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Quotes About the Benefits of Humility and Being Humble

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 (-:

Quote: I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
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I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.


Quote: Never let success go to your head, and never let failures go to your heart. by author Anthony Joshua overlaid on photo of photo of author Anthony Joshua with quote

Never let success go to your head, and never let failures go to your heart.


Quote: When I look at a person, I see a person -- not a rank, not a class, not a title. by author Criss Jami overlaid on photo of black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime
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When I look at a person, I see a person -- not a rank, not a class, not a title.


Quote: There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. by author Ernest Hemingway overlaid on photo of white and brown long fur cat
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There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.


Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.


Quote: The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. by author Cicero overlaid on photo of sunset forest
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The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.


Quote: Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. by author Ernest Holmes overlaid on photo of black laptop computer turned on displaying blue screen
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Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.


Quote: Humility and Gratitude are the twin characteristics of happiness. by author Richard C. Edgley overlaid on photo of yellow sunflowers under white clouds and blue sky
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Humility and Gratitude are the twin characteristics of happiness.


Quote: Less is more. by author Ludwig Mies van der Rohe overlaid on photo of turned on gray alarm clock displaying 10:11
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Less is more.


Quote: Pride divides the men, humility joins them. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of landscape photography of trees
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Pride divides the men, humility joins them.


Quote: The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them. by author Louisa May Alcott overlaid on photo of woman and man holding hands
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The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.


Quote: 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. by author Rachel Carson overlaid on photo of red flower in white background
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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.


Quote: To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength. by author Criss Jami overlaid on photo of orange tabby cat
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To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.




Quote: The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. by author Thomas S. Monson overlaid on photo of red textile in close up photography
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The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.


Quote: It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance. by author Thomas Huxley overlaid on photo of forest near mountain alps
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It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.


Quote: By bringing nature into our lives, we invite humility. by author Richard Louv overlaid on photo of man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress
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By bringing nature into our lives, we invite humility.


Quote: A great man is always willing to be little. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time
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A great man is always willing to be little.


Quote: Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of silhouette of children's running on hill

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.


Quote: I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility. by author John Ruskin overlaid on photo of sunflower
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I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.


Quote: The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. by author Horace overlaid on photo of pink flower with green stem
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The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.


Quote: We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. by author Ernest Hemingway overlaid on photo of brown pencil on white surface
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We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.


Quote: There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous. by author Blaise Pascal overlaid on photo of clear wine glass with red wine
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There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.


Quote: Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. by author Ask Ann Landers overlaid on photo of grayscale photography of pug

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.


Quote: I know it makes no sense, but believe me it is true: to be soft is to be strong, to be humble is to be great, and to be generous is to be wealthy. by author Richelle E. Goodrich overlaid on photo of plain background
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I know it makes no sense, but believe me it is true: to be soft is to be strong, to be humble is to be great, and to be generous is to be wealthy.


Quote: True humility means giving joy to others. by author Sri Chinmoy overlaid on photo of four coffee cups on floor
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True humility means giving joy to others.


Quote: Being humble is cooler than being famous. by author Robin Sharma overlaid on photo of toddler hugging siberian husky
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Being humble is cooler than being famous.


Quote: He who truly knows has no occasion to shout. by author Leonardo da Vinci overlaid on photo of landscape photography of trees
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He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.


Quote: A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity. by author Ruckett overlaid on photo of white flowers
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A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity.


Quote: Selflessness is humility. Humility and freedom go hand in hand. Only a humble person can be free. by author Jeff Wilson overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower in glass vase
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Selflessness is humility. Humility and freedom go hand in hand. Only a humble person can be free.


Quote: Your own rags are better than another's gown. by author Hausa overlaid on photo of three women sitting on rock near body of water
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Your own rags are better than another's gown.


Quote: Better yourself before others. by author Darren Bateman overlaid on photo of green leafed plant
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Better yourself before others.


Quote: When we presume that we are better than people who need structure and guidance, we lack one of the most crucial ingredients for change: humility. by author Marshall Goldsmith overlaid on photo of green leafed plants on forest
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When we presume that we are better than people who need structure and guidance, we lack one of the most crucial ingredients for change: humility.


Quote: My strength is my humility. When you are humble, people like you. by author Mohammad Azharuddin overlaid on photo of person sitting on black surface looking to sky
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My strength is my humility. When you are humble, people like you.


Quote: Humility is truth. by author Desiderius Erasmus overlaid on photo of feet in sand
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Humility is truth.


Quote: Humility is the oil that smoothes and soothes relationships. by author Richard Warren overlaid on photo of dome tent with galaxy with stars
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Humility is the oil that smoothes and soothes relationships.



Longer Version/[Notes]:

To have humility is to experience reality, not in relation to ourselves, but in its sacred independence. It is to see, judge, and act from the point of rest in ourselves. Then, how much disappears, and all that remains falls into place.

In the point of rest at the center of our being, we encounter a world where all things are at rest in the same way. Then a tree becomes a mystery, a cloud a revelation, each man a cosmos of whose riches we can only catch glimpses. The life of simplicity is simple, but it opens to us a book in which we never get beyond the first syllable.


Quote: Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. by author C. S. Lewis overlaid on photo of photo of author C. S. Lewis with quote

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: Practice humility and patience. by author Saint Vincent de Paul overlaid on photo of green fern plant

Practice humility and patience.


Quote: Cease to be a disobedient child in the school of experience, and begin to learn, with humility and patience, the lessons that are set for your ultimate perfection. by author James Allen overlaid on photo of solid background
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Cease to be a disobedient child in the school of experience, and begin to learn, with humility and patience, the lessons that are set for your ultimate perfection.


Quote: Humility enforces where neither virtue nor strength can prevail, nor reason. by author Francis Quarles overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
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Humility enforces where neither virtue nor strength can prevail, nor reason.


Quote: May any praise of your character come from others instead of yourself. by author Joyce Rachelle overlaid on photo of two person standing while watching sky
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May any praise of your character come from others instead of yourself.


Quote: True humility scarcely ever utters words of humility. by author Saint Francis de Sales overlaid on photo of top view photography of heart latte coffee
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True humility scarcely ever utters words of humility.


Quote: True humility is more like self-forgetfulness than false modesty. by author C. S. Lewis overlaid on photo of photo of author C. S. Lewis with quote

True humility is more like self-forgetfulness than false modesty.


Quote: True humility is absolute obedience and dependence on God. It puts Him first, others second, and ourselves third in all things. by author John Bevere overlaid on photo of blue rose
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True humility is absolute obedience and dependence on God. It puts Him first, others second, and ourselves third in all things.


Quote: Compassion directed toward oneself is true humility. by author Simone Weil overlaid on photo of closeup photo of computer keyboard
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Compassion directed toward oneself is true humility.


Quote: Love's humility is love's true pride. by author Bayard Taylor overlaid on photo of pink dahlia in bloom
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Love's humility is love's true pride.


Quote: God hath sworn to lift on high Who sinks himself by true humility. by author John Keble overlaid on photo of green leaf tree on shore
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God hath sworn to lift on high Who sinks himself by true humility.


Quote: Being humble matters. by author Kevin Hart overlaid on photo of brown and white dog covered with green and white blanket
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Being humble matters.


Quote: Humble living does not diminish. It fills. Going back to a simpler self gives wisdom. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of bonfire in forest
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Humble living does not diminish. It fills. Going back to a simpler self gives wisdom.


Quote: Be humble, or you'll stumble. by author Dwight L. Moody overlaid on photo of brown tabby kitten on black surface
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Be humble, or you'll stumble.


Quote: While the mind seeks praise, the heart disguises its intelligence. by author Freequill overlaid on photo of photo of author Freequill with quote

While the mind seeks praise, the heart disguises its intelligence.


Quote: It's easy to reach the top. You have to bow. by author Ljupka Cvetanova overlaid on photo of autumn leaves on body of water
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It's easy to reach the top. You have to bow.


Quote: Humble new beginnings do exist, but to begin, you must be humble. Nothing ever stays the same. by author Melody Carstairs overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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Humble new beginnings do exist, but to begin, you must be humble. Nothing ever stays the same.


Quote: Be humble. Not stupid. by author Andrew-Knox B. Kaniki overlaid on photo of green mountains beside lake under blue sky during daytime
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Be humble. Not stupid.


Quote: Pride is cyanide. by author Constance Friday overlaid on photo of photo of author Constance Friday with quote

Pride is cyanide.


Quote: Respect is sweeter when you earn it; you lose respect when you demand respect. by author Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel overlaid on photo of blue wallpaper
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Respect is sweeter when you earn it; you lose respect when you demand respect.


Quote: Shy people don't say they are shy. Humble people don't say they are humble. If someone does, read again. by author Sotero M Lopez II overlaid on photo of brown wooden hanging bridge surrounded by green trees during daytime
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Shy people don't say they are shy. Humble people don't say they are humble. If someone does, read again.


Quote: The ego is such a clever thing it even possesses a set of humble clothes. by author Rasheed Ogunlaru overlaid on photo of water color palette on white surface
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The ego is such a clever thing it even possesses a set of humble clothes.




Quote: When it feels like we need to choose between being right and being humble- pick both. by author Bob Goff overlaid on photo of white and blue floral textile
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When it feels like we need to choose between being right and being humble- pick both.


Quote: The more holy, the more humble. by author Charles H. Spurgeon overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles H. Spurgeon with quote

The more holy, the more humble.


Quote: The world's big things only can be done by paying attention to their humble beginnings. by author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) overlaid on photo of photo of author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) with quote

The world's big things only can be done by paying attention to their humble beginnings.


Quote: Never forget the favors done for you. Always forget the favors you've done for others. by author Omar Suleiman overlaid on photo of photo of author Omar Suleiman with quote

Never forget the favors done for you. Always forget the favors you've done for others.


Quote: The ocean humbles you. You can go and win a world title, but you're never going to beat the ocean. by author Stephanie Gilmore overlaid on photo of shorebird on pier
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The ocean humbles you. You can go and win a world title, but you're never going to beat the ocean.


Quote: Self-confidence may be mistaken for egotism if it is not accompanied by humility of the heart. by author Napoleon Hill overlaid on photo of brown pencil on white surface
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Self-confidence may be mistaken for egotism if it is not accompanied by humility of the heart.


Quote: It is always the secure who are humble. by author G. K. Chesterton overlaid on photo of painting of man walking down a road holding umbrella
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It is always the secure who are humble.


Quote: A genuinely humble person humbles himself even before those who should be humbled by his presence. by author Michael Ugwu Eneja overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower on white wall
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A genuinely humble person humbles himself even before those who should be humbled by his presence.


Quote: Perhaps, a sin that humbles you is better than a good deed that makes you arrogant. by author Hamza Yusuf overlaid on photo of brown mountain
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Perhaps, a sin that humbles you is better than a good deed that makes you arrogant.


Quote: The best route is to stay humble and stay true to yourself. by author Rich the Kid overlaid on photo of green and red flowers
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The best route is to stay humble and stay true to yourself.


Quote: Good things come in small packages. by author Aesop overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of white rose
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Good things come in small packages.


Quote: Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride. by author Ernest Hemingway overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of hand with red paint
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Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride.


Quote: A sign of a lover of wisdom is his delight in not running his mouth about things he doesn't know. by author Criss Jami overlaid on photo of sunset
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A sign of a lover of wisdom is his delight in not running his mouth about things he doesn't know.


He is as full of valor as of kindness. Princely in both.


Quote: Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself. by author Charles H. Spurgeon overlaid on photo of man in black pants sitting on chair
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Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself.


Quote: The greatest wisdom consists in knowing one's own follies. by author Madeleine De Souvre Sable overlaid on photo of grass field under cloudy sky
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The greatest wisdom consists in knowing one's own follies.


Quote: Nothing is more deceitful, said Darcy, than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast. by author Jane Austen overlaid on photo of yellow labrador retriever puppy lying on floor
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Nothing is more deceitful, said Darcy, than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.


One that does not think too highly of himself is more than he thinks.


Quote: Sense shines with double lustre when set in humility. by author William Penn overlaid on photo of grassland landscape
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Sense shines with double lustre when set in humility.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle. by author James Keller overlaid on photo of man raising arms between greenfield
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A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle.


Quote: Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character. by author William Arthur Ward overlaid on photo of white stone woman sculpture
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Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.


Quote: We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free. by author Kavita Ramdas overlaid on photo of yellow and white painted wall
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We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.


Quote: Sometimes it takes a lowly, title-less man to humble the world. Kings, rulers, CEOs, judges, doctors, pastors, they are already expected to be greater and wiser. by author Criss Jami overlaid on photo of white wall paint beside white wall
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Sometimes it takes a lowly, title-less man to humble the world. Kings, rulers, CEOs, judges, doctors, pastors, they are already expected to be greater and wiser.


Quote: After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser. by author Benjamin Franklin overlaid on photo of man in gray sweater carrying woman in black jacket
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After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.


Quote: One learns to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause. by author Robert Brault overlaid on photo of grassland landscape
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One learns to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause.




Quote: Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness. by author Criss Jami overlaid on photo of man sitting on concrete brick with opened laptop on his lap
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Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness.


Quote: Humility, like gratitude, is not so much a technique as it is a way of life. by author Ed Latimore overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
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Humility, like gratitude, is not so much a technique as it is a way of life.


Quote: We can't bring anything to us unless we are grateful for what we already have. by author Rhonda Byrne overlaid on photo of orange moon during nighttime
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We can't bring anything to us unless we are grateful for what we already have.


Quote: Often the problem turns out to be you. by author Shane Parrish overlaid on photo of photo of author Shane Parrish with quote

Often the problem turns out to be you.




Quote: All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. by author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) overlaid on photo of rock formation surrounding by body of water
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All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.


Quote: I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud. by author Carl Jung overlaid on photo of black bird flying on white background
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I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.


Quote: Just remember, when someone has an accent, it means that he knows one more language than you do. by author Sidney Sheldon overlaid on photo of red rose in bloom during daytime
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Just remember, when someone has an accent, it means that he knows one more language than you do.


Quote: On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom. by author Michel de Montaigne overlaid on photo of sunset
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On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.


Quote: Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you. by author Andrew Murray overlaid on photo of person in red shirt walking on brown field under gray sky during daytime
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Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.


Quote: 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. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of brown wooden board
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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.


Quote: There is beauty and humility in imperfection. by author Guillermo del Toro overlaid on photo of photo of author Guillermo del Toro with quote

There is beauty and humility in imperfection.


Quote: Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected. by author William Safire overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of four green humming birds with red flowers
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Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.


Quote: Modesty is a lubricant for unpleasant intrusions. by author Norman Mailer overlaid on photo of flame illustration
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Modesty is a lubricant for unpleasant intrusions.


Quote: Humility wins. Love conquers. by author Robin Sharma overlaid on photo of purple petaled flower with vase selective focus photography
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Humility wins. Love conquers.


Quote: Arrogance repels. Humility inspires. by author Robin Sharma overlaid on photo of car passing by in between trees
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Arrogance repels. Humility inspires.


Quote: Work hard, stay humble. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of four orange, green, blue, and red paint rollers
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Work hard, stay humble.


Quote: Never curse a fall. The ground is where humility lives. by author Yasmin Mogahed overlaid on photo of brown grass on brown sand under blue sky during daytime

Never curse a fall. The ground is where humility lives.


Quote: A true genius admits that he or she knows nothing. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of Russian Blue cat
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A true genius admits that he or she knows nothing.


Quote: There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute confidence in all human beings irrespective of their social status. by author Nelson Mandela overlaid on photo of tree under blue sky
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There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute confidence in all human beings irrespective of their social status.


Quote: Humility, like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing on the street in grayscale photography
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Humility, like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.


Quote: I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day. by author Abraham Lincoln overlaid on photo of tree and pink sky painting
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I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.


Quote: Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of red
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Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.


Quote: True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue. by author Martin Luther overlaid on photo of red paint strokes wallpaper
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True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.


Quote: Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. by author Alexander Pope overlaid on photo of green lizard
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Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.


Quote: Don't seek praise. Let your effort speak for itself. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of sliced lemon on pink surface
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Don't seek praise. Let your effort speak for itself.


Quote: If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. by author Mother Teresa overlaid on photo of palm tree under orange sky
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If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.


Quote: Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying. by author Saint Vincent de Paul overlaid on photo of person sitting on black surface looking to sky
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Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.


Quote: True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain during sunset
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True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: To lead the people, walk behind them. by author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) overlaid on photo of empty pathway
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To lead the people, walk behind them.


Quote: The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. by author Criss Jami overlaid on photo of green and red flowers
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The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.


Quote: Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. by author Miyamoto Musashi overlaid on photo of grass field under cloudy sky
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Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.


Quote: Mastery begins with humility. by author Robin Sharma overlaid on photo of light match stick
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Mastery begins with humility.


Quote: Blushing is the color of virtue. by author Diogenes overlaid on photo of photo of about to bloom lotus flower
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Blushing is the color of virtue.


Quote: No truly great person ever thought themselves so. by author William Hazlitt overlaid on photo of person wearing red jacket climbing on glacier
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No truly great person ever thought themselves so.


Quote: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. by author William Somerset Maugham overlaid on photo of red rose
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The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.


Quote: What you're doing is putting into professional play the way that you relate to other people, the way that you analyze and relate to a written text, the way that you would persuade anybody to do anything. It has to do with listening, with humility and a sense of yourself. by author Trevor Nunn overlaid on photo of Trevor Nunn quote; white text on black background

What you're doing is putting into professional play the way that you relate to other people, the way that you analyze and relate to a written text, the way that you would persuade anybody to do anything. It has to do with listening, with humility and a sense of yourself.


Quote: Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot. by author Thomas Moore overlaid on photo of blue wooden door opened
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Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.


Quote: Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. by author Thomas Merton overlaid on photo of macro shot photography of two votive candles
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Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.


Quote: We have to humble ourselves and the way you do that is by serving other people. by author Tim Tebow overlaid on photo of dog running on beach during daytime
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We have to humble ourselves and the way you do that is by serving other people.


Quote: If I had any humility I would be perfect. by author Ted Turner overlaid on photo of man in black suit jacket and woman in blue dress kissing during daytime
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If I had any humility I would be perfect.


Quote: You have to know when to be arrogant. You have to when to be humble. You have to know when to be hard and you have to know when to be soft. by author Talib Kweli overlaid on photo of people holding shoulders sitting on wall
Photo Credit: Duy Pham

You have to know when to be arrogant. You have to when to be humble. You have to know when to be hard and you have to know when to be soft.


Quote: Humility's a real thing -- not just a fine name for laziness. by author Susan Glaspell overlaid on photo of four handheld gardening tools on rack
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Humility's a real thing -- not just a fine name for laziness.


Quote: Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new. by author Steven Tyler overlaid on photo of mountains under white mist at daytime
Photo Credit: Ivana Cajina

Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.


Quote: Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. by author Steve Jobs overlaid on photo of gray leaves
Photo Credit: Brennan Burling

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.


Quote: The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. by author Soren Kierkegaard overlaid on photo of yellow sunflowers
Photo Credit: Sarah Le

The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.


Quote: I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of gray cat peeking at the table
Photo Credit: Biel Morro

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.


Quote: Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought. by author Simone Weil overlaid on photo of MacBook Pro turned on
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Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.


Quote: Humility is attentive patience. by author Simone Weil overlaid on photo of black and white abstract illustration
Photo Credit: Octavian Dan

Humility is attentive patience.


Quote: There are people who go clad in tunics and have nothing to do with furs, who nevertheless are lacking in humility. Surely humility in furs is better than pride in tunics. by author Bernard of Clairvaux overlaid on photo of photo of author Bernard of Clairvaux with quote

There are people who go clad in tunics and have nothing to do with furs, who nevertheless are lacking in humility. Surely humility in furs is better than pride in tunics.


Quote: Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. by author Augustine of Hippo overlaid on photo of photo of author Augustine of Hippo with quote

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.


Quote: Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation. by author Augustine of Hippo overlaid on photo of photo of author Augustine of Hippo with quote

Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.


Quote: There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart. by author Augustine of Hippo overlaid on photo of photo of author Augustine of Hippo with quote

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.


Quote: Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. by author Augustine of Hippo overlaid on photo of photo of author Augustine of Hippo with quote

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


Quote: It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. by author Augustine of Hippo overlaid on photo of photo of author Augustine of Hippo with quote

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


Quote: Humility is what makes teams great. I've preached it for a long period of time. by author Rick Pitino overlaid on photo of black, purple, and orange basketball court beside concrete buildings at daytime
Photo Credit: Ilnur Kalimullin

Humility is what makes teams great. I've preached it for a long period of time.


Quote: Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility. by author Richard Dawkins overlaid on photo of yellow green leaf
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.


Quote: We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. by author Rabindranath Tagore overlaid on photo of adult black and tan dachshund
Photo Credit: Erda Estremera

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


Quote: Endless effort, endless humility, endless modesty. by author Rain overlaid on photo of man in white shirt and black pants standing on top of building
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Endless effort, endless humility, endless modesty.


Quote: Beauty, to me, is kind, generous, and people that are humble. by author Nikki Sixx overlaid on photo of people walking on hallway
Photo Credit: Donny Jiang

Beauty, to me, is kind, generous, and people that are humble.


Quote: It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles. by author Niccolò Machiavelli overlaid on photo of person holding green plant during daytime
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It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.


Quote: Humility is not a trait I often associate with America. by author Mira Nair overlaid on photo of jumping on snow covered mountain during daytime
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Humility is not a trait I often associate with America.


Quote: Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of lit candle in focus photography
Photo Credit: Anjo Antony

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.


Quote: I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth. by author Mahatma Gandhi overlaid on photo of a couple holding hands with a wedding ring visible
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I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.


Quote: Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked -- but it's immensely important to find them in your closest relationships. by author Laura Linney overlaid on photo of silhouette of person spreading hands
Photo Credit: Debby Hudson

Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked -- but it's immensely important to find them in your closest relationships.


Quote: If we learn not humility, we learn nothing. by author John Jewel overlaid on photo of two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water
Photo Credit: KaLisa Veer

If we learn not humility, we learn nothing.


Quote: Without humility there can be no humanity. by author John Buchan overlaid on photo of photography of lake near tree
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Without humility there can be no humanity.


Quote: Never be haughty to the humble or humble to the haughty. by author Jefferson Davis overlaid on photo of yellow labrador retriever puppy sitting on floor
Photo Credit: Taylor Kopel

Never be haughty to the humble or humble to the haughty.


Quote: Life is a long lesson in humility. by author James M. Barrie overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape donkey
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Life is a long lesson in humility.


Quote: Humble people ask for help. by author Joyce Meyer overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of hummingbird sucking nectar in flower
Photo Credit: James Wainscoat

Humble people ask for help.


Quote: Pride and vanity, the opposites of humility, can destroy our spiritual health as surely as a debilitating disease can destroy our physical health. by author Joseph B. Wirthlin overlaid on photo of pink and blue sky with moon
Photo Credit: J Lee

Pride and vanity, the opposites of humility, can destroy our spiritual health as surely as a debilitating disease can destroy our physical health.


Quote: The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune. by author Joseph Addison overlaid on photo of empty brown concrete stairs beside green grass under starry sky long-exposure photography
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The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.


Quote: True humility is contentment. by author Henri Frederic Amiel overlaid on photo of bonfire on focus photography
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True humility is contentment.


Quote: There is no respect for others without humility in one's self. by author Henri Frederic Amiel overlaid on photo of photography of yellow petaled flowers field
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There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.


Quote: 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. by author Harvey MacKay overlaid on photo of woman standing on beachfront
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop

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.


Quote: Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful. by author Harvey MacKay overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
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Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.

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


Quote: Recognizing your talents doesn't mean believing they're limitless. Accepting your strengths doesn't lead to pride, but instead to humility; you're less likely to resent what others have if you understand your own bounty. by author Gina Barreca overlaid on photo of brown leaf on brown stem
Photo Credit: Åukasz Rawa

Recognizing your talents doesn't mean believing they're limitless. Accepting your strengths doesn't lead to pride, but instead to humility; you're less likely to resent what others have if you understand your own bounty.


Quote: In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. by author Galileo Galilei overlaid on photo of silhouette of off-road car
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In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.


Quote: Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of black bare tree under blue sky

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.


Quote: I feel coming on a strange disease -- humility. by author Frank Lloyd Wright overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of brown and blue hourglass on stones
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I feel coming on a strange disease -- humility.


Quote: With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings. by author Ezra Taft Benson overlaid on photo of silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky
Photo Credit: Greg Rakozy

With pride, there are many curses. With humility, there come many blessings.


Quote: It's all about humanity, humility, and integrity. by author Debra Wilson overlaid on photo of bare tree on mountain during sunset
Photo Credit: Leah Berman

It's all about humanity, humility, and integrity.


Quote: Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.


Quote: Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. by author Colin Powell overlaid on photo of silver and gold UNK on brown wooden surface
Photo Credit: Jay Rembert

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


Quote: Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man. by author Bryant McGill overlaid on photo of silhouette of mountain during golden hour
Photo Credit: Marek Piwnicki

Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man.


Quote: True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility. by author Bryant McGill overlaid on photo of blue and black ball on blue and white checkered textile
Photo Credit: Michael Dziedzic

True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.


Quote: A little humility never hurts. by author Ben Bernanke overlaid on photo of closeup photo of green leafed plant
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

A little humility never hurts.


Quote: Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger. by author Abraham Cahan overlaid on photo of bonfire near mountain
Photo Credit: Courtnie Tosana

Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.


Quote: But You never reject a repentant and humble heart. by author Alphonsus Liguori overlaid on photo of photo of author Alphonsus Liguori with quote

But You never reject a repentant and humble heart.


Quote: My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of brown tabby kitten
Photo Credit: Tran Mau Tri Tam

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.


Quote: No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of yellow and black butterfly
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.


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