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Humility is to be modest, meek, teachable and humble.


  • “There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.”

    —Henri-Frederic Amiel Philosopher, Poet, Critic

  • “Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.”

    —Jane Austen Novelist

  • “There is no limit to the amount of good a man can do, as long as he does not care who takes the credit.”

    —Sunday-Bolorunduro Awoniyi Nigerian Politician

  • “Praise can be your most valuable asset as long as you don't aim it at yourself.”

    —Orlando A. Battista Chemist, Author

  • “An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”

    —Orlando A. Battista Chemist, Author

Stories About Humility

Just A Child Trying To Please

Submitted by Anonymous

Sitting at traffic light in a rickshaw, in the polluted air of an Indian city, my eyes fell upon the poor and desolate living...

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Submitted by Rodney

I talk often about people being put in our lives for a reason, and there is always a lesson to be learned by or from them. ...

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Mac's Plight

Submitted by Herb Hedeen

Mac’s Plight or Cowie Capers
by Herb Hedeen
An unbelievably true story

The summers are hot in Grand Junction, Colorado....

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Everyday Hero Stories

Mabel B

Mabel was my Grandma. I truly think she was really an Angel though. She was almost non-human in the ways she dealt with...

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Marsha G

The influence of Marsha undoubtedly is a timely masterpiece that has become a benchmark classic in community upliftment. A...

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Kristen Johnson Foster Brooks J

My biological father died the day after my 3rd birthday 11-15-1984. Since then my mother, my hero, has had countless...

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I must remember that Humility is not humiliation. Humility shows my my important part and place i the Universe. Humiliation is degrading and makes one person greater than another in a way that tears away the dignity of that person. Humility creates a sense of self worth in that it gives something to fulfill the potential of and then grow beyond. Peace, Friends to You.
Rawleigh Emmons, Tempe, AZ

teaching how to and what to do
alex, alto

Humility " Is having a humble heart,to show an outpouring of love for all living being, to be able to assist, in any way i can, selfless service to all ,without any selfish gain .
Seeta Sahadeo, Trinidad & Tobago

Humility is having a proper estimation of oneself.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga

Humility "Perpetual quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble. It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore; 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, it is to have a blessed home in myself where I can go in and shut the door and pray to my Father in secret and be at peace, as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and about is seeming trouble. "
Anonymous, From a plaque in Dr. Bob's office

Humility: "Perpetual quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble.It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore; To wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing is done against me."
Anonymous, An Inscription from a plaque in the office of Robert Hollbrook Smith M.D. Akron, Ohio

yolo, montebelo

Humility is accepting others without question or favour.
Adesoji JE., Nigeria

HUMILITY......honesty..,umbrella..,mild..,intelligence...,loyal..,integrity..,trust.... yogurt.....
ejaz shahid, islamabad pakistan

I love this site! I can stay on it the whole night.
sarabeemer, landsboro

Humility is not having an exaggerated opinion of our own importance.
Bruce, Willngham

Humility is the True wisdom by which we prepare our mind for any possible changes in our life.
Mahesh, India

It's just like a bamboo. When it gets bigger and taller, it moves closely to the ground. A sign of Humility. When you become somebody, be nobody.
nathan ostrea, philippines

Humility is the amalgamation of love,hope,and forgiveness.
Raymond H., AL

I can't find a hero for humilty. Can somebody please help me?
Anonymous, ???

Humility is focusing on the needs of others.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins

I always tell my daughter that the most important quality to find in a future spouse is that of humility. I believe everything positive and good comes from this one quality. People who posess humility have the world view that life is not about them. They tend to live outside themselves , quietly being, loving and giving, not trying to feed their own egoes but rather filled with self love which is shared with others .
Debbie, Seattle

Humility for me is a sense of acceptance and peace within yourself. Humbling yourself can be one of the most difficult things to do in life...but once practiced it can bring you a sense of peace you never felt before and can open yourself up to never ending possibilities.
Mandy Candy, California

Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.
Max S., LT, Seoul, Korea

With humility, we hold the key to ruminat- ting over our own mistakes, we choose to accept humility challenged by others, and we decide to overcome by learning a new, Life lesson. We decide to persevere.
Marie, U.S.A.