Humility Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Humility

#1. All that we can do with any spiritual discipline is produce within ourselves something of the silence, the humility, the detachment, the purity of heart and the indifference which are required if the inner self is to make some shy, unpredictable manifestation of his presence.11 - Author: James Finley
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#2. The 'HIGHway' to peace is humility! - Author: Evinda Lepins
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#3. Oh, Brethren, what is the result of pride? Oh, see what humility can do? What was the need for all these sufferings? For, if from the beginning Man had humbled himself, obeyed God, and kept the commandment he would not have fallen. - Author: Dorotheus Of Gaza
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#4. Thirteen virtues necessary for true success: temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility. - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#5. Plutarch has a fine expression, with regard to some woman of learning, humility, and virtue;
that her ornaments were such as might be purchased without money, and would render any woman's life both glorious and happy. - Author: Laurence Sterne
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#6. Gowdy had a love affair with the microphone and the fans had a love affair with him. American sports fans truly lost an icon, a legend who never felt he was bigger than anyone else. He had that humility that made him special, and he made everyone feel like they were so important. - Author: Dick Vitale
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#7. It is not my prayer and humility that you cause things to go as you wish, but by acquiring a knowledge of natural laws. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#8. Stephen Douglas's oratory was designed for the galleries, Lincoln's for his peers - Author: Harold Holzer
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#9. What is humility but truthfulness? There is no real difference. - Author: Walter Hilton
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#10. Clarity and consistency are not enough: the quest for truth requires humility and effort. - Author: Tariq Ramadan
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#11. Loving humility is marvelously strong, the strongest of all things, and there is nothing like it. - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#12. It's a kind of arrogance to be so certain you're past redemption. - Author: Ellis Peters
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#13. Exceptional men do not hold their experiences to be out of the ordinary or of interest to anyone else. Unlike the trodden fungus-men, they are not so ignorantly and presumptuously self-absorbed. They are nobody and they know it. They shun notice. They are exceedingly rare. - Author: Nick Tosches
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#14. Be the hero of your children's story. Never let them believe for a minute that honor, courage and doing what is right is only reserved for other fathers and mothers. - Author: Shannon L. Alder
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#15. If after all your efforts you cannot succeed, you could not please our Lord more than by sacrificing to Him your will, and remaining in tranquility, humility, and devotion, entirely conformed and submissive to His divine will and good pleasure. - Author: Francis De Sales
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#16. About humility we speak with an analogy: When the branches are full of fruit, they just bow down. - Author: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
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#17. Whether we speak of the death to self or a sinking down in humility and meekness before God or faith in the Lamb of God, it all means one thing - a deliverance from self to find our liberty and our blessedness in the living sacrifice of ourselves for all around us. THE END - Author: Andrew Murray
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#18. A righteous beggar is better than a proud king. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#19. The only wisdom we can hope to acquire
Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.
The houses are all gone under the sea.
The dancers are all gone under the hill. - Author: T. S. Eliot
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#20. There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. - Author: Alfred Austin
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#21. A spiritual prayer is a humble prayer. Prayer is the asking of an alms, which requires humility ... The lower the heart descends, the higher the prayer ascends. - Author: Thomas Watson
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#22. Every day work on your humility through your meditation, giving more of yourself, giving those things you don't want to give. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#23. Imitate Jesus and Socrates - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#24. Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. - Author: Confucius
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#25. These then are the marks of the ideal Church - love, suffering, holiness, sound doctrine, genuineness, evangelism and humility. They are what Christ desires to find in His churches as He walks among them. - Author: John Stott
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#26. The sign of the new Covenant is humility, hiddenness - the sign of the mustard-seed. The Son of God comes in lowliness. Both these elements belong together: the profound continuity in the history of God's action and the radical newness of the hidden mustard-seed. - Author: Pope Benedict XVI
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#27. Only the ego can fear, experience hate, lust and jealousy. Humility experiences none of these things - it merges into the transcendental awareness of perfection. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#28. Greatness is a two-faced coin - and the reverse is humility. - Author: Marguerite Steen
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#29. And we must - absolutely must - maintain a fundamental humility before the Great Mystery. If we do not, religion always worships itself and its formulations and never God. - Author: Richard Rohr
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#30. I don't like offending people, and it's easy to offend people when you don't know as much as they do. This group knows more about what it takes to lead in this way than I ever will. My goal is to push people, but I need to do it from a place of respect. - Author: Seth Godin
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#31. Humility is not weakness, but strength under control - Author: A.R. Bernard
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#32. If one avoids haughtiness to the utmost extent and is exceedingly humble, he is termed a saint, and this is the standard of saintliness. - Author: Maimonides
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#33. Love teaches you humility - patience - understanding. - Author: Charles Todd
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#34. I was only 44, which is childhood philosophy. - Author: Will Durant
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#35. Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America. I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility. - Author: Mitt Romney
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#36. Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred. - Author: Yousef Munayyer
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#37. Love the life you have been given. And be humbled by it. It is not to be despised. - Author: G. Willow Wilson
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#38. Humility is a virtue that one can find, in which God in heaven rejoices ,and in His love he enfolds you, close to his heart He does bind. - Author: Henrietta Newton Martin
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#39. What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. - Author: Oscar Levant
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#40. This is without subtlety, he said, as if to himself. His voice was cool and pleasant. His every move was part of a dance, a dance that never ended, even when his body was still, at rest, but for all the power it suggested, there was also a humility, an open simplicity. - Author: William Gibson
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#41. Oh, that we fully understood how very opposite our self-righteousness is to the designs of God! - Author: Jeanne Marie Bouvier De La Motte Guyon
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#42. Remember that though humility, without firmness, may be cowardly, yet courage without humility is presumptuous. - Author: Marie Angelique Arnauld
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#43. Integrity, like humility, is a quality which vanishes the moment we are conscious of it in ourselves. We see it only in others. - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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#44. I think being vulnerable paves the way for humility. - Author: Jonathan Sadowski
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#45. Perhaps humility is the greatest wisdom of all. - Author: James Rozoff
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#46. I spent a lot of time with President Mandela supporting his efforts in the peace process in Burundi. The thing that impressed me the most was his humility. - Author: John Prendergast
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#47. Humility mainly becometh the converse of man with his Maker. - Author: Martin Farquhar Tupper
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#48. Martin Luther was a thoroughly educated man but he wore this lightly. His sermons were littered with only examples and improving tales, drawing equally from the fables of Aesop and the follies of life he observed all around him. - Author: Andrew Pettegree
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#49. The three most important virtues are humility, humility, and humility. - Author: Bernard Of Clairvaux
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#50. 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. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#51. The humility that cringes in order that reproof may be escaped or favor obtained is as unchristian as it is profoundly immoral. - Author: Dallas Willard
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#52. It can be unhelpful to wax eloquent about the inerrancy of Scripture without an accompanying acknowledgment that, while Scripture may be inerrant, there are no inerrant interpreters of Scripture. - Author: Wendy Vanderwal-Gritter
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#53. My own spirit, soul, and body are my nearest machinery for sacred service. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#54. If you have humility, you are willing to undertake anything to spread the dharma. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#55. In the context of today, this WAS heroism. - Author: John Howard Griffin
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#56. He whose speech, behavior and humility captivates people's minds, becomes worthy of worship by people. - Author: Dada Bhagwan
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#57. Why did you act in this way, you pitiable ones? Make a bow of repentance, recognize your fault, be sorry for your nakedness. Neither one of them could blame himself, neither of them had the least bit of humility. - Author: Dorotheus Of Gaza
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#58. Hire people who are smarter than you are - whose talents surpass yours - and give them opportunities for growth. It's the smart thing to do and it is a sign of high personal humility. - Author: Bruna Martinuzzi
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#59. Did the Almighty, holding in his right hand truth, and in his left hand search after truth, deign to proffer me the one I might prefer, in all humility, but without hesitation, I should request search after truth. - Author: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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#60. We can never be a nation of snobs so long as we are willing to poke fun at ourselves. - Author: Edgar Wilson Nye
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#61. Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#62. Humility is always one play away. - Author: Tim Foley
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#63. Always remember, no matter how big you get in life, God is still bigger; when you feel to be at your lowest point, Satan is still at the bottom. - Author: Anthony Liccione
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#64. Eternal humility is the price of knowledge. - Author: Yanko Tsvetkov
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#65. One of the most difficult things to learn is to render service without bossing, without making a fuss about it, and without any consciousness of high and low. In the world of spirituality, humility counts at least as much as utility. - Author: Meher Baba
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#66. Humility: The most quietly profound professor in the university of Christian living. - Author: Evinda Lepins
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#67. Every Christian has the power to heal infirmities-not of others, but his own, and not of the body, but of the soul-that is, sins and sinful habits-and to cast out devils, rejecting evil thoughts sown by them, and extinguishing the excitement of passions enflamed by them. - Author: Theophan The Recluse
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#68. Influence requires humility. The essence of influence is others. The key word is relationships. - Author: Johnny Hunt
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#69. I think a writer should always be surprised; and the more I write, the more it seems that the language itself, when explored with humility, is always deeper and more accurate than what the author thought he had in mind. - Author: Ciaran Carson
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#70. Humility is a priceless virtue; however, it takes a lot of self-emptying to cultivate it. - Author: Michael Ugwu Eneja
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#71. Life's a short trip. You'll find out. - Author: Rodney Dangerfield
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#72. The reality is that everybody makes mistakes. The issue isn't whether you will make them, it's what you will do about them. It's whether you will choose the path of humility and courage or the path of ego and pride. - Author: Stephen Covey
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#73. When we are forced to stop the noise around us and in us, we begin to hear everything that is not us, and this is the beginning of humility and the renewal of our soul's energy; as only by listening to all that is larger than us can we discover and feel our place in the Universe. - Author: Mark Nepo
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#74. True humility isn't thinking less of yourself. It's thinking of yourself exactly the way God thinks of you; not more and not less. - Author: Praying Medic
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#75. He was driven to use the prerogatives of his profession, to act the parson. - Author: E. M. Forster
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#76. Humility applied to convictions does not mean believing things any less; it means treating those who hold contrary beliefs with respect and friendship. - Author: John Dickson
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#77. Get your emotions under control and your life under control. Work really hard and don't make a big deal out of yourself. Have humility. Believe in yourself. Don't get a fanatical fixation on a teacher. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#78. Worn out by suffering, we lie on our great backs, tossing grass up to heaven - as a distraction, not a prayer. That's not humility you see on our long final journeys: it's procrastination. It hurts my heavy body to lie down. - DAN CHIASSON, The Elephant - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#79. History, well read, is simply humility well told, in many manners. - Author: Adam Gopnik
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#80. Through prayer, charity and humility before God, people receive a heart which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous, a heart which is not closed, indifferent or prey to the globalization of indifference. - Author: Pope Francis
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#81. Live humbly and for the moment. - Author: Fennel Hudson
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#82. In order to free ourselves from our assumptions about love, we must ask ourselves what long-held, often buried assumptions are and then face them, which takes courage, humility, and kindness. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
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#83. When pride retreats from a man, humility begins to dwell in him, and the more pride is diminished, so much more does humility grow. The one gives way to the other as to its opposite. Darkness departs and light appears. Pride is darkness, but humility is light. - Author: Tikhon Of Zadonsk
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#84. We might not be equal in what we know but we are surely equal, in what we do not know. - Author: Pushkar Ganesh Vaidya
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#85. The real test of love is loving those who we feel are the hardest ones to love. - Author: Criss Jami
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#86. If you are 'humble', it may help you in ordinary life. If you are not, you will get nowhere in higher things. - Author: Idries Shah
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#87. I like to introduce myself, because THEN I can get in all the facts." The usually self-deprecating John Hay on the ironic formality of signing his own commission as Secretary of State. - Author: John Taliaferro
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#88. History is the queen of the humanities. It teaches wisdom and humility, and it tells us how things change through time. - Author: Gordon S. Wood
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#89. The reason why rivers and seas are able to be lords over a hundred mountain streams, is that they know how to keep below them. That is why they are able to reign over all the mountain streams. - Author: Laozi
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#90. Those that are too refined to be simple need to be refined again. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#91. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. - Author: Anonymous
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#92. One doubts existence of free will [because] every action determined by heredity, constitution, example of others or teaching of others." "This view should teach one profound humility, one deserves no credit for anything ... nor ought one to blame others. - Author: Charles Darwin
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#93. Being a humble person, she gave her pie shop a humble name - PIE. - Author: Sarah Weeks
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#94. The point that I think myself to be so terribly clever is the precise point at which I am beginning to think myself to be god-like, which causes me to become God-less. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#95. The actor that taught me the most was Bernie Mac. I did my first big budget studio film with he and Angela Bassett, 'Mr. 3000' for Disney. Bernie taught me by example what creates success is humility and hard work. - Author: Brian J. White
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#96. The shape of evil is much more superficiality and blindness than the usual list of hot sins. God hides, and is found, precisely in the depths of everything. - Author: Richard Rohr
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#97. I can tell you that I never aspired to be president. I always honour something that Commander Chavez told us: that while we were in these posts, we must be clothed in humility and understand that we are here to protect the man and woman of the streets. - Author: Nicolas Maduro
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#98. A true leader must be able to command with an iron fist, not just a humble heart. - Author: Evan Meekins
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#99. Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle. - Author: Eric Zorn
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#100. Asking for advice is an act of humility ... The act alone says, "I need you." The decision maker and the adviser are pushed into a closer relationship. - Author: Dennis Bakke
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