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Humility Quotes

When you are as great as I am it is hard to be humble.

Author: Muhammad Ali (1942)

Profession: American Boxer

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

Author: Muhammad Ali (1942)

Profession: American Boxer

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.

Author: George Arliss (1868-1946)

Profession: British Actor

Only those who feel little in the eyes of God, can hope to be mighty in the eyes of men.

Author: Ernest Moritz Arndt (1769-1860)

Profession: Swedish-born German Poet, Patriot

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

Author: St. Augustine (354-430)

Profession: Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian

What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.

Author: Monica Baldwin


Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.

Author: Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Profession: German Composer

It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.

Author: St. Bernard (1090-1153)

Profession: French Theologian and Reformer

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. [Philippians 2:3]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Before honor is humility.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

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.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride, when, in fact, it is a point of equilibrium. The opposite of pride is actually a lack of self esteem. A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and appreciate himself as part of this worlds marvels

Author: Rabino Nilton Bonder


Without humility there can be no humanity.

Author: John Buchan (1875-1940)

Profession: Scottish Writer, Statesman

Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to.

Author: William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)

Profession: American Writer

They are proud in humility, proud that they are not proud.

Author: Robert Burton (1576-1640)

Profession: British Clergyman, Scholar