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Over 70 Of The Best Humility Quotes

Sometimes, it’s hard to remember that we need to be humble to get along in the world. Our sense of pride can get in our way and cause us to make mistakes.

The things we brag about may even be false. Often people build up their humility so much, it’s a form of bragging in itself.

Most of us have had times when we’ve realized the need to be more humble. When you need to be reminded not to be too full of yourself, read these funny humility quotes. They will remind you about what’s really important.
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
Saint Augustine

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Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.
Kobe Bryant


An angel fell from Heaven without any other p*ssion except pride, and so we may ask whether it is possible to ascend to Heaven by humility alone, without any other of the virtues.
John Climacus

Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. Barrie

There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.
Henri Frederic Amiel
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For the Christian, humility is absolutely indispensable. Without it there can be no self-knowledge, no repentance, no faith and no salvation.
Aiden Wilson Tozer

Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
Alice Walker

Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?
Carl Sagan

Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don’t.
Tom Hiddleston


Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
Confucius
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You can have no greater sign of confirmed pride than when you think you are humble enough.
William Law

I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ and the brightest evidences that He is indeed our Master.
John Newton

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
Charles Caleb Colton


Selflessness is humility. Humility and freedom go hand in hand. Only a humble person can be free.
Jeff Wilson

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
Rick Warren
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Humility is not a character trait to develop, it’s the natural by-product of being with Jesus.
Louie Giglio

The virtue of pride, which was once the beauty of mankind, has given place to that fount of ugliness, Christian humility.
Max Ernst

Pride is about my glory; humility is about God’s glory.
Ephesians

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

Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
Simone Weil

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.
Rabino Nilton Bonder

If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
Mother Teresa

I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
John Ruskin

Christian humility does not consist in denying what there is of good in us; but in an abiding sense of ill-desert, and in the consciousness that what we have of good is due to the grace of God.
Charles Hodge

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Saint Augustine

Part of humility is taking responsibility for my sin and asking forgiveness even when it doesn’t feel good. God wants to heal and restore your relationships, but it’s not easy.
Chip Ingram

Nothing sets a person so much out of the devil’s reach as humility.
Jonathan Edwards

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

Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.
Madeleine L’Engle

Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:3-4

True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know.
Anonymous

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things.
Bryant H. McGill


Never be proud but show humility towards others, true wisdom lies in being humble.
Shri Radhe Maa

Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself.
Charles H. Spurgeon

No matter how good you think you are as a leader, my goodness, the people around you will have all kinds of ideas for how you can get better. So for me, the most fundamental thing about leadership is to have the humility to continue to get feedback and to try to get better – because your job is to try to help everybody else get better.
Jim Yong Kim

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

Some persons are always ready to level those above them down to themselves, while they are never willing to level those below them up to their own position. But he that is under the influence of true humility will avoid both these extremes. On the the one hand, he will be willing that all should rise just so far as their diligence and worth of character entitle them to; and on the other hand, he will be willing that his superiors should be known and acknowledged in their place, and have rendered to them all the honors that are their due.
Jonathan Edwards

Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.
St. Vincent de Paul

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.
Jesse Jackson

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

Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love.
John Wesley

If you plan to build a tall house of virtues, you must first lay deep foundations of humility.
Augustine

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.
C. S. Lewis

One cannot be humble and aware of oneself at the same time.
Madeleine L’Engle

Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred.
Yousef Munayyer

Humility of heart is the first step to salvation.
Zac Poonen

Humility is the greatest quality that a man can have, and arrogance is undoubtedly the worst.
Maulana W. Khan

There is nothing I can do to undo what I did. I can only say again how sorry I am to those I let down and then strive to go forward with a greater sense of humility and purpose, and with gratitude to those who stood with me during a very difficult chapter in my life.
David Petraeus

Only humility knows how to appreciate and admire the good qualities of others.
Sri Chinmoy

The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love.
Pope Francis

It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Mahatma Gandhi

The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us in our daily conduct.
Andy Murray

Fullness of knowledge always and necessarily means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance, and that is always conducive to both humility and reverence.
Robert A. Millikan

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


Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.
C.S Lewis


People who live in gl*ss houses shouldn’t throw stones.
George Herbert

We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.
Michelle Obama

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14

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

Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success.
Rick Pitino

Religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation. It is meant to transform anxiety into peace, arrogance into humility, envy into comp*ssion, to awaken the pure soul in man and his love for the Source, which is God.
Radhanath Swami

The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.
Vincent de Paul

Have more humility. Remember you don’t know the limits of your own abilities. Successful or not, if you keep pushing beyond yourself, you will enrich your own life–and maybe even please a few strangers.
A.L. Kennedy

A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to our world.
Ellen G. White

He who sacrifices a whole offering shall be rewarded for a whole offering; he who offers a burnt-offering shall have the reward of a burnt-offering; but he who offers humility to God and man shall be rewarded with a reward as if he had offered all the sacrifices in the world.
The Talmud

If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble; for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, so it is believed of none but by itself; the voice of humility is God’s music, and the silence of humility is God’s rhetoric. Humility enforces where neither virtue nor strength can prevail nor reason.
Francis Quarles

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.
John C. Maxwell

A humble person is more likely to be self confident… a person with real humility knows how much they are loved.
Cornelius Plantinga

A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.
James E. Faust

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.
Thomas Moore

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