Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.— John Wooden
Remarkable Humble Man quotations
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.
Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give.
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.
A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God;
of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom; and that it is by God's power that he is upheld and provided for, and that he needs God's wisdom to lead and guide him, and His might to enable him to do what he ought to do for Him.
God has surely promised His grace to the humbled: that is, to those who mourn over and despair of themselves. But a man cannot be thoroughly humbled till he realizes that his salvation is utterly beyond his own powers, counsels, efforts, will and works, and depends absolutely on the will, counsel, pleasure and work of Another -- God alone.
Mr. Lincoln was not only a great President, but a great man - too great to be small in anything. In his company I was never in any way reminded of my humble origin, or of my unpopular color.
A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.
Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.
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.
And I hope that five years and 10 years from now, I'll be a better man, a more mature man, a wiser man, a more humble man and a more spirited man to serve the good of my people and the good of humanity.
Be a leader by example. Be confident and humble. Love the unloved.
In life I learned that you should not brag, until you've done it And even worse than that.. Could you do it again?? That's why I'm always humble, humbleness is a brave man's obligation, since he knows what it takes to accomplish a great deed
A poor but humble man who gives nothing to charity is preferrable to a rich but haughty man who does.
It is my right to be uncommon. For I do not choose to be a common man, If I can, I seek opportunity. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the government look after me. I choose to take the calculated risk, to dream, to build, to fail or succeed. I choose not to barter incentive for a dole, I prefer the challenges of life to a guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the state calm of Utopia. I will not trade my freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Perk, from the minute you got here... I hated you before you got here... But the moment you got here, man, you just changed my whole perception of you. Just one of the best teammates I ever had. I just thank you so much. The late night calls after tough games, you texting me, telling me I'm the MVP. That means a lot to me, man. Thank you.
I couldn't get any jobs, and when that happens, you get so humble it's disgusting. I didn't feel like a man anymore -- I felt really creepy. I was bumping into walls and saying, Excuse me.
A humble man who lives a spiritual life, when he reads the Holy Scriptures, while relate all things to himself and not to others.
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.
What man, if he were God, would humble himself to lie in the feedbox of a donkey or to hang upon a cross?
The grace of God exalts a man without inflating him, and humbles a man without debasing him.
A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing.
The humble man makes room for progress; the proud man believes he is already there.
The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
It take a certain type of man to teach, to be far from hood but to understand the streets.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
Humility collects the soul into a single point by the power of silence.
A truly humble man has no desire to be known or admired by others, but wishes to plunge from himself into himself, to become nothing, as if he had never been born. When he is completely hidden to himself in himself, he is completely with God
Fellow-Christians, do let us study the Bible portrait of the humble man.
And let us ask our brethren, and ask the world, whether they recognize in us the likeness to the original.
To see a man humble under prosperity is one of the greatest rarities in the world.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
That man is truly humble who neither claims any personal merit in the sight of God, nor proudly despises brethren, or aims at being thought superior to them, but reckons it enough that he is one of the members of Christ, and desires nothing more than that the Head alone should be exalted.
A modest man is steady, an humble man timid, and a vain one presumptuous.
Rugged strength and radiant beauty-- These were one in Nature's plan;
Humble toil and heavenward duty-- These will form the perfect man.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
What will it profit a man if he gains his cause and silences his adversary if at the same time he loses that humble, tender frame of spirit in which the Lord delights, and to which the promise of his presence is made?
The man who acts humble in order to win praise is guilty of the lowest form of pride.
[T]he rule of law does more than ensure freedom from high-handed action by rulers. It ensures justice between man and man however humble the one and however powerful the other. A man with five dollars in the bank can call to account the corporation with five billion dollars in assets-and the two will be heard as equals before the law.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
For me, the essence of a medicine man's life is to be humble, to have great patience, to be close to the Earth, to live as simply as possible, and to never stop learning.
The very design of the gospel doth tend to self-abasing;
and the work of grace is begun and carried on in humiliation. Humility is not a mere ornament of a Christian, but an essential part of the new creature: it is a contradiction to be a sanctified man, or a true Christian, and not humble.
Always humble yourself lovingly before God and man, because God speaks to those who are truly humble of heart, and enriches them with His gifts.
The doctrines of grace humble man without degrading him and exalt him without inflating him.
The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that is wants to live humbly for one.