Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in. Gustave Flaubert
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 Jay Mccloy
One that does not think to highly of himself is more than he thinks. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
They are proud in humility, proud that they are not proud. Robert Burton
Too humble is half proud. Yiddish Proverb
Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life. George Arliss
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors. Ludwig Van Beethoven
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him. Edgar Watson Howe
The humble are in danger when those in power disagree. Phaedrus
Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows. Helen Nielsen
I confess that altruistic and cynically selfish talk seem to me about equally unreal. With all humility, I think whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor; you must be living with your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. St. Augustine
If you are right, take the humble side -- you will help the other fellow. If you are wrong, take the humble side -- and you will help yourself. Anonymous
Painful for a person is rebellious independence, only in loving companionship with his associates does a person feel safe: Only in reverently bowing down before the higher does a person feel exalted. Thomas Carlyle
Only those who feel little in the eyes of God, can hope to be mighty in the eyes of men. Ernest Moritz Arndt

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