350 Humility Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be Humble

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A great man is always willing to be little. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

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Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will. Zig Ziglar Click to tweet

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True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. Socrates Click to tweet

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Mastery begins with humility. Robin Sharma Click to tweet

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Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. Miyamoto Musashi Click to tweet

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Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them. H. Jackson Brown Jr Click to tweet

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We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. Rabindranath Tagore Click to tweet

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The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. Criss Jami Click to tweet

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Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up. Jesse Jackson Click to tweet

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To lead the people, walk behind them. Lao Tzu Click to tweet

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Perfection is impossible without humility. Why should I strive for perfection, if I am already good enough? Leo Tolstoy

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Humility is the essence of love and intelligence; it is not an achievement. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot. Thomas Moore

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There’s no need to show off when you know who you are. Maxime Lagacé

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Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. Thomas Merton

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The Best Humility Quotes

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Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. Confucius

The best of people is the one who humbles himself the more his rank increases. Prophet Muhammad

Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying. Saint Vincent de Paul

The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility. T.S. Eliot

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. Augustine of Hippo

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. C. S. Lewis

If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. Mother Teresa

Sometimes you have to lose something to gain something better. A door has to shut before a new door can open. Joel Osteen

Don’t seek praise. Let your effort speak for itself. Unknown

Humility is the proper estimate of oneself. Charles Spurgeon Click to tweet

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. Diogenes Click to tweet

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. Alexander Pope

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. Albert Einstein

The young want massive confidence. The wise avoid it. Maxime Lagacé

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything. Imam Ali

Grateful yet ambitious. Wordly yet wise. Strong yet loving. Robin Sharma

Pride is the problem, humility is the answer. Joyce Meyer

We are all stumblers, and the beauty and meaning of life are in the stumbling. David Brooks

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

Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go. Anthony Bourdain

In reality, humility means nothing other than complete honesty about yourself. William Countryman

People search for certainty. But there is no certainty. Richard P. Feynman

When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title. Criss Jami

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

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Humility is the surest sign of strength. Thomas Merton Click to tweet

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. Augustine of Hippo

Humility is the key to moral excellence. It is the noblest quality a person can possess. […] It is the mother of all possibilities. Venerable Master Hsin Yun

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

Humility is the greatest quality that a man can have, and arrogance is undoubtedly the worst. Maulana W. Khan

Humility is the most beautiful virtue that we can develop. Joyce Meyer Click to tweet

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The Most Famous Humility Quotes (Thoreau, Emerson, Einstein, etc)

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Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt Click to tweet

Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble. Ralph Waldo Emerson

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. Albert Einstein

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. Bill Gates (Microsoft)

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Harry S. Truman (33rd U.S. President)

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. Colin Powell

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

These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one’s dignity. To choose always the hardest. Mother Teresa

What are the things that you can’t see that are important? I would say justice, truth, humility, service, compassion, love. You can’t see any of those, but they’re the guiding lights of a life. Jimmy Carter (39th U.S. President)

Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved? Carl Sagan

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself. Blaise Pascal Click to tweet

Nobody has ever expected me to be president. In my poor, lean lank face nobody has ever seen that any cabbages were sprouting. Abraham Lincoln (16th U.S. President)

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

If you’re not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you. Mike Tyson

I truly believe we are all equal as human beings. Conor McGregor

I hear my friends and my mom tell me I’m special, but honestly, I still don’t get it. LeBron James

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. Martin Luther King Jr

Humility, like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights. Henry David Thoreau

The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love. Pope Francis

There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute confidence in all human beings irrespective of their social status. Nelson Mandela

Accept everything which happens, even if it seem disagreeable, because it leads to this, the health of the universe. Marcus Aurelius

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Short Humility Quotes

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A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing. Albert Einstein Click to tweet

Blushing is the color of virtue. Diogenes

It takes a big person to do something small. Joel Osteen

For me, someone who brags is a red flag. Maxime Lagacé

Humility is absolutely necessary for true learning. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Never curse a fall. The ground is where humility lives. Yasmin Mogahed

Without humility there can be no humanity. John Buchan

Learn to laugh at yourselves as one must laugh! Friedrich Nietzsche

The soul is healed by being with children. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Humility is not a trait I often associate with America. Mira Nair

The greatest patience is humility. Atiśa Dīpa kara Śrījñāna

Work hard, stay humble. Click to tweet

Arrogance repels. Humility inspires. Robin Sharma

Humility wins. Love conquers. Robin Sharma

Greatness loves gratitude. Robin Sharma

Modesty is a lubricant for unpleasant intrusions. Norman Mailer

He who tries to shine dims his own light. Lao Tzu Click to tweet

True humility is contentment. Henri Frederic Amiel

If I only had a little humility, I’d be perfect. Ted Turner

Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected. William Safire

There is beauty and humility in imperfection. Guillermo del Toro

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Inspirational And Motivational Humility Quotes

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If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington Click to tweet

Be humble, hungry and the hardest worker in the room. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

Think good thoughts. Speak good words. Take good actions. Rhonda Byrne

Amateurs put blinders and miss opportunities. Professionals stay humble and learn the lessons. Maxime Lagacé

Stand in utter humility at the sight of your true potential for mastery. Robin Sharma

In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. Thomas Merton

The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion is humility. Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow. Aaron Lauritsen

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. Augustine of Hippo

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. Augustine of Hippo

Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go so much further and open doors you cannot imagine. Ann Tran

Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything. Patrick Süskind

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. Rachel Carson

Never, ‘for the sake of peace and quiet,’ deny your own experience or convictions. Dag Hammarskjold

Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you. Andrew Murray

Stay true in the dark and humble in the spotlight. Harold B. Lee Click to tweet

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See also: 8 Psychological Benefits of Being Humble (spring.org.uk)

Funny Humility Quotes

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On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom. Michel de Montaigne Click to tweet

I have nothing to declare except my genius. Oscar Wilde

Chickens don’t praise their own soup. Martinican proverb

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Ann Landers

If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it’s possible that I’m a little too awesome. Barack Obama

There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us. Laurence J. Peter

Just remember, when someone has an accent, it means that he knows one more language than you do. Sidney Sheldon

Who knows himself a braggart, let him fear this, for it will come to pass that every braggart shall be found an ass. William Shakespeare

I want to establish that I’m a “dumb sh*t” who doesn’t know much relative to what I need to know. Ray Dalio (American billionaire, investor and philanthropist)

Whenever the world throws rose petals at you, which thrill and seduce the ego, beware. The cosmic banana peel is suddenly going to appear underfoot to make sure you don’t take it all too seriously, that you don’t fill up on junk food. Anne Lamott

I don’t want to see you. I don’t like you. I don’t like your face. You look like an insufferable egotist. You’re impertinent. You’re too sure of yourself. Ayn Rand

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. Mark Twain Click to tweet

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change. Frank Lloyd Wright

If your sentence starts with “I could be wrong”, it’s a good sign you should shut your mouth or ask a question. Shane Parrish

I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud. Carl Jung

A lot of people think that to be a motherfucker is to be a person who is the dominant figure. But I actually think that true motherfuckerhood … really has to do with being humble. Cheryl Strayed

Flattery is all right so long as you don’t inhale. Adlai Stevenson

Don’t talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave. Wilson Mizner

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Deep Humility Quotes (Some Will Make You Think Twice)

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Even when it speaks, humility listens. Thomas Merton Click to tweet

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi

There is no birth of consciousness without pain. Carl Jung

Be silent and listen: have you recognized your madness and do you admit it? Carl Jung

In humility and honesty you’ll find pain, envy and fear but you’ll also find strength, beauty and truth. Maxime Lagacé

True humility is when you can surprise yourself more than others; the rest is either shyness or good marketing. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Something beautiful can happen to people when their world falls apart: humility, nobility and wisdom emerge just when our knees hit the floor. Marianne Williamson

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually the most ambitious and envious. Baruch Spinoza

Humility is a strange thing. The minute you think you’ve got it, you’ve lost it. E. D. Hulse

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous. Blaise Pascal

All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. Lao Tzu

Confidence is important but ego is something false. Humility is the way to build confidence. Frank Shamrock

Realize that you are simultaneously everything and nothing – and decide what you want to be. Ray Dalio (Life principle 1.5d in his book Principles)

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. Ernest Holmes

Humility is the most difficult of all virtues to achieve; nothing dies harder than the desire to think well of oneself. T.S. Eliot

You must be humble, but never “modest”. Paulo Coelho

The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. Søren Kierkegaard

The truth is a trap: you cannot get it without it getting you; you cannot get the truth by capturing it, only by its capturing you. Søren Kierkegaard

The measure of who we are is how we react to something that does not go our way. Gregg Popovich

You are going to die. Shay Carl

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Steve Jobs

Often the problem turns out to be you. Shane Parrish

Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. Arthur C. Clarke

The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world. Dr. Paul Farmer

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. Kahlil Gibran

Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves. D. H. Lawrence

I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is the desire for success that prevents humility; and without humility how can there be understanding? Jiddu Krishnamurti

I’ve done what I could, let those who can do better. Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The point is urgency. Appreciation. Humility. The present moment. Ryan Holiday

Reminding ourselves each day that we will die, helps us treat our time as a gift. Ryan Holiday Click to tweet

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Wise Humility Quotes And Proverbs (Words Of Wisdom)

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The soft overcomes the hard. The slow overcomes the fast. Lao Tzu Click to tweet

The greatest wisdom consists in knowing one’s own follies. Madeleine De Souvre Sable

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. Winston Churchill

To live free is to live in humility: you don’t pretend, you don’t show off. Maxime Lagacé (See also: simple quotes)

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. John Wooden

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart. Augustine of Hippo

Humility consists in not esteeming ourselves above other men, and in not seeking to be esteemed above them. Francis de Sales

People speak well of the man who does not speak too much of himself. @TheStoicEmperor

Humility is recognition of personal insufficiency and the willingness to learn. To learn is to die voluntarily and be born again, in great ways and small. Jordan Peterson

I am wiser than this man, for neither of us appears to know anything great and good; but he fancies he knows something, although he knows nothing; whereas I, as I do not know anything, so I do not fancy I do. Socrates

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. John C. Maxwell

Audacity gets you to shoot for big goals and humility gives you the open-mindedness to take in the best thinking available to you to get you to those goals. Ray Dalio

What if, for starters, instead of constantly trying to prove how much smarter we are than others, we look for the intelligence in what others do. Neil Strauss

Humility is clearer-eyed than ego — and that’s important because humility always works harder than ego. Ryan Holiday

The faculty to think objectively is reason; the emotional attitude behind reason is that of humility. Erich Fromm

We’re all the stars of our own movies, but cutting back on the number of Do you know who I am? thoughts made my life infinitely smoother. Dan Harris

My opponent is my teacher. My ego is my enemy. Renzo Gracie Click to tweet

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance. Thomas Huxley

We can’t bring anything to us unless we are grateful for what we already have. Rhonda Byrne

Humility requires discipline of the tongue. Joyce Meyer

Be like the bamboo the higher you grow the deeper you bow. Chinese proverb

Everyone praises their own work (or possession), no matter how inferior it is. Russian proverb

Self-praise is no recommendation. Romanian proverb

Spoil not an act of kindness by speaking of it. Proverb

To a person who has true humility, words are vows. Filipino proverb

Even if you believe you are right, consider the possibility that you could be wrong. Joyce Meyer

No one may pride himself at being more than an individual, and no one despondently think that he is not an individual. Søren Kierkegaard

Be careful, ever so careful, in trumpeting your own achievements, and always talk less about yourself than about other people. Modesty is generally preferable. Robert Greene

We have to allow ourselves to realize that we are complete fools; otherwise, we have nowhere to begin. Chögyam Trungpa

Some ask if lowering one’s pride is conceding defeat. I think not. Humility is a sign of inner strength and wisdom. Haemin Sunim

Pride is concerned with who is right while humility is concerned with what is right. Ezra Taft Benson

Humility, like gratitude, is not so much a technique as it is a way of life. Ed Latimore

Keep your head up in failure, and your head down in success. Jerry Seinfeld

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See also: How Humility Will Make You the Greatest Person Ever (greatergood.berkeley.edu)

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Humility Quotes About Staying Humble, Simplicity

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The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. Marcus Tullius Cicero Click to tweet

The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it. Francis Bacon

You won’t learn if you think you already know everything. Robert T. Kiyosaki

If you stay humble, you stay open. If you stay open, you keep learning. If you keep learning, it means you are growing. It means you’re living. Maxime Lagacé

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. Benjamin Franklin

Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service and character. William Arthur Ward

My desire for knowledge is intermittent, but my desire to bathe my head in atmospheres unknown to my feet is perennial and constant. Henry David Thoreau

“Thank you” – two words that have the most unfathomable power to transform your life. Say thank you to everyone you meet today. Rhonda Byrne

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. Andrew Murray

In essence, you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone. True self-esteem and true humility arise out of that realization. In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same. Eckhart Tolle

Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble. John Madden

We have to humble ourselves and the way you do that is by serving other people. Tim Tebow

Being humble takes more courage than hauling arrogance. Desmond Fouche

The humblest is the greatest. To display humility isn’t weak. It’s strong and sure and brave. Robin Sharma

Humbleness is a sign of bigness – never weakness. Robin Sharma Click to tweet

Simplicity is the trademark of genius. Robin Sharma

Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them. John J. McCloy

Humility and simplicity help us better than anything else to acquire the right frame of mind to grow towards perfection. Abbe de Tourville

Selflessness is humility. Humility and freedom go hand in hand. Only a humble person can be free. Jeff Wilson

There is something in humility which, strangely enough, exalts the heart, and something in pride which debases it. Augustine of Hippo

True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know. Unknown

He who truly knows has no occasion to shout. Leonardo da Vinci

Be smart, but never show it. Louis B Mayer

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Humility Quotes About Life, Courage, Honesty

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The first product of self-knowledge is humility. Flannery O’Connor Click to tweet

If humility does not precede all that we do, our efforts are fruitless. Augustine of Hippo

Minimizing your achievements doesn’t do anyone any good. Own your success. Amy Morin

Don’t build a wall of lies around yourself. Have the honesty and courage to accept your vulnerability and you’ll flow through life. Maxime Lagacé

It’s much easier on the emotions when one sees life as an experiment rather than a struggle for popularity. Criss Jami

The challenges we face in life can often be our greatest gifts with the right perspective. Tony Robbins

Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator. Yogi Berra

You are very smart and have a lot of knowledge, but don’t let that knowledge hold you back. Robert T. Kiyosaki

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity. Keshavan Nair

Look closely at your life: you have received and continue to receive so much each and every day. There is really so much to give thanks for! Rhonda Byrne

Happiness is the shortcut to anything you want in your life. If you can just manage to feel and be happy now, the rest will come. Rhonda Byrne

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Mark Twain

Humility isn’t denying your strengths; it’s being honest about your weaknesses. Rick Warren

To learn which questions are unanswerable, and not to answer them: this skill is most needful in times of stress and darkness. Ursula K. Le Guin

If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no compassion. Eckhart Tolle

Humility of heart is the first step to salvation. Zac Poonen Click to tweet

Until you have suffered much in your heart, you cannot learn humility. Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

Without patience, there can be no genius. Robin Sharma

When we stop taking risks, we stop living life. Robin Sharma

Failure is fuel for success. If you choose so. Robin Sharma

If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering. Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Any kind of encounter with adversity or limitation, at any age, can serve as the crucible for forging the attitude of fearlessness. Robert Greene

The more I see of the world and the more people I meet, the less certain I become about who I am and what sense there is to life. Keenu Reeves

A humble man is not afraid of failure. In fact, he is not afraid of anything, even himself. Thomas Merton

Humility is the foundation for every good attitude. Joyce Meyer

Life is full of troubles. Endure them well. The Stoic Emperor

Humility Quotes About Love, Compassion, Kindness, Gratitude

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Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love. John Wesley Click to tweet

Compassion is one of the purest springs of love. Anne Truitt

Loving and caring for someone shows humility, but most of all, strength. Maxime Lagacé

Meekness and humility are two of the most beautiful aspects of love. Joyce Meyer

Giving a compliment doesn’t cost anything. It’s just one great way to encourage those around you today. Joyce Meyer

Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else. Madeleine L’Engle

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism. Sigmund Freud

Self-reflection starts with humility. It’s the way we begin to get better and strengthen each and every relationship. Todd Davis

Every one is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling. Oscar Wilde

The healing is in the humility. Not in getting even or holding a grudge. Joel Osteen

The obedience is what brings the blessing. The way to be obedient is to walk in humility. Joel Osteen

You don’t have to tell people what they’re doing wrong. They already know. Just love them. Let your life be your message. Joel Osteen

Don’t put yourself down just to avoid criticism, to please others, or to show your “kindness”. The world needs light, not mediocrity. Paulo Coelho

When you wake up to the new day today, before you move, before you do a single thing, say the magic words, thank you. Rhonda Byrne (The Secret)

Gratitude eliminates fear, worry, grief, and depression, and brings happiness, kindness, compassion, understanding, and peace of mind. Rhonda Byrne

Every time you feel grateful you are giving love, and whatever you give, you receive. Rhonda Byrne Click to tweet

As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don’t think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, “I’m probably no better than you, but I’m certainly your equal”. Harper Lee

Love, is the honoring of others in a way that grants them the grace of their own autonomy and allows mutual discovery. Anne Truitt

Humility is not one virtue among others, but an attitude by which we stand on the ground alongside things. From this position we can be reconciled with all things and begin a truly cosmic democracy. Leonardo Boff

When you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If we could see the whole truth of any situation, our only response would be one of compassion. Mingyur Rinpoche

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love. Erich Fromm

Love, being dependent on the relative absence of narcissism, requires the development of humility, objectivity and reason. Erich Fromm

“Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. Alice Walker

To be humble is to be great. To be loving is to become heroic. Robin Sharma

Only humility knows how to appreciate and admire the good qualities of others. Sri Chinmoy

There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self. Henri Frederic Amiel

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Humility Quotes About Pride, Ego, Confidence, Arrogance

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Pride hopes to impress; humility seeks to bless. Stephen R. Covey Click to tweet

The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it. Mignon McLaughlin

Arrogance is the easiest and most futile way to feel good about yourself because you feel superior to others. Humility is the hardest but surest way to feel good about yourself because it shows care for others. By caring for others, you care for yourself. Maxime Lagacé

Humility is the key to growth. If you think you know it all you’re wrong and will be forever stuck where you are. Confidence, not arrogance, is what we should all be after. Brad Stulberg

Success leads to the greatest failure, which is pride. Failure leads to the greatest success, which is humility and learning. David Brooks

Ego clouds the mind precisely when it needs to be clear. Ryan Holiday

Ego is the enemy. Ryan Holiday

The arrogant make fun of others.The humble make fun of themselves. Rick Warren

Pride makes us more certain and closed-minded than we should be. David Brooks

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Pride is pleasure arising from a man’s thinking too highly of himself. Baruch Spinoza

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

Ego is hugely dangerous in this sport, because if you’re running on ego you aren’t running on good clean emotions or cause and effect. You bypass it to support a false idea. It’s all garbage, the ego is garbage. Frank Shamrock

The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one’s attention from the problem. Dean Acheson

Ego says ‘I can do no wrong’, whereas confidence says “I can get this right”. Confidence says “I’m valuable” while ego says “I’m invaluable”. Todd Henry

Don’t let pride hold you back. The new beginning is in your humility. Joel Osteen Click to tweet

You can have no greater sign of confirmed pride than when you think you are humble enough. William Law

Throughout my life I’ve observed how important it is to cast off all forms of arrogance and cultivate humility. Dr. Wolfgang Porsche

Whether you have a Maruti or a BMW, the road remains the same. Whether you travel economy class or business, your destination doesn’t change. Whether you have a Titan or a Rolex, the time is the same. There is nothing wrong in dreaming a luxurious life. What needs to be taken care of is not let need become greed. Because needs can always be met, but greed can never be fulfilled. Rajinikanth

Hold back your mind from pride, for pride comes only from ignorance. The man who does not know thinks that he is great, that he has done this or that great thing; the wise man knows that only God is great, that all good work is done by God alone. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Humility is a call to see our common-ness, our humanity, indeed, a clarion call to give up the selfishness at the root of all sin. Humility, understood in terms we have been considering, may well be the ‘cure’ for the alienation of our age. Bonnie Thurston

Egotism sucks us down like the law of gravity. Cyril Connolly

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. Emily Brontë

Never make this mistake of thinking that you elevate yourself by humiliating people. Robert Greene

There is nothing more intoxicating than victory, and nothing more dangerous. Robert Greene

See also: How to Find The Perfect Balance Between Humility and Confidence (everydaypowerblog.com)

Humility Quotes About The Bible, God

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No one reaches the kingdom of Heaven except by humility. Augustine of Hippo Click to tweet

Better to give than to receive. Acts 20:35

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matthew 23:12

No one is respected unless he is humble; arrogant people are on the way to ruin. Proverbs 18:12 (See also: self-respect quotes)

Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor. Proverbs 18:12

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3

If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13

Don’t be misled — you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Galatians 6:7

It is that habitual quality whereby we live in the truth of things: the truth that we are creatures and not the Creator… the truth that in our littleness we have been given extravagant dignity. Robert F. Morneau

A truly humble person doesn’t engage in self-depreciation – they appreciate all their amazing talents and abilities and recognize they are gifts from God. Joyce Meyer

The common man prays, ‘I want a cookie right now!’ And God responds, ‘If you’d listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies. Criss Jami

The more humble and obedient to God a man is, the more wise and at peace he will be in all that he does. Thomas à Kempis

In perfect humility all selfishness disappears and your soul no longer lives for itself or in itself for God: and it is lost and submerged in Him and transformed into Him. Thomas Merton

God gives us things to share, God doesn’t give us things to hold. Mother Teresa Click to tweet

Humility is the key to wonder. As humility grows, wonder deepens. You will see yourself as a temporary expression of God’s infinite and timeless unfolding. Aware of your impermanence, you become brother and sister to all life. You realize the common fate of all beings and find in that realization a compassion that embraces all beings. Rami Shapiro

I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ and the brightest evidences that He is indeed our Master. John Newton

Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3-4

Jealousy says, “God, you owe me”. Andy Stanley

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble. François de La Rochefoucauld

See also: spiritual quotes

Humility Quotes About Learning, Creativity

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We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. Ernest Hemingway Click to tweet

Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The person who has gained a strong opinion is not free. Shane Parrish

To learn, go in the uncomfortable zone. To go in this zone, you must be willing to fail. To fail and try again, you must be indifferent to failing. Maxime Lagacé

Learning isn’t acquiring knowledge so much as it is trimming information that has already been acquired. Criss Jami

The barrier during self-improvement is not so much that we hate learning, rather we hate being taught. To learn entails that the knowledge was achieved on one’s own accord – it feels great – but to be taught often leaves a feeling of inferiority. Thus it takes a bit of determination and a lot of humility in order for one to fully develop. Criss Jami

With too much pride a man cannot learn a thing. In and of itself, learning teaches you how foolish you are. Criss Jami

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. Alexander Pope

We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. Albert Einstein

Learning is the very essence of humility, learning from everything and from everybody. There is no hierarchy in learning. Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is an attitude of great hubris to be unwilling to learn. It shows that you think you already know what you need to know. An eagerness to learn from anyone and everyone signifies humility and intelligence. The Ancient Sage

Humility is the doorway to truth and clarity of objectives… it’s the doorway to learning. Wynton Marsalis

Learning. To believe you are magnificent. And gradually to discover that you are not magnificent. Enough labor for one human life. Czesław Miłosz

If you don’t look back on yourself and think, “Wow how stupid I was a year ago,” then you must not have learned much in the last year. Ray Dalio

If you’re going to reach your highest potential, you have to humble yourself and do things you don’t understand. It takes humility to be the bigger person. Joel Osteen

Humility is the first step towards learning. You can’t learn until you are humble enough to realize there is something for you to learn. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Successful people ask questions. They seek new teachers. They’re always learning. Robert T. Kiyosaki Click to tweet

There is nothing wrong with appearing to be a fool, if what you are doing is in fact intelligent. Paulo Coelho

No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. Orson F. Whitney

Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity. Marina Abramovic

Fight your own pride and ego and be open-minded and always learning new techniques, new things from anyone. Sam Sheridan

No learning without humility. No growth without pain. No reward without risk. No change without loss. Embrace. Endure. The Stoic Emperor

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things. Bryant H. McGill

The moment I learned a lot, I realized how little I knew. Robin Sharma

What makes masters is that they think like beginners. Robin Sharma

Your thinking creates your world. Your performance causes your impact. And your devotion to learning shapes the depht of your legacy. Robin Sharma

Life teaches us through errors. When we accept the lesson from our mistake with humility and gratitude, we grow that much more. Haemin Sunim

A scientist is never certain. […] We absolutely must leave room for doubt or there is no progress and there is no learning. Richard P. Feynman

There is no learning without having to pose a question. And a question requires doubt. Richard P. Feynman

To learn requires a sense of humility. Robert Greene (Mastery)

To negate the ego you must adopt a kind of humility toward knowledge. Robert Greene

See also: creativity quotes, education quotes

Humility Quotes About Work, Business, Leadership

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If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them. Lao Tzu Click to tweet

It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles. Niccolò Machiavelli

Will you be willing to push really hard? Will you try again? And again? Will you give more than you take? Maxime Lagacé

Success doesn’t matter if you can’t keep your humility. Mel Robbins

Let your work speak for you, and then just keep working. Mel Robbins

Intellectual humility is a critical trait for would-be founders, perhaps for anyone really ambitious. Paul Graham

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them. Benjamin Jowett

Don’t confuse humility with meekness. Humility is being open to the ideas of others. Bob Gaylor

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. Lao Tzu

Leadership is not a popularity contest. it’s about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title. Robin Sharma

Great leaders don’t need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness. Simon Sinek

Humility must accompany all our actions, must be with us everywhere; for as soon as we glory in our good works they are of no further value to our advancement in virtue. Augustine Of Hippo

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. Herman Hesse

There are four dimensions to character: authenticity, self-management, humility, and courage. John C. Maxwell

Nobody likes working with a leader who is full of himself and works only for his own benefit. People want to work with a leader who displays humility. John C. Maxwell

Great leaders are great listeners, who know their best asset is the people they work with. Richard Branson

Humble people can do great things with uncommon perfection because they are no longer concerned about their own interests and their own reputation, and therefore they no longer need to waste their efforts in defending them. Thomas Merton

I believe that the first test of a truly great man is his humility. I don’t mean by humility, doubt of his power. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not of them, but through them. John Ruskin

To become servant leaders, executives need to take three steps: building relationships of trust, setting up win-win performance agreements, and then being a source of help. Stephen R. Covey

You cannot solve a problem with the same brain that caused the problem; first you must change your mindset. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Making mistakes isn’t enough to become great. You must also admit the mistake, and then learn how to turn that mistake into an advantage. Robert T. Kiyosaki

When in trouble, be humble, write down the mistakes you’ve made and why you made them, and then seek help from successful people in those fields. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Experience gained in mastering one domain will be valuable in mastering another, if you can retain the humility that allows you to tolerate being a beginner. The Stoic Emperor

Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others. Gordon B. Hinckley

Leaders must be willing to put the ship’s performance ahead of their egos. Michael Abrashoff

Branding requires accountability. To build a great personal brand (an eponymous one), you must take on the risk of being publicly wrong. Naval Ravikant

Steve Jobs had a remarkable knack for letting go of things that didn’t work. If you were in an argument with him, and you convinced him that you were right, he would instantly change his mind. He didn’t hold on to an idea because he had once believed it to be brilliant. His ego didn’t attach to the suggestions he made, even as he threw his full weight behind them. Ed Catmull (Pixar)

Leadership is not a popularity contest; it’s about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title. Robin Sharma

Pride can make a leader a loser. Humility is freedom from that destructive attitude. Joyce Meyer

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business. Henry Ford

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton Click to tweet

To the extent we behave with humility, to that extent good will result. Ramana Maharshi

See also: leadership quotes

See also: 6 Ways Humility Can Make You A Better Leader (fastcompany.com)

Part 4. Conclusion

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A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. C.S. Lewis Click to tweet

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

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November 27, 2018

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