80+ Best Humility Quotes: Exclusive Selection

One of the most important characteristics of any human being is humility. Cultivating humility can be surprisingly powerful in a variety of different ways. It improves your well-being, self-control, work performance and relationships. Inspirational humility quotes will remind you what’s really important, so you can become a person who selflessly serves the world and make a difference.

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Famous Humility Quotes

A humble person is more likely to be self confident a person with real humility knows how much they are loved. Cornelius Plantinga

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

Humility is no substitute for a good personality. Fran Lebowitz

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

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. Thomas Merton

Humility isn’t denying your strengths; it’s being honest about your weaknesses. Rick Warren

Mastery begins with humility. Robin Sharma

There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self. Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Humility is becoming a lost art, but it’s not difficult to practice. It means that you realize that others have been involved in your success. Harvey Mackay

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

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. Thomas Merton

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

Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character. Melanie Koulouris

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

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. Saint Augustine

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

It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. Mahatma Gandhi

To lead the people, walk behind them. Lao Tzu

One of the most important things about leadership is that you have to have the kind of humility that will allow you to be coached. Jim Yong Kim

Perfection is impossible without humility. Why should I strive for perfection, if I am already good enough? Leo Tolstoy

Humility is the most beautiful virtue that we can develop. Joyce Meyer

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

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

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

1Working together on solving something requires a high level of humility and a high level of self awareness. Paul Polman

Some ask if lowering one’s pride is conceding defeat. I think not. Humility is a sign of inner strength and wisdom. Haemin Sunim

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. Socrates

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. Confucius

Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying. Saint Vincent de Paul

Humility must accompany all our actions, must be with us everywhere; for as soon as we glory in our good works they are of no further value to our advancement in virtue. Saint Augustine

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

True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit; it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us. Tryon Edwards

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

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

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

Just knowing you don’t have the answers is a recipe for humility, openness, acceptance, forgiveness, and an eagerness to learn and those are all good things. Dick Van Dyke

Sometimes you have to lose something to gain something better. A door has to shut before a new door can open. Joel Osteen

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

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. Alexander Pope

Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved? Carl Sagan

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything. Imam Ali

Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves. William Law

Grateful yet ambitious. Wordly yet wise. Strong yet loving. Robin Sharma

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility. Charles Caleb Colton

Pride is the problem, humility is the answer. Joyce Meyer

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

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. Diogenes

When it comes to true humility in the face of history, nothing beats complete silence. Lev Grossman

People search for certainty. But there is no certainty. Richard P. Feynman

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

When I look at a person, I see a person  not a rank, not a class, not a title. Criss Jam

Think not that humility is weakness; it shall supply the marrow of strength to thy bones. Stoop and conquer; bow thyself and become invincible. Charles Spurgeon

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

Let us be absolutely clear about one thing we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility. Paulo Coelho

Humility is the greatest quality that a man can have, and arrogance is undoubtedly the worst. Maulana W. Khan

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

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt

Without humility, there can be no humanity. John Buchan

Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride. Jonathan Swift

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

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. Rick Warren

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. Colin Powell

Humility has to do with trying to be a vessel of purposes you’re content to understand as not your own. David Milch

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

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

Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved? Carl Sagan

Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right. Ezra T. Benson

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. Bill Gates

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast. Jane Austen

I truly believe we are all equal as human beings. Conor McGregor

Humility, like gratitude, is not so much a technique as it is a way of life. Ed Latimore

I hear my friends and my mom tell me I’m special, but honestly, I still don’t get it. LeBron James

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Lao Tzu

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

We can choose to humble ourselves by conquering enmity toward our brothers and sisters, esteeming them as ourselves, and lifting them as high or higher than we are. Ezra Taft Benson

The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love. Pope Francis

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