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Quotes About Humility
•“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.” 
― Arthur Helps 
•“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
•“For a man who walks in the light, to stay humble is not to walk in the dark; you don't need to project yourself to be thought an honest man.” 
― Mike Norton
•“If you desire to know or learn anything to your advantage, then take delight in being unknown and unregarded.
A true understanding and humble estimate of oneself is the highest and most valuable of all lessons. To take no account of oneself, but always to think well and highly of others is the highest wisdom and perfection.” 
― Thomas à Kempis
“Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
― Simone Weil 
•“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
“Humility is a grace that shines in a high condition but cannot, equally, in a low one because a person in the latter is already, perhaps, too much humbled.” 
― Samuel Richardson 
•“When you're thinking, please remember this: excessive pride is a familiar sin, but a man may just as easily frustrate the will of God through excessive humility.” 
― Ken Follett
•“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” 
― C.S. Lewis
•“What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.” 
― Oscar Levant   
“We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.” 
Rabindranath Tagore 
“Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves.”
― William Law   
•“There is no humility in calling yourself a Christian; placing Christ in the role of colleague. The humility lies in the truth of your imperfection and a more accurate description as a student of Christianity; placing Christ back in the role as head teacher.” 
― Steve Maraboli
“So much about living life, to me, is about humility and gratitude. And I've tried very hard to have those qualities and be that person and I'm just so disappointed in myself that I allowed it to slip.
― Katherine Heigl   
•“ The least known among the virtues and also the most misunderstood is the virtue of humility. Yet, it is the very groundwork of Christianity. Humility is a grace of the soul that cannot be expressed in words and is only known by experience. It is an unspeakable treasure of God, and only can be called the gift of God. "Learn," He said, not from angels, not from men, not from books; but learn from My presence, light, and action within you, "that I am meek and humble of heart, and you shall find rest to your souls". ” 
― William Bernard Ullathorne
“The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual.” 
― C.S. Lewis
•“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” 
― Thomas Merton   
•“For the believer, humility is honesty about one's greatest flaws to a degree in which he fearless about truly appearing less righteous than another.” 
― Criss Jami
I'm grateful for my brokenness. I'm grateful for my humility.”
James McGreevey 
“Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.”
Robin Morgan 
•“I had the chance to make every possible mistake and figure out a way to recover from it. Once you realize there is life after mistakes, you gain a self-confidence that never goes away.” 
― Bob Schieffer
•“Humility is not a one time lesson that comes when you have lost everything. It is a daily reminder of how far we have come yet still short of who we can be through HIS guidance. Blessed is the soul that can recognize that he isn’t moving mountains but God is for him.” 
― Shannon L. Alder
“Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility.” 
― Adam Clarke   
•“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 
•“humility is beyond our reach. if it were a product of reaching, we would instinctively be proud of reaching it. it is a gift.” 
― John Piper
•“The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague.” 
― Edsger Dijkstra
•“I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi 
•“It is easy to do good, but it takes a lifetime to become human!” 
― AainaA-Ridtz A R
“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 
•“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
•“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.
•“I think people who lack humility are really annoying.”
― Emily VanCamp 
•“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”
― Saint Augustine 
•“If pain doesn't lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.” 
― Katerina Stoykova Klemer
•“Have more humility. Remember you don't know the limits of your own abilities. Successful or not, if you keep pushing beyond yourself, you will enrich your own life – and maybe even please a few strangers.” 
― A.L. Kennedy
•“Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.” 
― Patrick Süskind
•“Humility, the place of entire dependence on God, is the first duty and the highest virtue of the creature, and the root of every virtue. And so pride, or the loss of this humility, is the root of every sin and evil.” 
― Andrew Murray
•“I still have a spiritual base and a spiritual foundation. And my conversation with God is very open-ended. I pray for humility, honestly, because it's very easy to be caught up in this world.”
― Katy Perry 
•“If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility.”
― Paul Keating 
•“Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.”
― Irving Babbitt 
•“Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it.” 
― David Richo
•“Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.”
― Saint Augustine 
•“I beg the Most High to allow me the favour of the double reward, but if God only finds me worthy of one reward, I will accept it in all humility.”
― King Hassan II 
•“A humble man speaks not of his own humility” 
― Jeremy Aldana
•“In such a state, humility is the virtue of men, and their only defense; to walk humbly with God, never doubting, whatever befall, that His will is good, and that His law is right.”
― Paul Elmer More 
•“Humility is the gateway into the grace and the favor of God.”
― Harold Warner 
•“Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.” 
― Madeleine L'Engle
•“I always say be humble but be firm. Humility and openness are the key to success without compromising your beliefs.”
― George Hickenlooper 
•“Humility is a Divine property and the perfection of the Christian life. It is attained through obedience. He who is not obedient cannot gain humility. There are very few in the world today who have obedience. Our humility is in proportion to our obedience.” 
― Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
•“Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.”
― Dwight D. Eisenhower 
•“Without humility there can be no humanity.”
― John Buchan 
•“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 
•“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 
•“I learned that it is better, a thousand-fold, for a proud man to fall and be humbled, than to hold up his head in his pride and fancied innocence. I learned that he that will be a hero, will barely be a man; that he that will be nothing but a doer of his work, is sure of his manhood. In nothing was my ideal lowered, or dimmed, or grown less precious; I only saw it too plainly, to set myself for a moment beside it. Indeed, my ideal soon became my life; whereas, formerly, my life had consisted in a vain attempt to behold, if not my ideal in myself, at least myself in my ideal.” 
― George MacDonald
•“Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.”
― Margaret Halsey 
•“Your patient has become humble; have you drawn his attention to the fact? All virtues are less formidable to us once the man is aware that he has them, but this is specially true of humility.” 
― C.S. Lewis
•“Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.” 
― Thomas Moore 
•“There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people.” 
― Robert Louis Stevenson
•“The humble person is open to being corrected, whereas the arrogant is clearly closed to it. Proud people are supremely confident in their own opinions and insights. No one can admonish them successfully: not a peer, not a local superior, not even the pope himself. They know - and that is the end of the matter. Filled as they are with their own views, the arrogant lack the capacity to see another view.” 
― Thomas Dubay
•“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
•“If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.” 
― Ted Turner 
•“Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.
― David Mallet 
•“Humility is nothing but the disappearance of self in the vision that God is all.” 
― Andrew Murray
•“It becomes us in humility to make our devout acknowledgments to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for the inestimable civil and religious blessings with which we are favored.” 
― James K. Polk 
•“Those whose palm kernels were craked for them by a benevolent spirit should not forget to be humble.” 
― Chinua achebe
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