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Humility Quotes

Among the many characters of the individuals, humility is the most admirable and most virtuous trait. With modesty, patience and respect, humility is a quality that lets you win most of the situations with ease and honor. Acting as a meta-virtue, humility transcends all the borders of principles and epitomizes itself as the supreme commander of human and moral values. Here are some famous humbleness quotations and sayings that display the greatness and importance of humility in day-to-day life.

Osama bin Laden

Victory and glory or misery and humiliation.

James M. Barrie

Life is a long lesson in humility.

Charlie Sheen

Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.

John Roberts

Judges have to have the humility to recognize that they operate within a system of precedent, shaped by other judges equally striving to live up to the judicial oath.

Anna Kendrick

An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition.

Dick Van Dyke

Just knowing you don't have the answers is a recipe for humility, openness, acceptance, forgiveness, and an eagerness to learn - and those are all good things.

Marvin Olasky

Philanthropic humility is necessary if a giver is to do more good than harm, but it is not sufficient - philanthropic prudence is also needed.

Thomas Jefferson

I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.

Osama bin Laden

I have sworn to only live free. Even if I find bitter the taste of death, I don't want to die humiliated or deceived.

Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Saint Augustine

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

Terri Guillemets

Wash out your ego every once in a while, as cleanliness is next to godliness not just in body but in humility as well.

Malcolm X

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.

Thomas Moore

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

William Osler

There is no disease more conducive to clinical humility than aneurysm of the aorta.

Thomas Paine

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Thomas Merton

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

Saint Augustine

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.

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.

Saint Augustine

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.

John Ruskin

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

Chris Evans

Nothing is worse than a beautiful girl fishing for compliments by saying how gross she is. On the flip side, I find genuine humility and modesty attractive.

Simone Weil

Humility is attentive patience.

George Clooney

I watch 'Batman & Robin' from time to time. It's the worst movie I ever made, so it's a good lesson in humility.

Simone Weil

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

Lawrence Peter Berra

It ain't the heat, it's the humility.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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 is the solid foundation of all virtues.

Margaret Mead

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

Rabindranath Tagore

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

Saint Augustine

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.

Katy Perry

I pray for humility, honestly, because it's very easy to be caught up in this world.

Robert Downey Jr.

I'm coming from a place of total strength and humility now.

Michael J. Fox

Humility is always a good thing. It's always a good thing to be humbled by circumstances so you can then come from a sincere place to try to deal with them.

Val Kilmer

You just don't understand humility until you have children and get divorced.

George Santayana

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

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Joseph Addison

The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.

Paulo Coelho

Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.

Simone Weil

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.