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Picture quote by Ken Blanchard about humility

Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less. ⏤ Ken Blanchard

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Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars. ⏤ Proverbs

Picture quote by C. S. Lewis about humility

True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. ⏤ C. S. Lewis

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Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. ⏤ Sayings

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Sometimes, you just have to bow your head, say a prayer, and weather the storm.

Picture quote by C. S. Lewis about humility

Perfect humility dispenses with modesty. ⏤ C. S. Lewis

Picture quote by Ezra Taft Benson about pride

Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right. ⏤ Ezra Taft Benson

Picture quote by Ann Tran about humility

Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go so much further and open doors you cannot imagine. ⏤ Ann Tran

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The path to wisdom is paved with humility .

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To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.

Picture quote by Kong Fu Zi about humility

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

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The path to wisdom is paved with humility.

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Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak–and speak in such a way that people will remember it.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, musician

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

Thomas Merton, author

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

Thomas S. Monson, clergyman

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

Muhammad Ali, boxer

Modesty; the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.

Oliver Herford, author

Modesty is the beauty of women.

Scottish Proverbs,

He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.

Winston Churchill, politician

Don't be humble, you're not that great.

Golda Meir, leader

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is humility.

Charles Caleb Colton, writer

The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

Too humble is half proud.

Yiddish Proverbs,

Too much humility is pride.


Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like one's own.


Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer

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

Saint Augustine, philosopher

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.

Charles Spurgeon, preacher

The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings.

Fulton John Sheen,

A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

One that does not think to highly of himself is more than he thinks.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

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

Richard Dawkins, scientist

He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

When we become aware of our humility, we've lost it.


Modesty is the color of virtue.

Diogenes, philosopher

We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.

Jean Rostand, scientist

Humility is the ladder to divine understanding.


No truly great person ever thought themselves so.

William Hazlitt, critic

Modern science has been a voyage into the unknown, with a lesson in humility waiting at every stop. Many passengers would rather have stayed home.

Carl Sagan, astronomer

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

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

Bodhidharma, leader

If you would have people speak well of you, then do not speak well of yourself.

Blaise Pascal, mathematician

Without humility there can be no humanity.

John Buchan, politician

Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person

Horace, poet

Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Honore de Balzac, novelist

Act as though you cannot fail but keep a humble spirit.


A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.

Edward W. Howe,

Before honor is humility.


Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my dear, kiss me and be quiet.

Mary Wortley Montagu, writer

Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.

Henry David Thoreau, author

Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.

Confucius, philosopher

Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go so much further and open doors you cannot imagine.

Ann Tran, speaker

Humility is no substitute for a good personality.

Fran Lebowitz, journalist

So rare is the union of beauty with modesty.

Juvenal, poet

Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred.

Yousef Munayyer, activist

Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.

Oliver Goldsmith, poet

Do not make yourself so big, you are not so small.

Yiddish Proverbs,

Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.

Jesse Jackson, activist

True humility is contentment.

Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

Charles De Gaulle, leader

We rise in glory, as we sink in pride:Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.

Edward Young, poet

It's always well to be the smartest thinker, but is won't get you very far unless you're the plainest talker.


No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.

Mary Wortley Montagu, writer

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

Jane Austen, writer

Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.

Gustave Flaubert, novelist

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, poet

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

Amanda Seyfried, actress

There's a lot to be said for the fellow who doesn't say it himself.

Maurice Switzer,

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

Robert Burton, writer

He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.

Aneurin Bevan, politician

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3


There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.

Alfred Austin, poet

I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.

John Ruskin, writer

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.

Max Beerbohm, actor

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.

Saint Augustine, philosopher

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.

Ralph W. Sockman, leader

It ain't the heat, it's the humility.

Yogi Berra, athlete

Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man.

Bryant H. McGill, poet

To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities: confidence and humility.

Timothy Radcliffe, clergyman

I have met some highly intelligent believers, but history has no record to say that [s]he knew or understood the mind of god. Yet this is precisely the qualification which the godly must claim—so modestly and so humbly—to possess. It is time to withdraw our 'respect' from such fantastic claims, all of them aimed at the exertion of power over other humans in the real and material world.

Christopher Hitchens, author

Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to.

William S. Burroughs, writer

The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.

Phaedrus, poet

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.

Jack Kerouac, novelist

Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain.

Joe Davis, celebrity

We wound our modesty and make foul the clearness of our deservings, when of ourselves we publish them.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

We are approved by God, we don

John C. Maxwell, clergyman

Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.

William Hazlitt, critic

I don't like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can't do it.

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others.

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.

Rabindranath Tagore, poet

Modesty forbids what the law does not.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.

William Penn, leader

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

Oscar Levant, composer

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.

Ted Allen, entertainer

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.

Pat Summerall, celebrity

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.

Edward Hopper, artist

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.

Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician

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

Charlie Sheen, actor

If we learn not humility, we learn nothing.

John Jewel, clergyman

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.

Arthur Miller, playwright

Humility is attentive patience.

Simone Weil, philosopher

The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.

Abu Bakr, leader

Whenever I'm around some who is modest, I think, 'Run like hell and all of fire.' You don't want modesty, you want humility.

Maya Angelou, poet

What humility does for one is it reminds us that there are people before me. I have already been paid for. And what I need to do is prepare myself so that I can pay for someone else who has yet to come but who may be here and needs me.

Maya Angelou, poet

I'm a religious woman. And I feel I have responsibility. I have no modesty at all. I'm even afraid of it - it's a learned affectation and it's just stuck on me like decals. Now I pray for humility because that comes from inside out.

Maya Angelou, poet

True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.

Bryant H. McGill, poet

No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be; Am an attendant lord, one that will do To swell a progress, start a scene or two, Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool, Deferential, glad to be of use, Politic, cautious, and meticulous; Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse; At times, indeed, almost ridiculous— Almost, at times, the Fool.

T. S. Eliot, poet

If anything is good for pounding humility into you permanently, it's the restaurant business.

Anthony Bourdain, author

Think not that humility is weakness; it shall supply the marrow of strength to thy bones. Stoop and conquer; bow thyself and become invincible.

Charles Spurgeon, preacher

A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to our world.

Ellen G. White, writer

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