Quotes About Humility

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Humility

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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.

~Adlai Stevenson


Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move On.  Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move On. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.



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.

~Oliver Herford


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.

~William Hazlitt


True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.

~ C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity


One is loved because one is loved.  No reason is needed for loving.


Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.

~William Safire


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.

~David Packard


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.

~Welsh Proverb


To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.

~ Criss Jami


You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.


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.

~Hasidic Saying


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.

~Friedrich Nietzsche


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


Some people feel the rain others just get wet


People that put themselves above others will fall longer and harder.

~Gina Lindley


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.

~Benjamin Whichcote


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.

~Jewish Proverb


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


I don't want to be somebody's crush.  If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am.


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.

~Rabindranath Tagore


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


Maturity is the moment one regains one's innocence.


When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.

~Bernard Baily


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.

~Kak Sri


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.

~G.K. Chesterton


Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.


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.

~Wilson Mizner


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.

~Winston Churchill


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.

~Ted Turner


What is love? Love is the absence of judgement.


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