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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.
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.
If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty. But I am too busy thinking about myself.
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
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?
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.
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.