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A list of the best humility quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous humility quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic humility quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational humility quotes from that same writer.

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Before honor is humility. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Before honor is humility.

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No one should be ashamed to ad... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday. Alexander Pope

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The first test of a truly grea... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do. John Ruskin

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One that does not think to hig... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
One that does not think to highly of himself is more than he thinks. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A modest man is usually admire... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him. Edgar Watson Howe

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If you are right, take the hum... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
If you are right, take the humble side -- you will help the other fellow. If you are wrong, take the humble side -- and you will help yourself.

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Do nothing out of selfish ambi... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. -- Philippians 2:3

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A vulgar mind is proud in pros... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity. Ruckett

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Humility is the ladder to divi... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Humility is the ladder to divine understanding.

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It was pride that changed ange... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. Augustine of Hippo

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The more humble a man is befor... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
The more humble a man is before God the more he will be exalted; the more humble he is before man, the more he will get rode roughshod. Josh Billings

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Humility like the darkness, re... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights. Henry David Thoreau

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Mental toughness is many thing... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love. Vince Lombardi

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Humility is often a false fron... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others. Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

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Nothing is more intolerable th... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors. Ludwig van Beethoven

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"And as for death -- we get what we expect." Janet Morris

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Too humble is half proud. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Too humble is half proud.

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If thou desire the love of God... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail. Francis Quarles

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If you would have people speak... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
If you would have people speak well of you, then do not speak well of yourself. Blaise Pascal

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I confess that altruistic and ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
I confess that altruistic and cynically selfish talk seem to me about equally unreal. With all humility, I think whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor; you must be living with your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing. Oliver Wendell Holmes^! Jr.

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The graveyards are full of ind... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
The graveyards are full of indispensable men. Charles de Gaulle

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The humble are in danger when ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
The humble are in danger when those in power disagree. Phaedrus

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Be it ever so humble, there's ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like one's own.

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We come nearest to the great w... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. Rabindranath Tagore

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I am the greatest, I said that... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was. Muhammad Ali

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"I'm just a weapon of the god." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Painful for a person is rebell... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Painful for a person is rebellious independence, only in loving companionship with his associates does a person feel safe: Only in reverently bowing down before the higher does a person feel exalted. Thomas Carlyle

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They are proud in humility, pr... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
They are proud in humility, proud that they are not proud. Robert Burton

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Humility is no substitute for ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Humility is no substitute for a good personality. Fran Lebowitz

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With all humility, I think, Wh... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
With all humility, I think, Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might. Infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing, you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor: you must be living in your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing. Oliver Wendell Holmes^! Jr.

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Those who are believed to be m... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious. Baruch Spinoza

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Humility is indeed beatness, a... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to. William S. Burroughs

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When you are as great as I am ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
When you are as great as I am it is hard to be humble. Muhammad Ali

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When we become aware of our hu... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
When we become aware of our humility, we've lost it.

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Don't be humble, you're not th... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Don't be humble, you're not that great. Golda Meir

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Too much humility is pride. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
Too much humility is pride.

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He that humbleth himself wishe... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quotes About Humility
He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted. Friedrich Nietzsche