Humility Quotes - Page 2

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

It wasn’t until quite late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say “I don’t know!”
– Somerset Maugham

Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
– Oliver Herford

I can’t tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no off spring.
– James McNeill Whistler

Most of us retain enough of the theological attitude to think that we are little gods.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
– Barry Switzer

The sufficiency of my merit is to know that my merit is not sufficient.
— St. Augustine

In all that surrounds him the egotist sees only the frame of his own portrait.
– J. Petit-Senn

Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.
— Ezra Taft Benson

A man who is at the top is a man who has the habit of getting to the bottom.
— Joseph E. Rogers

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
— La Rochefoucauld

We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
– François Rochefoucauld

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
– Malcolm S. Forbes

There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us.
– Laurence J. Peter

When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high.
– Mary H. Waldrip

True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
– Edward Frederick

He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
– George Eliot

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The fullest and best ears of corn hang lowest toward the ground.
— Bishop Reynolds

Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.
– William Safire