Humility Quotes

Live life with great humility.
– Lailah Gifty Akita

“Real humility is graceful power, not a mandate to be victimized and abused.”
– Bryant McGil

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.
— John J. McCloy

If thou wouldst find much favor and peace with God and man, be very low in thine own eyes; forgive thyself little, and others much.
— Leighton

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

Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one.
– Lord Chesterfield

If thou wilt receive profit, read with humility, simplicity and faith, and seek not at any time the fame of being learned.
— Thomas à Kempis

With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
– Schopenhauer

True humility is not an abject, groveling, self despising spirit; it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us.
— Tryon Edwards

To have a thing is little, if you’re not allowed to show it, to know a thing, is nothing unless others know you know it.
– Charles Neaves

In a humble state, you learn better. I can’t find anything else very exciting about humility, but at least there’s that.
— John Dooner

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

Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.
– Eric Hoffer

Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able and yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
— William Penn

When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.
– Bernard Baily

Humility is at the equilibrium of ego. When we’re on center, we manage our ego rather than it managing use.
— Steve Smith

Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
– Dwight Morrow

You shouldn’t gloat about anything you’ve done; you ought to keep going and find something better to do.
– David Packard

True humility the basis of the Christian system—is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues.
— Edmund Burke

Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.
– Peter Marshall