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Humility - Quotes

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Quotes

  • "All virtue annihilates itself as soon as it ceases to be humility." - Muhammad Asad
  • "Devotion that is not accompanied by humility becomes infallible pride." - Joseph Joubert, thoughts, experiments and maxims
  • "Even the most humble person believes and hopes inwardly more than he dares to say." - Gottfried Keller, faith, hope
  • "Life is a long lesson in humility." - James Matthew Barrie
  • "Humility means perseverance in service to humanity. God is always in service." - Mahatma Gandhi, Selected Works
  • "Humility means not comparing yourself." - Dag Hammarskjöld
  • "Humility is the ability to look up to the smallest things in life." - Albert Schweitzer
  • "Humility is really nothing more than a comparison of one's worth with moral perfection." - Immanuel Kant
  • "Humility is not a virtue, that is, it does not spring from reason." - Baruch de Spinoza, Ethics, Book IV
  • "Humility is not a virtue, but the insight that we lack any virtue!" - Hans Urs von Balthasar
  • "Humility is nothing but insight." - Egon Bahr
  • "Humility can take one's head under one's arm without losing face." - Albert Altenähr, abtei-kornelimuenster.de
  • "Humility and the greatest perseverance seem almost as necessary in gardening as rain and shine, and every failure must serve as a stepping stone to more promising things." - Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth and her garden
  • "God has always destroyed pride and always raised humility." - Carl Leberecht Immermann, Tristan and Isolde
  • "The worm that has been kicked writhes. That's wise. It reduces the likelihood of being kicked again. In the language of morality: humility." - Friedrich Nietzsche, "Twilight of the Idols", sayings and arrows, 31.
  • "The world key is called humility. Without it, all knocking, listening, and peeking are in vain." - Christian Morgenstern, steps
  • "You honor humility, and to honor humility be proud of the proud, to teach them humility." - Friedrich Rückert, The wisdom of the Brahmin, I, 40
  • "Humility gives everyone, even those who are lonely and desperate, the strongest relationship to their fellow human beings, and that immediately, but only with complete and lasting humility." - Franz Kafka, reflections on sin, suffering, hope and the true path
  • "Humility is the antidote to pride." - Voltaire
  • "Humility is the antechamber of every perfection." - Marcel Aymé
  • "Humility is the virtue through which a person appears inferior to himself in the correct knowledge of his being." - Bernhard von Clairvaux, The stages of humility and pride
  • "Humility is often nothing more than feigned submission to subjugate others. A device of pride that lowers itself in order to exalt itself." - François de La Rochefoucauld
  • "The only wisdom we can acquire is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless." - Thomas Stearns Eliot
  • "Generosity wins every favor, especially when it is accompanied by humility." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, maxims and reflections
  • "The churches must learn humility as they teach it." - George Bernard Shaw
  • "Simplicity is humility before God." - Zenta Maurina
  • "There is a particularly unsympathetic kind of arrogance, humility." - Hans Krailsheimer
  • "Great peoples forget suffering, but not humiliation." - Winston Churchill
  • "I believe that humility is a very valuable quality." - Ruth C. Cohn
  • "I have three treasures that I guard and cherish. One is love, the second is frugality, the third is humility." - Laotse
  • "I cannot see how one has or can have humility without love or love without humility." - Theresa of Avila, Way of Perfection
  • "I understand the point of humility. It is not despising yourself. It is the real principle of action." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, flight to Arras
  • "In the best moments of our lives, humility is simply a pride too grateful to look down on anyone." - David Steindl-Rast
  • "No terms are confused more than humility and modesty." - Carl Leberecht Immermann
  • "Love and humility, Lord, befits pious shepherds more than addiction to honor." - William Shakespeare, "Henry VIII.", 5th act, 2nd scene / Cranmer
  • "Only the lover is brave, only the frugal is generous, only the humble is able to rule." - Laotse
  • "Without humility, however, the true can never appear." - Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • "Right humility never knows that it is humble." - Martin Luther
  • "Shameful humility is the charms crown!" - Friedrich Schiller, The Bride of Messina
  • "Blessed is he who behaves so humbly in front of his subordinates as if he were standing before his superior and lord." - Francis of Assisi, Beatitudes
  • "And that is my humility. It would be better for me to give myself as I am and put myself in your hands and shout: Here I am." - Paula Modersohn-Becker, letters, December 26, 1900
  • "Unspeakably difficult things are asked of me. But the powers that bind me in this way are also ready to slowly straighten me up, whenever my heart is hung with the weights of humility, high in their hands." - Rainer Maria Rilke
  • "Our aim should be to become small through humility, but great in love." - Helena Stollenwerk
  • "We have in us an archetype of everything beautiful, which no individual is like. The truly excellent person will bow to this and learn the humility that he has forgotten in the world." - Friedrich Holderlin
  • "Between arrogance and humility there is a third to whom life belongs, and that is courage." - Theodor Fontane
  • "Where there is humility, there is constant peace; but where there is pride, there is jealousy, there is anger and a whole hell full of unrest." - Thomas von Kempen

Proverbs and vernacular

  • "Humility, this beautiful virtue, honors old age and youth." - From Germany
  • "Humility is a mother of honor." - saying
  • "Humility is good for all things." - saying
  • "No robe dresses more beautifully than humility." - saying
  • "Where happiness arises, humility goes under." - saying
  • "Too much humility is pride." - saying

Bible

  • "The consequence of humility and the fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life." - Proverbs 22: 4
  • "The fear of the Lord is discipline of wisdom, and honor precedes humility." - Proverbs 15:33
  • "Before the fall, a man's heart rises high, but honor precedes humility." - Proverbs 18:12