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Humility Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Humility:

And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment, its wars.
~ Leo Tolstoy.

Early in life I had to choose between arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright.

Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the naughtiness of humility.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.
~ Max Beerbohm.

Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
~ Fran Lebowitz.

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.
~ Charles Spurgeon.

If arrogance is the heady wine of youth, then humility must be its eternal hangover.
~ Helen Van Slyke.

Humility is attentive patience.
~ Simone Weil.

Humility is like underwear, essential but indecent if it shows.
~ Helen Nielsen.

If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.
~ Ted Turner.

In humility imitate Jesus and Socrates.
~ Benjamin Franklin.

It is abundantly clear that success tends to negate humility.
~ Landrum P. Leavell.

It wasn't until quite late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say "I don't know!"
~ W. Somerset Maugham.

Life is a long lesson in humility.
~ J.M. Barrie.

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

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

There are two main pitfalls on the road to mastery of the art of prayer. If a person gets what he asks for, his humility is in danger. If he fails to get what he asks for, he is apt to lose confidence. Indeed, no matter whether prayer seems to be succeeding or failing, humility and confidence are two virtues which are absolutely essential.
~ Author Unknown.

They are proud in humility; proud that they are not proud.
~ Robert Burton.

Thirteen virtues necessary for true success: temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility.
~ Benjamin Franklin.

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