Humility Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs

Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying. ~Johannes Tauler

IN Paradise there are many Saints who never gave alms on earth: their poverty justified them. There are many Saints who never mortified their bodies by fasting, or wearing hair shirts: their bodily infirmities excused them. There are many Saints too who were not virgins: their vocation was otherwise. But in Paradise there is no Saint who was not humble. ~Fr. Cajetan Mary da Bergamo

Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. ~Henry Ward Beecher

The man who thinks he can live without others is mistaken; the one who thinks others can’t live without him is even more deluded. ~Hasidic Saying

Humility is the only virtue that no devil can imitate. If pride made demons out of angels, there is no doubt that humility could make angels out of demons. ~Saint John Climacus

Humility is attentive patience. ~Simone Weil

A disease and its treatment can be a series of humiliations, a chisel for humility. ~Laurel Lee

Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers. ~Swami Sivananda

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. ~Saint Augustine of Hippo

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

True humility is contentment. ~Henri Frederic Amiel

Humility, that low, sweet root, From which all heavenly virtues shoot. ~Saint Thomas Moore

Humility is the only certain defense against humiliation. ~Anonymous

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

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps. ~Mahatma Gandhi

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. ~Monica Baldwin

Life is a long lesson in humility. ~James Matthew Barrie

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

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. ~Isaac Newton

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life. ~George Arliss

Humility makes great men twice honorable ~Benjamin Franklin

Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self. ~Charles H. Spurgeon

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. ~Kong Fu Zi

Without humility there can be no humanity. ~John Buchan

Humility is a necessary veil to all other graces. ~William Gurnall

Fairest and best adorned is she Whose clothing is humility. ~James Montgomery

The truest way to be deceived is to think oneself more knowing than others. ~Fran├žois de la Rochefoucauld

Silly Humility Quotes and Sayings

Humility is like underwear, essential, but indecent if it shows. ~Helen Nielsen

One may be humble out of pride. ~Michel de Montaigne

I’ve never had a humble opinion. If you’ve got an opinion, why be humble about it? ~Joan Baez

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

Funny Humility Quotes and Sayings

At the feast of ego everyone leaves hungry. ~Anonymous

Every animal knows more than you do. ~Nez Perce Proverb

Don’t look for more honor than your learning merits. ~Jewish Proverb

If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings. ~Welsh Proverb

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

A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride. ~C. S. Lewis

Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire. ~William Penn

I have lived as plain Mr. Jinnah and I hope to die as plain Mr. Jinnah. I am very much averse to any title or honours and I will be more than happy if there was no prefix to my name. ~Muhammad Ali Jinnah

A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility. ~Lawrence G. Lovasik

Humility is pride in God. ~Austin O’Malley

Be humble, for the worst thing in the world is of the same stuff as you; be confident, for the stars are of the same stuff as you. ~Nicholai Velimirovic

The churches must learn humility as well as teach it. ~George Bernard Shaw

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. ~Dwight David Eisenhower

Humility is no substitute for a good personality. ~Fran Lebowitz

If I had any humility I would be perfect. ~Ted Turner

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