Humility Quotes

Too often when you thought you'd be showered with confetti What they flung at you was a plate of hot spaghetti...

By John Ashbery
The walking of girls' vulnerable feet, The heart in its own endless silence kneeling.

By Philip Larkin
So didst thou travel on life's common way, In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heart The lowliest duties on herself did lay.

By William Wordsworth
Act as though you cannot fail but keep a humble spirit.

By Source Unknown
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.

By Jean Jacques Rousseau
Always remember when you are on top of the world , that the earth rotates every 24 hrs.

By Steve G. Makris
Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like one's own.

By Source Unknown
Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.

By Bernard Mandeville
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.

By Louisa May Alcott
Do not make yourself so big, you are not so small.

By Yiddish Proverb
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.

By Frank Lloyd Wright
Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.

By Jesse Jackson
He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.

By Sir Winston Churchill
Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to.

By William S. Burroughs
Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others.

By Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Humility is the ladder to divine understanding.

By Source Unknown
A man who is at the top is a man who has the habit of getting to the bottom.

By Joseph E. Rogers
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.

By Edward W. Howe
A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity.

By Ruckett
Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.

By George Arliss
Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.

By Confucius
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

By Muhammad Ali
I confess that altruistic and cynically selfish talk seem to me about equally unreal. With all humility, I think whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor; you must be living with your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.

By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help

By Miss Manners
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

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

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

By William Shakespeare
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.

By Carl Sagan
Modesty is the color of virtue.

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

By Jane Austen
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.

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

By Ernest Moritz Arndt
Ornaments were invented by modesty.

By Joseph Joubert
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.

By Thomas Carlyle
So rare is the union of beauty with modesty.

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

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

By Frank Moore Colby
The cross is the invincible sanctuary of the humble.

By Eli Cass
The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.

By Francois de la Rochefoucauld
The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them.

By Edward W. Howe
They are proud in humility, proud that they are not proud.

By Robert Burton
Too humble is half proud.

By Yiddish Proverb
Too much humility is pride.

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

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

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

By Edward Young
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.

By Monica Baldwin
Modesty forbids what the law does not.

By Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Our best thoughts come from others.

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

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

By Anonymous
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.

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

By Robert Millikan
Humility is no substitute for a good personality.

By Fran Lebowitz
If only I had a little humility, I'd be perfect.

By Anonymous
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.

By Francis Quarles
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.

By Drew Barrymore
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.

By Joseph Addison
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.

By Lord Chesterfield
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.

By Anonymous
You speak about modesty and humility,

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

By Anonymous
True love is the parent of humility.

By William Channing
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.

By John Ruskin