Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.— William Safire
Astonishing Humility And Modesty quotations
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
We do not very often come across opportunities for exercising strength, magnanimity, or magnificence; but gentleness, temperance, modesty, and humility, are graces which ought to colour everything we do. There may be virtues of a more exalted mould, but... these are the most continually called for in daily life.
When science discovers the center of the universe a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.
Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less.
Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
Humility is the mother of many virtues because from it obedience, fear, reverence, patience, modesty, meekness and peace are born. He who is humble easily obeys everyone, fears to offend anyone, is at peace with everyone, is kind with all.
It is often found that modesty and humility not only do no good, but are positively hurtful, when they are shown to the arrogant who have taken up a prejudice against you, either from envy or from any other cause.
Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself;
it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others.
It is always the secure who are humble.
As a Buddhist, I was trained to be tolerant of everything except intolerance.
I was brought up not only to develop the spirit of tolerance but also to cherish moral and spiritual qualities such as modesty, humility, compassion, and, most important, to attain a certain degree of emotional equilibrium.
Sometimes, you just have to bow your head, say a prayer, and weather the storm.
Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.
Some people are born on third base.
Great men suffer hours of depression through introspection and self-doubt.
That is why they are great. That is why you will find modesty and humility the characteristics of such men.
True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
The greatest ornament of an illustrious life is modesty and humility, which go a great way in the character even of the most exalted princes.
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
Without modesty, woman is devoid of beauty and culture.
Humility, purity of thought and manners, meekness, surrender to high ideals, sensitivity, sweetness of temper - the peculiar blend of all these qualities is modesty. It is the most invaluable of all jewels for women.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.
Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
In all that surrounds him the egotist sees only the frame of his own portrait.
Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.
A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.
A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth;
this has been exactly reversed.
The more we cling to virtues like humility, selflessness, modesty, and purity, the more beautiful we become - not only in His eyes, but also in the eyes of others. You can't airbrush that.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
To have a thing is little, if you're not allowed to show it, to know a thing, is nothing unless others know you know it.
Modesty and humility are the sobriety of the mind, as temperance and chastity are of the body.
For what is modesty but hypocritical humility, by means of which, in a world swelling with vile envy, a man seeks to beg pardon for his excellences and merits from those who have none? For whoever attributes no merit to himself because he really has none is not modest, but merely honest.
Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
Most of us retain enough of the theological attitude to think that we are little gods.
Of course you will insist on modesty in the children, and respect to their teachers, but if the boy stops you in your speech, cries out that you are wrong and sets you right, hug him!
The path to wisdom is paved with humility ~Time Fargo
We all know that the 'divine glory of the ego' is socially a great nuisance;
we all do actually value our friends for modesty, freshness, and simplicity of heart. Whatever may be the reason, we all do warmly respect humility - in other people.
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.
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.
Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
It is a little learning, and but a little, which makes men conclude hastily.
Experience and humility teach modesty and fear.
Original love never appears in pure form, but in manifold veils and shapes, such as confidence, humility, reverence, serenity, asfaithfulness and modesty, as gratefulness; but primarily as longing and wistful melancholy.
I understood, by dint of digging into my memories, that modesty helped me to shine, humility helped me to triumph and virtue to oppress.
True modesty is a discerning grace And only blushes in the proper place;
But counterfeit is blind, and skulks through fear, Where 'tis a shame to be asham'd t' appear: Humility the parent of the first, The last by vanity produc'd and nurs'd.
A seed has to get buried in the soil for its real form as a plant to emerge.
Only through modesty and humility can we grow. Pride and conceit will only destroy us. Live with the firm attitude, 'I am everyone's servant.' Then the whole universe will bow down to us.