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


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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.

Funny Quote by Thomas Merton

"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real."
-Thomas Merton
Funny Quote by Charles Caleb Colton

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

"Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new."
-Steven Tyler
Funny Quote by Saint Augustine

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

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

"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
Funny Quote by Charles Caleb Colton

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

"Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity."
-Vanna Bonta
Funny Quote by Rick Warren

"Humility isn't denying your strengths; it's being honest about your weaknesses."
-Rick Warren
Funny Quote by William Law

"Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves"
-William Law
Funny Quote by Anonymous

"Self-confidence is very important. But without compassion and humility, it's just arrogance"
-Anonymous
Funny Quote by George Hickenlooper

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

"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
Funny Quote by Lawrence G. Lovasik

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

"True humility is being able to accept criticisms as graciously as we accept compliments."
-Sabrina Newby
Funny Quote by Lao Tzu

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

"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
Funny Quote by Rolsey

"Ego kills knowledge, as knowledge requires learning, and learning requires humility."
-Rolsey
Funny Quote by Gordon B. Hinckley

"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
Funny Quote by Ezra T. Benson

"Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right."
-Ezra T. Benson
Funny Quote by Spencer W. Kimball

"Humility is royalty without a crown."
-Spencer W. Kimball
Funny Quote by Ernest Hemingway

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

"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
Funny Quote by Criss Jami

"To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength."
-Criss Jami
Funny Quote by  Hermann Hesse

"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
Funny Quote by Abraham Lincoln

"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
Funny Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert

"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
Funny Quote by Albert Einstein

"A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing."
-Albert Einstein
Funny Quote by Ashly Lorenzana

"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
Funny Quote by Orson F. Whitney

"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
Funny Quote by C. JoyBell C.

"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.
Funny Quote by  Patrick Süskind

"Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything."
- Patrick Süskind
Funny Quote by Tom Hiddleston

"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
Funny Quote by J.M. Barrie

"Life is a long lesson in humility."
-J.M. Barrie
Funny Quote by Alexander Pope

"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
Funny Quote by  Andrew Murray

"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
Funny Quote by  Ernest Hemingway

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master"
- Ernest Hemingway
Funny Quote by Martin Luther

"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
Funny Quote by  Katerina Stoykova Klemer

"If pain doesn't lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering"
- Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Funny Quote by Criss Jami

"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
Funny Quote by Andrew Murray

"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
Funny Quote by Harper Lee

"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
Funny Quote by  Robert Louis Stevenson

"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
Funny Quote by Erich Fromm

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

"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
Funny Quote by  Rachel Carson

"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
Funny Quote by  Andrew Murray

"Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you"
- Andrew Murray
Funny Quote by John Ruskin

"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
Funny Quote by  David Richo

"Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it."
- David Richo
Funny Quote by John Ruskin

"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
Funny Quote by  Criss Jami

"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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