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

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The path to wisdom is paved with humility .

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The path to wisdom is paved with humility.

Picture quote by Kong Fu Zi about humility

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

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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.


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

Charles Spurgeon, preacher

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


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

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

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright

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

Saint Augustine, philosopher

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

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer

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

Fulton John Sheen,

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

Richard Dawkins, scientist

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

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

Bodhidharma, leader

He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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


No truly great person ever thought themselves so.

William Hazlitt, critic

Humility is the ladder to divine understanding.


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

Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Honore de Balzac, novelist

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

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


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

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

Horace, poet

Before honor is humility.


So rare is the union of beauty with modesty.

Juvenal, poet

Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.

Henry David Thoreau, author

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

Edward W. Howe,

Humility is no substitute for a good personality.

Fran Lebowitz, journalist

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

Mary Wortley Montagu, writer

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

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

Yiddish Proverbs,

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

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

Charles De Gaulle, leader

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

Jesse Jackson, activist

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

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

Mary Wortley Montagu, writer

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

Amanda Seyfried, actress

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

Oliver Goldsmith, poet

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.


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

Yousef Munayyer, activist

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

Jane Austen, writer

True humility is contentment.

Henri Frederic Amiel, 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

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

Gustave Flaubert, novelist

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

We are approved by God, we don

John C. Maxwell, clergyman

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

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

The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.

Phaedrus, poet

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

William S. Burroughs, writer

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


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

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

John Ruskin, writer

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

Yogi Berra, athlete

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

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

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

Timothy Radcliffe, clergyman

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

Joe Davis, celebrity

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

Robert Burton, writer

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

Max Beerbohm, actor

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

Aneurin Bevan, politician

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

Maurice Switzer,

Modesty forbids what the law does not.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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

Rabindranath Tagore, poet

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

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

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

Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer

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

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, coach

Always remember when you are on top of the world , that the earth rotates every 24 hrs.

Steve G. Makris,

Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.

Bernard Mandeville,

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

Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.

Harriet Martineau, writer

Be smart, but never show it.

Louis B Mayer,

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,

Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows.

Helen Nielsen,

The humble and meek are thirsting for blood.

Joe Orton, playwright

A man who is at the top is a man who has the habit of getting to the bottom.

Joseph E. Rogers,

Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher

A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity.


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, writer

Lord Bacon told Sir Edward Coke when he was boasting, The less you speak of your greatness, the more shall I think of it.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty. But I am too busy thinking about myself.

Dame Edith Sitwell,

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.

Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza,

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.

Sir Richard Steele,

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