The Best Quotes About Humility

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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.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about humility?" and "What are inspirational humility quotes?"

This list includes notable humility quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest humility quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite humility sayings get to the bottom of the list.
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  • 2

    Before honor is humility.

    19 votes
  • 3

    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
    17 votes
  • 4

    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
    13 votes
  • 5

    A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.

    Edgar Watson Howe
    12 votes
  • 6

    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.

    16 votes