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We should always remember to be full of humility, and these humble quotes will help you do just that. It is so crucial because humility is one of the few virtues that make the best and most lovable people differ from the worst.

Through humility, not only will you be able to inspire others to do the same but also stay on the positive side of life.

This way, you will always be able to remember that you are not perfect, and you will also be able to stay ahead in life. Also, through humility, you will be able to accept your strengths as well as your limitations instead of fighting them.

Best Humble Quotes

1.) Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.
A. R. Rahman

2.) Stay humble, be fearless, and work, work, work, work, work, work.

3.) A great man is always willing to be little.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

4.) Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
Simone Weil

5.) Talent is God-given, be humble; fame is man-given, be thankful; conceit is self-given, be careful.
John Wooden

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6.) Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success.
Rick Pitino

7.) is not a good teacher; failure makes you humble.
Shah Rukh Khan

8.) In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart.
Thomas Merton

9.) Never, ‘for the sake of peace and quiet,’ deny your own experience or convictions.
Dag Hammarskjold

Good Humble Quotes.

Quotes About Being Humble

10.) Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

11.) Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
Miyamoto Musashi

12.) A mistake that makes us humble is better than an achievement that makes us arrogant.

13.) Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will.
Zig Ziglar

14.) Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
John Wooden

15.) I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.
Mahatma Gandhi

C.S. Lewis - Humble quotes.

Modest and Self-deprecating Humble Quotes

16.) The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.
Phillips Brooks

17.) Mastery begins with humility.
Robin Sharma

18.) In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Galileo Galilei

19.) Humility is the essence of love and intelligence; it is not an achievement.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

20.) Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.
Jesse Jackson

21.) It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me and that He will look on me in love and compassion.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

22.) We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
Rabindranath Tagore

23.) Showing off is for the insecure.
Andy Atticus

24.) We have to humble ourselves, and the way you do that is by serving other people.
Tim Tebow

25.) On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Michel de Montaigne

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Socrates on knowing nothing.

Stay Humble Quotes

26.) No matter how high up you get, never forget where you came from.

27.) Have more humility. Remember, you don’t know the limits of your own abilities. Successful or not, if you keep pushing beyond yourself, you will enrich your own life–and maybe even please a few strangers.
A.L. Kennedy

28.) Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

29.) Stay true in the dark and humble in the spotlight.
Harold B. Lee

30.) God will have a humble people. Either we can choose to be humble, or we can be compelled to be humble.
Ezra Taft Benson

31.) The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.
Criss Jami

32.) If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
Khalil Gibran

Lift yourself up - humble quotes.


33.) Don’t worry about the pressure or responsibility. Just live in it, have fun, and when everything seems to be going right, just stay humble and remember your family.
Roman Reigns

34.) Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

35.) To lead the people, walk behind them.
Lao Tzu

37.) Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class and be humble.
John Madden

38.) The best route is to stay humble and stay true to yourself.
Rich The Kid

39.) Be kind, work hard, stay humble, smile often, stay loyal, be honest, travel when possible, never stop learning, and love always.

40.) Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
Blaise Pascal

Humility saying by Augustine of Hippo.

Humility Quotations

41.) To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.
Criss Jami

42.) Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Steven Tyler

43.) Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.
Patrick Süskind

44.) I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
John Ruskin

45.) Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it’s thinking of yourself less.
C. S. Lewis

46.) True humility is when you can surprise yourself more than others; the rest is either shyness or good marketing.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

47.) True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

48.) Humility, that low, sweet root from which all heavenly virtues shoot.
Thomas Moore

49.) True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know.

50.) Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.
John J. McCloy

51.) True humility is contentment.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Thomas Moore quote on humility.

Self-effacing Quotations

52.) Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.
Madeleine L’Engle

53.) To a person who has true humility, words are vows.
Filipino Proverb

54.) The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.
Mignon McLaughlin

55.) We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
Rabindranath Tagore

56.) Selflessness is humility. Humility and freedom go hand in hand. Only a humble person can be free.
Jeff Wilson

57.) There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

Thomas Merton on Humility.

Humble Person

58.) I’ll never forget where I’m from. It’s essential to remain humble and evolving.
Freida Pinto

59.) People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success, and less defeated in times of travail.
Bob Newhart

60.) Stand in utter humility at the sight of your true potential for mastery.
Robin Sharma

61.) Every day, I feel humbled when I experience the vibrational essence of my world.
Debbie A. Anderson

62.) We’re gracious, and we’re humble, and we play the game a certain way, whether we win or lose.
Megan Rapinoe

63.) Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.
Gordon B. Hinckley

64.) The best of people is the one who humbles himself the more his rank increases.
Prophet Muhammad

Lao Tzu - Humble quotes.


65.) Pride makes us artificial, and humility makes us real.
Thomas Merton

66.) One cannot be humble and aware of oneself at the same time.
Madeleine L’Engle

67.) Humble people can do great things with an uncommon perfection because they are no longer concerned about their own interests and their own reputation, and therefore they no longer need to waste their efforts in defending them.
Thomas Merton

68.) Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Matthew 24:12

69.) Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.
Andrew Murray

70.) I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
Albert Einstein

71.) Be humble, hungry, and the hardest worker in the room.
Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

Inspirational Humility Quotes

72.) If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
Booker T. Washington

73.) If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
Mother Teresa

74.) It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and, in the contemplation of her beauties, to know of wonder and humility.
Rachel Carson

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

76.) Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.
St. Vincent de Paul

77.) The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility.
T.S. Eliot

78.) The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion is humility.
Charles Caleb Colton

79.) Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
Camille Pissarro

80.) I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people.
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela on the Importance of Humility Video

Deferential Sayings

81.) Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.

82.) Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.
A. R. Rahman

83.) It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
Augustine Of Hippo

84.) Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go so much further and open doors you cannot imagine.
Ann Tran

85.) In essence, you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone. True self-esteem and true humility arise out of that realization. In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem, and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same.
Eckhart Tolle

Short Humble Quotes

86.) True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
Rick Warren

87.) A wise man is humble, knowing he actually doesn’t know much.
Eraldo Banovac

88.) Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Ann Landers

89.) It is always the secure who are humble.
Gilbert K Chesterton

90.) ​Humility, like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.
Henry David Thoreau

91.) ​Greatness is to stay humble when the whole world calls you great!
Mehmet Murat Ildan

92.) ​True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.
Martin Luther King Jr

Humble Sayings

93.) A humble man will always receive the best that others have to offer; for he recognizes the truth.
Jeremy Aldana

94.) In reality, humility means nothing other than complete honesty about yourself.
William Countryman

95.) We are all stumblers, and the beauty and meaning of life are in the stumbling.
David Brooks

96.) Keep trying. Stay humble. Trust your instincts. Most importantly, act. When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Yogi Berra

97.) The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings.
Fulton J. Sheen

98.) Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
William Penn

99.) A wise man is humble, knowing he actually doesn’t know much.
Eraldo Banovac

100.) The measure of who we are is how we react to something that does not go our way.
Gregg Popovich

101.) I am often in errr, but never in doubt.
William Safire

102.) Humility is a strange thing; the minute you think you’ve got it, you’ve lost it.
E.D. Hulse, Bashford Methodist Messenger, Feb 1967

103.) You can boast about anything if it’s all you have. Maybe the less you have, the more you are required to boast.
John Steinbeck

104.) ​There is something in humility which, strangely enough, exalts the heart, and something in pride which debases it.
Saint Augustine

​105.) Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
Alice Walker

How These Humble Quotes Will Help You

As mentioned before, humility is one of the most important characteristics a person could possess. And, through these quotes, you will be able to remember just that.

Then, not will you only be able to view the world with a different, better perspective, but you will also be able to help others do the same. This way, you will be able to keep reminding yourself not to become too prideful.

So, you can also post these online and help others as well or simply keep them to yourselves. By spreading them, you will be able to help others not to be selfish but selfless, helping everyone around them. Additionally, these will remind you of the importance and the benefits of modesty.

Then, you will be able to stay your best self even in the best of times; when everything is going your way. These are also great to be used on various social media platforms and will surely help you to form a good impression of yourself.

By Michael O’Halloran

Michael is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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