is to be modest, meek, teachable and humble.


“He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.”

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899); orator, attorney, politician

“Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969); 34th U.S. President

“The best way to have the last word is to apologize.”


“When helping others, do not look for a reward; if you are looking for rewards, don't help others.”

Chinese Proverb

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

Edmund Burke (1729-1797); statesman, author, philosopher

“We are here to add what we can to, not get what we can from, life. ”

Sir William Osler (1849-1919); Canadian physician, founding professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital

“Live simply so others may simply live.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997); founder of the Missionaries of Charity

“True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes. ”

Edward Frederick Lindley Wood (1881-1959); 1st Earl of Halifax

“Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life. ”

George Arliss (1868-1946); actor

“No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday. ”

Alexander Pope (1688-1744); poet, critic, translator

“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 (354-430); Roman Catholic saint

“Humility, that low, sweet root From which all heavenly virtues shoot.”

Sir Thomas Moore (1779-1852); poet, singer

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

Orlando A. Battista (1917-1995); chemist, author

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972); 33rd President of the United States

“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 (1932-2007); Nigerian politician

“Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows. ”

Helen Nielsen (1918-2002); author, actor

“I wouldn't be human if I didn't feel pride and something that transcends pride humility.”

James Cash Penney (1875-1971); founder of J.C. Penney Corporation

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

Henri-Frederic Amiel (1821-1881); philosopher, poet, critic

“Arrogance invites ruin; humility receives benefits.”

Chinese Proverb

“Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.”

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845); 7th U.S. President

“Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.”

John R. Wooden (1910-2010); basketball coach, author

“It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit. ”


“Greatness is always built on this foundation: the ability to appear, speak and act, as the most common man. ”

Shams-ud-din Muhammed Hafiz (1320-1388); Persian poet

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”

Elizabeth Bibesco (1897-1945); English writer

“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865); 16th U.S. President

“Blushing is the color of virtue. ”

Diogenes of Sinope Greek philosopher

“Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously. ”

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993); preacher, author

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ”

Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990); publisher

“It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy.”

George Horace Lorimer (1899-1937); editor

“If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.”

Emily Brontë (1818-1848); novelist, poet

“Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.”

William Saroyan (1908-1981); Armenian American dramatist and author

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

Orlando A. Battista (1917-1995); chemist, author

“It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. ”

Andrew J. Holmes author

“Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.”

Jesse Jackson (born 1941); politician, civil rights activist

“Count no day lost in which you waited your turn, took only your share and sought advantage over no one.”

Robert Brault poet

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817); novelist

“Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all. ”

William Temple (1881-1944); archbishop

“I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.”

John Ruskin (1819-1900); poet, writer, art critic

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970); philosopher, mathematician

“Always accept good fortune with grace and humility.”

Mark L. Mika

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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 6 months ago from Tempe, AZ

teaching how to and what to do
alex 6 months ago from 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 11 months ago from Trinidad & Tobago

Humility is having a proper estimation of oneself.
Bruce Willingham over 1 year ago from 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 over 1 year ago from From a plaque in Dr. Bob's office

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