39 Quotes About Humility

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Humility helps us to live a life of value. These quotes about humility will encourage us to strive to be better and treat our fellow man better.

“A great man is always willing to be little.”

“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.”

“A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.”

“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.”

“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!”

“Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.”

“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.”

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”

“Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.”

“Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.”

“Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.”

“Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.”

“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.”

“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.”

“In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.”

“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.”

“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.”

“It’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too.”

“It’s okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn’t give you the right to deny any sense they might make.”

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.”

“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.”

“On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.”

“One cannot be humble and aware of oneself at the same time.”

“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.”

“Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.”

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

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

“Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don’t.”

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

“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”

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

“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”

“The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.”

“The soul is healed by being with children.”

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

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

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

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

“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?”

Living with humility will change your life and the way you lead. If you are looking with honesty in your weakness, look to embracing humility and start building your strengths today.