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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.

Saint Augustine

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

George Santayana

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

Margaret Mead

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

D. H. Lawrence

All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.

Zac Efron

Jesse McCartney is one of the nicest people around. I hate when I hear bad things about him, because anyone who knows him would agree that he's a good guy and really humble.

Willie Nelson

I was influenced a lot by those around me - there was a lot of singing that went on in the cotton fields.

Thomas Jefferson

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

John D. Rockefeller

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

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.

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.

Ulysses S. Grant

I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally.

Larry King

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.

Andre Gide

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Joseph Addison

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.

H. L. Mencken

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.

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.

Lao Tzu

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

Dorothy Day

Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action.

Thomas Moore

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

Mother Teresa

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

Saint Augustine

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

Thomas Paine

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Thomas Merton

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

Ambrose Bierce

A sure way of getting the last word in an argument is to say you right. 

Simone Weil

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

Dwight L. Moody

There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Julia Roberts

People came up: I thought you were 6 ft tall. I'm average height - 5 ft 8 ins, skinny blonde. One guy says to me, So, where's the fox from Mystic Pizza?

Julia Roberts

Why is it so weird that somebody didn't recognize me? ... The fact is that whenever I meet somebody, I say, Nice to meet you. I'm Julia.

Elton John

I was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing machine than the fact that I was taking drugs.

Andy Warhol

I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say "figment."

Lawrence Peter Berra

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

Dwight L. Moody

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Don't be "consistent" but be simple true.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

George Bernard Shaw

All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.

Albert Einstein

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.

William Shakespeare

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.