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184 Quotes About the Benefits of Humility and Being Humble

  • Last updated Jun 28 2021

Humility -- the quality of being humble -- is elusive. Yes, we still want to be confident in ourselves. Yes, we should still be able to be proud inside when we work hard to accomplish something good. It is not a black and white thing though - many shades of gray. Perhaps it means not crowing about yourself too much, and recognizing that other people are also doing great things, and acknowledging that you are not always right or the best at something. There is always someone who is even better. Ultimately, I think it means yes, we should love ourselves and our accomplishments, but never if it means putting the needs of others before ourselves or if it belittles others or if we have thoughts that we might be better than others. We're all on this planet the same and all striving and all doing our best and each fighting our own battles.

We have assembled the best quotes on humility and being humble we could find. We hope you like them and that they are helpful to you. Definitely pondering them will help one get a better understanding of humility than our attempt at a definition (-:

--Theodore Roosevelt
--Albert Einstein
--Anthony Joshua
--Criss Jami
--Steve Jobs
--Augustine of Hippo
--Socrates
--Carl Jung
--Friedrich Nietzsche
--Mark Twain
--Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
--Thomas Moore
--Horace
--Benjamin Franklin
--Ernest Holmes
--Criss Jami
--Socrates
--Abraham Cahan
--Colin Powell
--Augustine of Hippo
--Henri Frederic Amiel
--Ezra Taft Benson
--Robert Brault
--William Safire
--Abraham Lincoln
--Miyamoto Musashi
--Simone Weil
--Mother Teresa
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Augustine of Hippo
--Alexander Pope
--Kahlil Gibran
--Michel de Montaigne
--Andrew Murray
--Albert Einstein
--William Hazlitt
--Michael Ugwu Eneja
--Rick Pitino
--Harvey MacKay
--Ed Latimore
--Gina Barreca
--Alphonsus Liguori
--Charles H. Spurgeon
--John Keble
--Jane Austen
--Simone Weil
--Alexander Solzhenitsyn
--Mohammad Azharuddin
--Richard Dawkins
--William Penn

Longer Version:

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


--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
--Marshall Goldsmith
--Rumi
--Jeff Wilson
--Robin Sharma
--Joseph B. Wirthlin
--Frank Lloyd Wright
--Rain


--Hamza Yusuf
--James Allen
--Richard Louv
--Rasheed Ogunlaru
--Kevin Hart
--C. S. Lewis
--Bryant H. McGill
--Jefferson Davis
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
--Norman Mailer
--Bayard Taylor
--Unknown Author
--Rich the Kid
--Stephanie Gilmore
--Ask Ann Landers
--Criss Jami
--William Arthur Ward
--Aaron Lauritsen
--Constance Friday
--Desiderius Erasmus
--Andrew-Knox B Kaniki
--Unknown Author
--Joyce Meyer
--Robin Sharma
--D.L. Moody
--Ben Bernanke
--Darren Bateman
--Charles Spurgeon
--Simone Weil
--Saint Vincent de Paul
--Aesop
--Robin Sharma
--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
--Shane Parrish
--G. K. Chesterton
--Patrick Süskind
--William Shakespeare
--Kavita Ramdas
--Thomas S. Monson
--Ernest Hemingway
--John Buchan
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Augustine of Hippo
--John Ruskin
--Galileo Galilei
--Nelson Mandela
--Confucius
--Albert Einstein

--Sidney Sheldon
--Mira Nair
--Ernest Hemingway
--Guillermo del Toro
--Thomas Merton
--Thomas Merton
--Socrates

Longer Version:

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all.


--Albert Einstein
--Criss Jami
--Martin Luther
--Criss Jami
--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
--Blaise Pascal
--Charles Caleb Colton
--Yasmin Mogahed
--Augustine of Hippo
--Louisa May Alcott
--Diogenes
--Rachel Carson
--Saint Vincent de Paul
--Soren Kierkegaard
--Rabindranath Tagore
--Thomas Huxley
--Henry David Thoreau
--Niccolò Machiavelli
--Mahatma Gandhi
--C. S. Lewis

Longer Version:

Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others.


--Cicero
--Henri Frederic Amiel
--Ezra Taft Benson
--Tim Tebow
--Ernest Hemingway
--Francis Quarles
--James M. Barrie
--John Bevere
--Susan Glaspell
--Talib Kweli
--Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel
--Madeleine De Souvre Sable
--Melody Carstairs
--Nikki Sixx
--Frederick Lenz
--Joyce Rachelle
--Rhonda Byrne
--Harvey MacKay

Longer Version:

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.


--Napoleon Hill
--James Keller
--Omar Suleiman
--Richard C. Edgley
--Criss Jami
--Bryant H. McGill
--Joseph Addison
--Debra Wilson
--Sotero M Lopez II
--Saint Francis de Sales
--Richard Warren
--Ted Turner
--Steven Tyler
--Hausa
--Dwayne Johnson
--Freequill
--John Jewel
--Charles Caleb Colton
--Saint Bernard
--Ljupka Cvetanova
--W. Somerset Maugham
--Eliot
--Laura Linney

--Ruckett
--Bob Goff

--Leonardo da Vinci
--Robin S. Sharma
--Sri Chinmoy
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