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"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."

humility quote by John Ruskin

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"Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride."

humility quote by Jonathan Swift

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"True love is the parent of humility."

humility quote by William Channing

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

humility quote by Anonymous

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"Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt."

humility quote by St. Francis

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"You can find the footprints of God wherever there is beauty, virtue, humility, justice, truth, love and peace."

humility quote by Anonymous

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"You speak about modesty and humility,"

humility quote by Anonymous

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"LOOKING-GLASS, n. A vitreous plane upon which to display a fleeting show for man's disillusion given. The King of Manchuria had a magic looking-glass, whereon whoso looked saw, not his own image, but only that of the king. A certain courtier who had long enjoyed the king's favor and was thereby enriched beyond any other subject of the realm, said to the king: Give me, I pray, thy wonderful mirror, so that when absent out of thine august presence I may yet do homage before thy visible shadow, prostrating myself night and morning in the glory of thy benign countenance, as which nothing has so divine splendor, O Noonday Sun of the Universe! Please with the speech, the king commanded that the mirror be conveyed to the courtier's palace; but after, having gone thither without apprisal, he found it in an apartment where was naught but idle lumber. And the mirror was dimmed with dust and overlaced with cobwebs. This so angered him that he fisted it hard, shattering the glass, and was sorely hurt. Enraged all the more by this mischance, he commanded that the ungrateful courtier be thrown into prison, and that the glass be repaired and taken back to his own palace; and this was done. But when the king looked again on the mirror he saw not his image as before, but only the figure of a crowned ass, having a bloody bandage on one of its hinder hooves --as the artificers and all who had looked upon it had before discerned but feared to report. Taught wisdom and charity, the king restored his courtier to liberty, had the mirror set into the back of the throne and reigned many years with justice and humility; and one day when he fell asleep in death while on the throne, the whole court saw in the mirror the luminous figure of an angel, which remains to this day."

humility quote by Anonymous

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"Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak."

humility quote by Thomas Fuller

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"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."

humility quote by Anonymous

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"Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise."

humility quote by Lord Chesterfield

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"Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue."

humility quote by Joseph Addison

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"I'm not insecure. I've been through way too much f**king sh*t to be insecure. I've got huge balls. But I've been humbled. That makes you grateful for every day you have."

humility quote by Drew Barrymore

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"If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail."

humility quote by Francis Quarles

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"If only I had a little humility, I'd be perfect."

humility quote by Anonymous

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"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."

humility quote by Dwight D Eisenhower

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"Humility is no substitute for a good personality."

humility quote by Fran Lebowitz

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"Football is a school of humility and behavior. I am not proud of our second red card in two games. I am not happy with the way some of my players are behaving ... I feel a bit ashamed."

humility quote by Claude LeRoy

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"Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance; and than is always conducive to humility and reverence."

humility quote by Robert Millikan

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"I got the humility from Mom and Dad. But when I was here, coach (Lou Holtz) pounded it in; made sure it didn't leave. It was never about me, it was always about the team."

humility quote by Anonymous

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"And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own."

humility quote by Anonymous

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"The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility."

humility quote by Charles Caleb Colton

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"Our best thoughts come from others."

humility quote by Anonymous

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"In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility."

humility quote by William Shakespeare

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"Life is a long lesson in humility."

humility quote by James M. Barrie

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"Modesty forbids what the law does not."

humility quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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"205. A greedy man will always find himself in the shackles of humility."

humility quote by Imam Ali

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"A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride."

humility quote by Clive Staples Lewis

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"Always accept good fortune with grace and humility."

humility quote by Mark L. Mika

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"By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions?"

humility quote by Jackie Mason

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"God, give me courage to do what I can, humility to admit what I can't, and wisdom to know the difference."

humility quote by B. J. Gupta

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"Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self it is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that."

humility quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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"Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are."

humility quote by Laurence Peter

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"Humility is only doubt, / And does the sun and moon blot out."

humility quote by William Blake

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"Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride."

humility quote by Ernest Hemingway

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"Humility is no substitute for a good personality"

humility quote by Fran Lebowitz

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"Humility is a strange thing. The minute you think you've got it, you've lost it."

humility quote by E. D. Hulse

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"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."

humility quote by Samuel Richardson

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"I believe the first test of a truly great man is humility"

humility quote by John Ruskin

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

humility quote by John Ruskin

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

humility quote by John Ruskin

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"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."

humility quote by Mohandas Gandhi

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"If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect."

humility quote by Ted Turner

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"If I had any humility I would be perfect"

humility quote by Ted Turner

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"If success attend me, grant me humility; If failure, resignation to Thy will."

humility quote by David Livingstone

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"If we were to be asked suddenly to give a definition of humility we would doubtless be greatly embarrassed."

humility quote by Edwin Holt Hughes

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"Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom."

humility quote by Dee W. Hock

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"Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil's reach as humility."

humility quote by Johathan Edwards

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"Obedience to the word in humility of mind never confuses."

humility quote by John Nelson Darby

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"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood."

humility quote by William Shakespeare

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

humility quote by Richard Dawkings:

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"Real excellence and humility are not incompatible one with the other, on the contrary they are twin sisters."

humility quote by Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

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"Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace."

humility quote by George Santayana

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"Religion can emerge in all forms of feeling: here wild anger, there the sweetest pain; here consuming hatred, there the childlike smile of serene humility."

humility quote by Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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"Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom."

humility quote by William Penn

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"Six essential qualities that are the key to success Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity."

humility quote by Dr. William Claire Menninger

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"The beloved of the Almighty are the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich."

humility quote by Saadi

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"The Churches must learn humility as well as teach it."

humility quote by George Bernard Shaw

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"The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility."

humility quote by Charles Caleb Colton

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"The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility"

humility quote by Charles Caleb Colton

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"The greatest strength a champion can hold is humility."

humility quote by Vince Lombardi

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"The mission before us as ambassadors is to assure peace among, as it were, the diplomatic corps of fellow ambassadors. Thus we are to walk in lowliness (humility) and meekness, which foster longsuffering and enable us to forbear one another in love."

humility quote by Stephen Shober

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"The road to success leads through the valley of humility, and the path is up the ladder of patience and across the wide barren plains of perseverance. As yet, no short cut has ever been discovered."

humility quote by Joseph J. Lamb

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"The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune."

humility quote by Joseph Addison

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"Throughout our history in times of testing, Americans have come together in prayer to heal and ask for strength for the tasks ahead, ... So I've declared Friday, Sept. the 16th, as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that we pray - as Americans have always prayed in times of trial - with confidence in His purpose, with hope for a brighter future, and with the humility to ask God to keep us strong so that we can better serve our brothers and sisters in need."

humility quote by George W. Bush

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

humility quote by Timothy Radcliffe

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"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left."

humility quote by Oscar Levant

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"Win with humility; lose with grace."

humility quote by Anonymous

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"You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility."

humility quote by Lois McMaster Bujold

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"Why is compassion not part of the established curriculum, an inherent part of our education? Compassion, awe, wonder, curiosity, humility - these are the foundation of any real civilisation, no longer the prerogatives, the preserves of any one church, but belonging to everyone, every child in every home in every school."

humility quote by Yehudi Menuhin

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"Humility has no home in celebrity. Be humble in your direct dealings with people, but unafraid to trumpet your greatness to the public."

humility quote by Nkrumah Farrar

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"An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too. The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,Which wolf will win? The old Cherokee simply replied, The one you feed."

humility quote by American Indian Proverb

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"The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich."

humility quote by Sa'di

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"Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment and its wars."

humility quote by Leo Tolstoy

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"Are you disappointed, discouraged and discontented with your present level of success? Are you secretly dissatisfied with your present status? Do you want to become a better and more beautiful person than you are today? Would you like to be able to really learn how to be proud of yourself and still not lose genuine humility? Then start dreaming! It?s possible! You can become the person you have always wanted to be!"

humility quote by Robert H. Schuller

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"Through all these new, imaginative, and creative approaches to the problem of sharing our earth with other creatures there runs a constant theme, the awareness that we are dealing with life with living populations and all their pressures and counter pressures, their surges and recessions. Only by taking account of such life forces and by cautiously seeking to guide them into channels favorable to ourselves can we hope to achieve a reasonable accommodation between the insect hordes and ourselves. The current vogue for poisons has failed utterly to take into account these most fundamental considerations. As crude a weapon as the cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life a fabric on the one hand delicate and destructible, on the other miraculously tough and resilient, and capable of striking back in unexpected ways. These extraordinary capacities of life have been ignored by the practitioners of chemical control who have brought to their task no high-minded orientation, no humility before the vast forces with which they tamper. The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man. The concepts and practices of applied entomology for the most part date from that Stone Age of science. It is our alarming misfortune that so primitive a science has armed itself with the most modem and terrible weapons, and that in turning them against the insects it has also turned them against the earth."

humility quote by Rachel Carson

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"Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought."

humility quote by Simone Weil

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"Proud of my broken heart since thou didst break it, Proud of the pain I did not feel till thee, Proud of my night since thou with moons dost slake it, Not to partake thy passion, my humility."

humility quote by Emily Dickinson

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"What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God."

humility quote by Monica Baldwin

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"We rise in glory, as we sink in pride: Where boasting ends, there dignity begins."

humility quote by Edward Young

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"We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds."

humility quote by Jean Rostand

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

humility quote by Horace

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"Too much humility is pride."

humility quote by Proverb

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"Too humble is half proud."

humility quote by Yiddish Proverb

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

humility quote by Robert Burton

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"The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them."

humility quote by Edward W. Howe

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"The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it."

humility quote by Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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"The cross is the invincible sanctuary of the humble."

humility quote by Eli Cass

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"That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind."

humility quote by Frank Moore Colby

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

humility quote by Joe Davis

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"So rare is the union of beauty with modesty."

humility quote by Juvenal

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"Painful for a person is rebellious independence, only in loving companionship with his associates does a person feel safe: Only in reverently bowing down before the higher does a person feel exalted."

humility quote by Thomas Carlyle

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"Ornaments were invented by modesty."

humility quote by Joseph Joubert

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"Only those who feel little in the eyes of God, can hope to be mighty in the eyes of men."

humility quote by Ernest Moritz Arndt

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"Of all the idiots I have met in my life, and the Lord knows they have not been few or little, I think that I have been the biggest."

humility quote by Isak Dinesen

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

humility quote by Jane Austen

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"Modesty is the color of virtue."

humility quote by Diogenes

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"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."

humility quote by Carl Sagan

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

humility quote by William Shakespeare

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"It's always well to be the smartest thinker, but is won't get you very far unless you're the plainest talker."

humility quote by Source Unknown

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"'Inflation of humility maintains deflation of ego.' - Quotes by Artsieladie"

humility quote by Artsieladie

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"Ego can help you become persistent but humility even makes your persistence better (worthwhile)"

humility quote by quiksylvr

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" Humility always direct you to something good, do not be too proud of what you have, that doesn't always stay as what you think it will be. Learn to appreciate things and people and it will goes a long way. "

humility quote by SILVERTEAR

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"Humility is the key to knowledge and wisdom;self-control is the key to understanding."

humility quote by Arowolo olusegun

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"«Humility makes you shine; so have it, it’s free!»--Ernesto Pangilinan Santiago"

humility quote by Ernesto P Santiago

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