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Humility Quotes

Updated on February 22, 2014

Everybody needs a good dose of humility now and then. Here, from some of the greatest minds throughout our history, are some of my favorite quotes about humility.

Be sure to add your own favorite quotes about humility in the comments sections. I love to learn new quotes!

Quotes about Humility...

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

~Mark Twain

Life is a long lesson in humility.

~James M. Barrie

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.


Modesty is the citadel of beauty.


It well becomes a young man to be modest.

~Titus Maccius Plautus

Humility is no substitute for a good personality.

~Fran Lebowitz

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

~Ted Turner

I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty. But I am too busy thinking about myself.

~Edith Sitwell

Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.

~Jules Renard

More Quotes about Humility...

In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts. You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?

~Kanye West

The loss of one's dignified bearing is often sudden.

~Jerry Van Amerongen

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.


You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility.

~Lois McMaster Bujold

Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.

~Madam Guizot

I am no more humble than my talents require. ~Oscar Levant

The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.


In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility.

~William Shakespeare

Did I leave out your favorite Justice quote? - Tell me what it is and I'll add it!

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      gamecheathub 6 years ago

      Loved the Kanye West quote. Good stuff!