Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Humility
Quotations & Citations:
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
~ Ernest Hemingway
Flattery is all right so long as you don’t inhale.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
~ Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays
Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others.
True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
~ C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.
A great man is always willing to be little.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
You shouldn’t gloat about anything you’ve done; you ought to keep going and find something better to do.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
~ Winston S. Churchill
If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.
To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.
~ Criss Jami
The man who thinks he can live without others is mistaken; the one who thinks others can’t live without him is even more deluded.
As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.”
~C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.
~ Abraham Lincoln
A true genius admits that he or she knows nothing.
~ Albert Einstein
People that put themselves above others will fall longer and harder.
It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.
~ Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.
I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
~ Lao Tzu
Don’t look for more honor than your learning merits.
In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
~ Winston S. Churchill
When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high.
~Mary H. Waldrip
Life is a long lesson in humility.
~ J.M. Barrie, The Little Minister
Blushing is the color of virtue.
Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.
~ Martin Luther
When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.
Be careful not to mistake insecurity and inadequacy for humility! Humility has nothing to do with the insecure and inadequate! Just like arrogance has nothing to do with greatness!
~ C. JoyBell C.
Humble is such a lonely word.
Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.
~ Andrew Murray
It is always the secure who are humble.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
~ Ernest Hemingway, The Wild Years
Don’t talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.
~ Madeleine L’Engle
We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glowworm.
Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it.
~ David Richo, The Five Things We Cannot Change: And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them
If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect.
The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth.
~ Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth