51 Awesome Quotes on Humility that Will Motivate You to Stay Humble

Quotes on Humility

What really does it mean to really be humble and have humility? Are some born with it and some without? Is it a personality trait or is it a characteristic developed by personal choice?

Humility starts from a position of dignity, strength and a healthy sense of your own worth and abilities. A greatness that is rarely demonstrated, and a topic that can be redefined as a great pursuit to improve your relationships, reduce stress & increase happiness both at home and in the workplace. The Power of Humility takes you from being impoverished emotionally and spiritually, to invisible wealth; serenity and peace.

Humility is not the degradation of self, it is also not belittling of ourselves to a state of insignificance and no value. Nor is it the acceptance of a life of poverty, penance and utter sorrow and sadness. Even though many people may think of humility as becoming weak, unworthy, and valueless, real humility is a powerful soul force, which when unleashed, can bring a person into a place of purpose, vision, power and wealth.

Below is my collection of 51 most insightful and inspiring quotes on humility, that will motivate you to stay humble. And, you will also find embedded videos and slideshow versions of these quotes.

Quote 1

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

Quote 2

"Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought."
-Charles Caleb Colton

Quote 3

"Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new."
-Steven Tyler

Quote 4

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

Quote 5

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

Quote 6

"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

Quote 7

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

Quote 8

"Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity."
-Vanna Bonta

Quote 9

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

Quote 10

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

Quote 11

"Self-confidence is very important. But without compassion and humility, it's just arrogance"

Quote 12

"I always say be humble but be firm. Humility and openness are the key to success without compromising your beliefs."
-George Hickenlooper

Quote 13

"I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Quote 14

"A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility."
-Lawrence G. Lovasik

Quote 15

"True humility is being able to accept criticisms as graciously as we accept compliments."
-Sabrina Newby

Quote 16

"All streams flow to the ocean because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power."
-Lao Tzu

Quote 17

"To be a leader means to have humility, to have respect and to serve the people that we are leading. And that type of character, that type of integrity not only brings real fulfillment to our own hearts, but also has a great effect on the lives of all the people around us."
-Radhanath Swami

Quote 18

"Ego kills knowledge, as knowledge requires learning, and learning requires humility."

Quote 19

"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

Quote 20

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

Quote 21

"Humility is royalty without a crown."
-Spencer W. Kimball

Quote 22

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

Quote 23

"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

Quote 24

"To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength."
-Criss Jami

Quote 25

"It is not for me to judge another man's life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone."
- Hermann Hesse

Quote 26

"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."
-Abraham Lincoln

Quote 27

"You must stop looking at the world through your head. You must look through your heart, instead. That way, you will know God."
-Elizabeth Gilbert

Quote 28

"A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing."
-Albert Einstein

Quote 29

"It's okay to disagree with the thoughts or opinions expressed by other people. That doesn't give you the right to deny any sense they might make."
-Ashly Lorenzana

Quote 30

"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility."
-Orson F. Whitney

Quote 31

"Be careful not to mistake insecurity and inadequacy for humility! Humility has nothing to do with the insecure and inadequate! Just like arrogance has nothing to do with greatness!"
-C. JoyBell C.

Quote 32

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

Quote 33

"And above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don't."
-Tom Hiddleston

Quote 34

"Life is a long lesson in humility."
-J.M. Barrie

Quote 35

"A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday."
-Alexander Pope

Quote 36

"Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised."
- Andrew Murray

Quote 37

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master"
- Ernest Hemingway

Quote 38

"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

Quote 39

"If pain doesn't lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering"
- Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Quote 40

"I imagine that the intelligent people are the ones so intelligent that they don't even need or want to look 'intelligent' anymore."
-Criss Jami

Quote 41

"It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble."
-Andrew Murray

Quote 42

"As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don't think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, 'I'm probably no better than you, but I'm certainly your equal."
-Harper Lee

Quote 43

"There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people."
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Quote 44

"The faculty to think objectively is reason; the emotional attitude behind reason is that of humility."
-Erich Fromm

Quote 45

"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."
- Nelson Mandela

Quote 46

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

Quote 47

"Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you"
- Andrew Murray

Quote 48

"I believe that the first test of a great man is his humility. I don't mean by humility, doubt of his power. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not of them, but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful."
-John Ruskin

Quote 49

"Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it."
- David Richo

Quote 50

"I believe that the first test of a great man is his humility. I don't mean by humility, doubt of his power. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not of them, but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful."
-John Ruskin

Quote 51

"It's much easier on the emotions when one sees life as an experiment rather than a struggle for popularity."
- Criss Jami

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