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The following 47 quotations are about Humility.

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Oct 02, 2008

“The need for devotion to something outside ourselves is even more profound than the need for companionship. If we are not to go to pieces or wither away, we must have some purpose in life; for no man can live for himself alone.”

Ross Parmenter
Anthropologist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Feb 01, 2010

“Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands: a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.”

Sidney Lovett
Minister

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Aug 17, 2010

“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

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“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.”

Augustine of Hippo (354-430);
Theologian

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

Orlando A. Battista (1917-1995);
Chemist, Author

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

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899);
Orator, Attorney, Politician

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

Orlando A. Battista (1917-1995);
Chemist, Author

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

Jesse Jackson (born 1941);
Politician, Civil Rights Activist

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“Humility provides everyone, even him who despairs in solitude, with the strongest relationship to his fellow man, and this immediately, though, of course, only in the case of complete and permanent humility.”

Frank Kafka (1883-1924);
Writer, Novelist

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

Unknown

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

Robert Brault
Poet

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“Arrogance invites ruin; humility receives benefits.”

Chinese Proverb

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

Chinese Proverb

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“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

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“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”

Lao Tzu (600-531);
Philosopher

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“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

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

Andrew J. Holmes
Author

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

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

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

Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990);
Publisher

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“Blushing is the color of virtue.”

Diogenes of Sinope
Greek Philosopher

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“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

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

George Arliss (1868-1946);
Actor

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

Helen Nielsen (1918-2002);
Author, Actor

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

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

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“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

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“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

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

John Ruskin (1819-1900);
Poet, Writer, Art Critic

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

Henri-Frederic Amiel (1821-1881);
Philosopher, Poet, Critic

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

Unknown

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“Always accept good fortune with grace and humility.”

Mark L. Mika

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

Sir Thomas Moore (1779-1852);
Poet, Singer

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“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

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“The artist must be an egotist because, like the spider, he draws all his building material from his own breast. But just the same the artist alone among men knows what true humility means. His reach forever exceeds his grasp. He can never be satisfied with his work. He knows when he has done well, but he knows he has never attained his dream. He knows he never can.”

Rheta Childe Dorr (1866-1948);
American Journalist

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“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

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Sep 23, 2010

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

Edmund Burke (1729-1797);
Statesman, Author, Philosopher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Apr 21, 2011

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

Elizabeth Bibesco (1897-1945);
English Writer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Aug 11, 2011

“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

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Sep 30, 2011

“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

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Feb 21, 2012

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

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970);
Philosopher, Mathematician

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Jul 11, 2012

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

William Saroyan (1908-1981);
Armenian American Dramatist And Author

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Sep 06, 2012

“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

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Feb 19, 2013

“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all-knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962);
U.S. First Lady, Diplomat, Human Rights Activist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Apr 09, 2013

“Live simply so others may simply live.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997);
Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Apr 11, 2014

“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