49 quotes about Humility
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I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
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When you are as great as I am it is hard to be humble.
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Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.
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Only those who feel little in the eyes of God, can hope to be mighty in the eyes of men.
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It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
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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.
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Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
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It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.
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Before honor is humility.
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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. [Philippians 2:3]
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The more humble a man is before God the more he will be exalted; the more humble he is before man, the more he will get rode roughshod.
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Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride, when, in fact, it is a point of equilibrium. The opposite of pride is actually a lack of self esteem. A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and appreciate himself as part of this worlds marvels
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Without humility there can be no humanity.
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Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to.
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They are proud in humility, proud that they are not proud.
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Painful for a person is rebellious independence, only in loving companionship with his associates does a person feel safe: Only in reverently bowing down before the higher does a person feel exalted.
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The cross is the invincible sanctuary of the humble.
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Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain.
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Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
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The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
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One that does not think to highly of himself is more than he thinks.
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With all humility, I think, Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might. Infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing, you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor: you must be living in your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.
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I confess that altruistic and cynically selfish talk seem to me about equally unreal. With all humility, I think whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor; you must be living with your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.
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A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
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Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others.
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Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
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Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.
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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.
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Don't be humble, you're not that great.
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Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows.
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He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.
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The humble and meek are thirsting for blood.
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If you would have people speak well of you, then do not speak well of yourself.
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The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.
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No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.
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Too much humility is pride.
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Too humble is half proud.
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If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
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A man who is at the top is a man who has the habit of getting to the bottom.
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A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity.
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The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
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The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings.
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Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
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We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
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Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.
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When we become aware of our humility, we've lost it.
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If you are right, take the humble side -- you will help the other fellow. If you are wrong, take the humble side -- and you will help yourself.
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Humility is the ladder to divine understanding.
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Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like one's own.
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