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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 Quotes.

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 Quotes.

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 Quotes.

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

Humility is attentive patience.
~ Simone Weil.

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

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

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

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

If any pilgrim monk come from distant parts, with wish as a guest to dwell in the monastery, and will be content with the customs which he finds in the place, and does not perchance by his lavishness disturb the monastery, but is simply content with what he finds, he shall be received for as long as he desires. If, indeed, he find fault with anything, or expose it, reasonably, and with the humility of charity, the Abbott shall discuss it prudently lest perchance God had sent him for this very thing. But, if he have been found gossipy and contumacious in the time of his sojourn as guest, not only ought he not be joined to the body of the monastery, but also, it shall be said to him, honestly, that he must depart. If he does not go, let two stout monks, in the name of God, explain the matter to him.
~ St. Benedict.

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

In humility imitate Jesus and Socrates.
~ Benjamin Franklin Quotes.

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 Quotes.

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

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

Never since the time of Copernicus have so many experts been so wrong so often with so little humility.
~ Author Unknown.

Pride, perceiving humility honourable, often borrows her cloak.
~ Thomas Fuller.

Self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures. With it comes the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God's help. ... We find that bit by bit we can discard the old life-the one that did not work-for a new life that can and does work under conditions whatever.
~ Author Unknown.

The genius of happiness is still so rare, is indeed on the whole the rarest genius. To possess it means to approach life with the humility of a beggar, but to treat it with the proud generosity of a prince; to bring to its totality the deep understanding of a great poet and to each of its moments the abandonment and ingenuousness of a child.
~ Ellen Key.

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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